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The Final Lap? Health Care Bill Looks Certain to Pass

AP:  Although I don’t mean to jinx it, despite rigorous, mean-spirited, bellicose battling between every sector of the right-wing and the  the Obama administration, indications are that the current health care bill seems to be in the bag.  This week, … Continue reading

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Apologies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Apologies

The phrase “Nattering Naybobs of Negativism” is but one of many reasons I’m glad Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) appeared on Blind Woof Blintzen’s uh, “Situation Room” in the face of cacophonous criticism from the GOP. Continue reading

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Health Care: Dems Cave to Minority Pressure

We Democrats should be ashamed of ourselves. We are killing the Obama presidency. It’s not like the right needs our help. They’re expert at it. The crazier they get, the more conciliatory we appear. Continue reading

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Baucus Predictably Disappoints

In an effort to appease the right, Mr. Baucus, if successful, will apparently demonstrate once again the democratic party’s uncanny ability to roll over. assume to once again prepare for their proctologist’s expected invasion, only to find an insurances pinch-hitting. And woe to the uninsured.

If this impotent bill becomes law, the only celebrants will be big insurance, big pharma and their benefactors, including shameless profiteers like Max Baucus. Continue reading

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Republicans Go Straight Bitch on Obama

It’s one thing to pump up ill-informed constituents, fill them with lies and inject them into public forums to affect a total breakdown of meaningful communication on a subject as critical as Health Care but quite another to act like simpering little bitches in the hallowed halls of Congress. When the standard bearers for the Republican Party act so contemptuously, I find it hard to blame the rank and file who then emulate their leaders. Continue reading

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Insurers to Sick: “No Claim For You! Next?”

What do you call a health insurance company that deliberately “deep-sixes” sick policy holders and intentionally confuses others to limit claims and maximize profits? You may call it YOURS.

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“Healthy Americans Against Reforming Medicine” Speaks Out

HAARM’s  (Healthy Americans Against Reforming Medicine) diabolical campaign to steer opinion in the direction of its nefarious agenda is in full swing.  Witness this leaked video of a HAARM strategy session in full swing.

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Health Care: Kucinich Still Brings It

I grew up on Dennis Kucinich (not literally, although he does take an inordinate amount of crap about his height–or lack thereof.) But coming of age about an hour from Cleveland, I remember Kucinich from his early days as a city councilman. Kucinich has always had a knack for making waves. Continue reading

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Erratum: Stimulus Package Contains Potentially Deadly Medicine

I posted a bit on some potentially deleterious, obscure components of the “Stimulous” package as it underwent revisions to garner approval.  It mentioned opinions Tom Daschle mentioned in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis,”  … Continue reading

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Stimulus Package Contains Potentially Deadly Medicine

According to Betsy McCaughey in a commentary for Bloomberg.com, former HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle leaves behind a questionable legacy in the form of “under the radar” health care reforms he slipped into the Stimulus Package that measure individual treatment … Continue reading

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