Category Archives: Healthcare

Over Ten Million Enrolled Is The New “Failure”

  With the news of Secretary of Health and Human Services Katherine Sebelius resigning, now that she’s essentially saved the Affordable Care Act from: The relentless onslaught of GOP-led government shutdowns and threats of economic destruction, especially in the weeks … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Corporate Crime, Election 2014, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Healthcare, Republican Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

National Blade Association

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, the Pennsylvania teenager who went on a stabbing spree at his high school, injuring 21 students and staff, has been charged with 4 counts of attempted murder and 21 counts of assault. So … Continue reading
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Posted in Guns, Healthcare, Open Thread | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Obamacare is Working (Better Than You Think)

We have a fairly solid idea of how many people have signed up for Obamacare through healthcare exchanges, and we have a fairly good idea how many people have signed up for expanded Medicaid programs, but what about everyone else? … Continue reading
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Republicans Unwittingly Vote for Obamacare Improvement; Boehner Fecklessly Skulks and Spins in the Shadows

As long as the radical, far-right tea party wing of the GOP continues to exist, the party’s establishment will have no choice but to skulk around in the shadows — the only place where they can act like adults and … Continue reading
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Gallup: Uninsured Dropped by More Than 1 Point in March

A new survey released today by Gallup seemingly corroborates healthcare enrollment figures released by the Obama administration and the last minute surge of signs-ups. Gallup: The uninsured rate has been falling since the fourth quarter of 2013, after hitting an … Continue reading
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Dispatches and Debunkery from the Trenches of the Obamacare Debate

My friends are always warning me to avoid political shovel fights on social media. And while I’ve somewhat restrained my natural compulsion to do so, I simply can’t help it. It’s what I do. If there’s someone who’s marketing in … Continue reading
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House GOP Passes the Screw American Workers Act

House Republicans voted to pass H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, in a mostly party-line vote yesterday. The “Save American Workers Act” sounds harmless enough, but the GOP’s idea of saving workers is making it harder for them to … Continue reading
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Bobby Jindal Says Me Too

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has hilariously unveiled his own healthcare reform plan and it’s a doozy. Jindal’s plan wouldn’t merely repeal Obamacare and block-grant Medicaid like Ryan’s plan; it would go a few steps further by pushing the sick into … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Stupid Party | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The Most Egregious Examples of Hobby Lobby’s Religious Hypocrisy

Yesterday, we learned that Hobby Lobby, which is challenging the federal government over Obamacare’s mandatory contraception coverage, offers its employees a 401(k) retirement plan that happens to invest $73 million in pharmaceutical companies that develop and produce various forms of … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Healthcare, Religion, The Daily Banter | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Victory

Republicans have been waging a gross misinformation campaign against Obamacare for years, aided by tens of millions of dollars in spending by Koch Brother outlets such as Americans for Prosperity, but despite the misinformation and over 50 attempts by congressional … Continue reading
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Please, Republicans, Run Against Obamacare This Year and We’ll See You in November

Anyone who tells you the GOP is a lock for holding onto the House of Representatives while taking back the Senate in the midterms doesn’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Why? Because it’s April. The election isn’t for … Continue reading
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Posted in Election 2014, Healthcare, The Daily Banter | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Good Luck With That, Republicans

Good luck this November explaining why these people don’t deserve healthcare insurance. Who says Americans don’t want health care? Check out people ready to get covered in this photo from Vegas. pic.twitter.com/p3MjNAZiFt — Tara McGuinness (@HealthCareTara) March 29, 2014 As … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Healthcare, White House | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

President Obama Meeting Pope Francis While Wingnuts Clown

This past week, President Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time and they seemed to really hit it off– famously:   President Obama said of the meeting, “I would say that the largest bulk of the time was … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Healthcare, International Relations, President Obama, Rand Paul, Republican Party, White House, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I’m Officially Covered

I’ve told parts of this story before so I’ll mostly skip over the narrative about the why and the how, but since 2005 and for various reasons including a punitively large premium increase, a preexisting condition (back injury) and cash-flow … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, The Daily Banter | 3 Comments

Obamacare is Working

The GOP will be fuming over this. Obamacare enrollment has reached the projected 6 million signup figure. With several days left to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, the administration has met its target. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget … Continue reading
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Justice Kennedy Gives Hobby Lobby’s Anti-Contraception Case a Big, Fat, Crazy Gift

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the dual Obamacare contraceptive cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius yesterday, and the upshot is that prospects are looking rather grim for the government’s case. As … Continue reading
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Don’t Tread On My Obamacare!

Organizing For Action is taking back the Gadsden flag for posterity and rescuing it from the dim-witted clutches of Tea Party loons who’ve hijacked the symbol and robbed it of all its worth since 2009. More like this, please: Wingnuts don’t … Continue reading
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The Alternative

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, according to interviews conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek, Target was informed that they were experiencing a data breach when over 70 million customer accounts were compromised, but they did nothing. They didn’t even investigate … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Open Thread, Racism | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Let’s All Stand On David Gergen’s Lawn

If the Old Men Club seems even more peeved than usual about the president having a little fun, that’s because it worked. The Twitter account for HealthCare.gov said Wednesday morning that about 890,000 people visited the website Tuesday, a 40 … Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, Healthcare, Jackassery, President Obama | Tagged | 10 Comments

Koch Brothers’ Obamacare Horror Story is Another Lie

This anti-Obamacare ad produced by the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity group is a complete lie. The Detroit News checked out Boonstra’s horror story and discovered that she will save a significant amount of money under Obamacare, not spend more. … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Koch Brothers | Tagged , , | 25 Comments