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While we were making golden shower jokes, the Senate voted to kill the Affordable Care Act, setting in motion a chain of events that will leave 30 million Americans without healthcare

As we were all fully engaged in discussing presidential water sports yesterday, and whether or not it would even be possible for a germaphobe-in-chief to property enjoy a golden shower, the real work of government marched on. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s allegedly racist nominee for Attorney General, after exaggerating the extent to which he was involved […]

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What you need to know about the October 1 launch of the Obamacare health insurance marketplace

It’s been a hell of a long time coming, but, on Tuesday of next week, uninsured Americans will finally have an opportunity to shop for health insurance coverage online, in government-administered marketplaces, as part of the Affordable Care Act. It took three and a half years, during which time the Republicans attempted to defund it […]

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Michigan anti-choice activists to end-run Snyder’s veto, initiate petition drive to force insurers to drop abortion coverage

Last December, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have made it illegal for insurance companies to include abortion procedures as part of their standard coverage, even in cases of rape, incest, or where the mother’s life is in jeopardy. Undaunted by Snyder’s action, anti-choice activists kept at it, though, and yesterday they […]

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The Public Option, alive, scratching at coffin lid

I don’t know if it’s for real this time, or if it’s just more political posturing on the part of certain Democrats, but it seems as though the so-called “public option” may not be as completely dead as we’d been led to believe. The following clip comes from The Hill: …The recess week ended up […]

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Free speech is for humans, and business should mind its own business

In response to the big Supreme Court decision the other day, which gave corporations (U.S. and international) unprecedented power with which to influence elections via capital contributions, Florida Congressman Alan Grayson just introduced legislation to change U.S. tax law, so that all corporate contributions would be taxed at a rate of 500%. The legislation is […]

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