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Breaking! Healthcare is Like the Holocaust!

Not really, but an Idaho state senator thinks so. As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Day So Far

Not only did this quadruple amputee survive his wounds, but doctors came up with a new way to do limb transplants, which is, of course, phenomenal news for all of the wounded warriors coming home. Brendan Marrocco was the first … Continue reading

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Indescribable Hypocrisy

This is not only grossly hypocritical, it’s also cowardly. A major Catholic health provider has successfully dismantled a wrongful death lawsuit brought against it by arguing — in defiance of its own long-held doctrine — that a dead fetus is … Continue reading

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Republicans Clearly Don’t Have Any New Ideas

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant thinks Mitt Romney’s losing talking point on healthcare is an evergreen winner: There is no one who doesn’t have health care in America. No one. Now, they may end up going to the emergency room. There … Continue reading

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Governor Rick Scott is a Lying Liar

Publicly, Governor Rick Scott opposes the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid because of ideology, but privately he’s providing dishonest analysis to state officials to justify not expanding the program. Florida, which has one of the highest rates of uninsurance in the … Continue reading

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Wendy’s Franchise Cuts Hours Because of Obamacare

A shitty job just got shittier. The owner of a Wendy’s store in Omaha, Nebraska clearly hasn’t read the news because every business that’s tried this has been yanked back by public outrage and boycotts. The company has announced that … Continue reading

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We’re Off to a Good Start

At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. — Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 The 112th congress voted to repeal Obamacare 33 times. Will the 113th congress surpass that … Continue reading

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An Historic Session of Congress

Artist – Bill Day In other news, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals cited Citizens United while ruling in favor of a company that claimed the Obamacare contraception mandate violates their religious freedom. This is in direct contradiction to an … Continue reading

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Supremes Uphold Obamacare Contraception Coverage

And the Morning After Pill, too. This is fantastic news: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the … Continue reading

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Republican Outreach

The Republican-controlled Ohio State Senate has approved a virulently anti-choice, anti-reproductive healthcare troll to the state medical board. via Realty Check Gonidakis, the former executive director of Ohio Right to Life, has been a leading figure in the state’s attempts … Continue reading

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States Assert Their Rights by Giving Them Up

Today was the deadline for states to submit a plan to run their own health insurance exchanges under Obamacare, and now that the deadline has passed, over half the country has chosen to assert their rights by giving up their … Continue reading

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Another Reason Why Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Will Suck

Hundreds of thousands of seniors would lose their healthcare. Obviously. Greg Sargent: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently concluded that a rise in the eligibility age could mean as many as 270,000 seniors are left uninsured in 2021. But that’s … Continue reading

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Killing Medicare By Pretending to Save It

My Wednesday column: Here’s precisely why raising the Medicare eligibility age appears to be the only solution to keeping the program solvent: the Republican Party, which hates Medicare and always has, and the compliant DC news media, which self-consciously dittos … Continue reading

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Sebelius: Expansion of Medicaid is All or Nothing

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated today that a half-hearted or inconsequential expansion of Medicaid is unacceptable and that if states want to receive matching funds from the federal government, they must fully comply with the law. Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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Not Political? Yeah. Right.

Tennessee joins the ranks of red states that are literally demanding a government takeover of healthcare by refusing to set up a state-based insurance exchange. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced Monday that Tennessee would not create a health insurance … Continue reading

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They Really, Really Hate Medicare and Social Security

Tom Coburn repeated the newly minted GOP line about rolling back the Bush tax cuts — but only if it’s accompanied by “significant entitlement reform”: “Will I accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve … Continue reading

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Obamacare is Working

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Medicare recipients have saved over $5 billion on prescription drugs, and that’s not all. The Obama administration announced Monday that the healthcare law has saved people on Medicare $5.1 billion … Continue reading

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We’re Making Too Many Babies

My Monday column: If someone asks you what is the planet’s most dangerous problem, your immediate answer should be overpopulation. There are simply too many people and nowhere near the resources to adequately sustain the current population, much less the … Continue reading

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Shocker: Abortions Decline As Contraception Use Increases

Shocking perhaps no one, and sending the perpetually frustrated anti-choice Right into a bout of non-soul-searching, new data released by the government this week shows that abortions have fallen five percent while at the same time use of contraception has … Continue reading

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Michigan Republicans Push Tax Credit for Fetuses

Yes, they’re serious. And yes, they eliminated the tax credit for children last year — once again calling to mind the Barney Frank line: Republicans believe life begins at conception and ends at birth. Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state … Continue reading

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