Category Archives: Healthcare

Chance For Graham-Cassidy (Non) Ocare Repeal Rising?

It looks like this may actually happen (The Hill)  The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are going all-in on a last-ditch effort to replace ObamaCare. Earlier this month, the GOP effort was all but dead as Republican leaders pivoted to tax reform. But the health-care legislation has picked up a significant amount of […]

Comrade Bernie Explains Why We Need Government Run Health Care

Bernie Sanders is getting ready to submit legislation for a Medicare for all scheme, which has zero chance of even making it out of committee, much less a vote on the Senate and House floors (even with all the squishy Republicans in Congress, still zero). The NY Times gives him a platform to sorta describe […]

GOP Controlled Senate Looks Towards More “Modest” Overhaul Of Ocare

For the most part, overhauling Obamacare, otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the Putting Government In Control Of Your Healthcare And Raising Your Premiums and Deductibles Act), is all the Republicans in Congress have been doing from the start. Once they found a way to start debate, they […]

Senate’s First Attempt To Revamp Obamacare Fails

Revamp. What a great word. One definition is “an act of improving the form, structure, or appearance of something.” Some synonyms are overhaul, refurbish, repair, and update. And that’s the word the front page of Fox News (mostly an AP article) uses in their headline (but not in the single story page), which is perfect […]

CNN Poll: Fewer Want GOP To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

CNN thinks they’re on to something, and they might well be As repeal and replace falters, more say GOP should abandon repeal plan A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds a growing share of Americans want to see the GOP abandon its effort to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law known as […]

McConnell To Push Repeal Only After Collapse Of Healthcare Bill

What a shame, the Senate’s terrible, no good, does-not-actually-repeal-Obamacare plan, similar to the House’s does-not-actually-repeal-Ocare plan, has collapsed, as it has not garnered the necessary support. Talking Point Memo’s Tierney Sneed plays it straight in reporting what comes next (interestingly, the article from the hardcore left site is more straight news than most of the […]

Senate Republicans Exempt Themselves From The Non-Repeal/Replace Bill

Vox’s Sara Kliff thinks she has caught out Senate Republicans doing something nefarious. What’s she has unintentionally pointed out is worse, at least for those who have been voting Republican Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal Senate Republicans included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from […]

Senate Is Giving Revised Health Plan A Whirl This Week

It’s not repeal. It’s not replace. It’s dink and dunk, making a few changes. What will the revised plan look like? (The Hill) Senate Republican leaders are moving forward this week on legislation to repeal and replace major parts of ObamaCare despite divisions within their conference. Leaders will brief rank-and-file Republican senators Tuesday during their […]

All Hail The Wonders Of Single Payer Medicine

This is what Progressives want, though, as they learned in California, there’s no way to actually pay for it. Not without drastic restrictions in service (via Twitchy) The front page of today's London Daily Telegraph. Welcome to what single payer is really like. pic.twitter.com/hYS6cMs3Fl — Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 7, 2017 Let’s take a brief […]

NYC Subway As A Stand-in For Socialized Medicine

The same people who run the New York City transit system are the same ones who want to run America’s healthcare system Closures, overcrowding, rats: New York City commuters face ‘summer of hell’ The city’s aging subway has been declared ‘a state of emergency’. Combined with closures on other rail lines, riders are bracing for […]

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