Tag Archives: health care

A COVID-19 update from Andy Slavitt

I’m going to try to do a better job of passing along information about the coronavirus response that I think you might find valuable. Here, for example, slightly edited, is a tweet thread from Andy Slavitt, the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Obama. It’s a little rough, as I […]

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Exploring Trump’s “Manifesto of Mistruths”: Is our economy really “the best it has ever been”?

I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s State of the Union a few days ago. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. And, apparently, I wasn’t alone. Viewership, it seems, was way down. Which, I guess, given what he had to say, was a good thing. Trump not only lied, but he lied a lot, even […]

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William Barr on the DOJ’s attempt to destroy the ACA and leave 20 million Americans without health care

[William Barr, looking like an actor auditioning for an Alka-Seltzer ad spot, testifies before the House Appropriations Committee.] Generally speaking, it is the job of the U.S. Department of Justice to defend the laws of the United States. This, however, is not the case with Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, which is actively engaged in […]

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The Barr memo isn’t the Mueller report

I wanted to hold off on posting anything about the Mueller report until we actually had it in front of us. It’s looking now as though that may be several weeks away, in spite of the fact that members of the House voted unanimously to make it public. It would appear as though the White […]

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Trump breaks campaign promise, proposes federal budget that would cut Medicare by $845 billion and Medicaid by $241 billion

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that, if elected president, he would cut neither Medicare nor Medicaid. [See video below.] Today, however, his administration proposed a federal budget that would cut Medicare by $845 billion, and Medicaid by $241 billion, while giving the Pentagon more than requested, and allocating $8.6 billion for the […]

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