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Entries from July 31st, 2009

How the Health Care Industry Tries to Shut Down Health Care Reform.

July 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on How the Health Care Industry Tries to Shut Down Health Care Reform. · Health Care, Politics

Wendell Potter is a former vice president of communications for Cigna one of the top five health insurance companies in the country. He was shocked by what he saw at a  health care exposition in Western Virgina where doctors and dentists came in  to care for indigent patients in tents and actual horse stalls at […]

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Desperate Neocon Republicans Use Wild Scare Tactics to Prevent Health Care Reform.

July 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Desperate Neocon Republicans Use Wild Scare Tactics to Prevent Health Care Reform. · Health Care, Politics

Boehner and the Chart Dems don’t want people to see chart? No one wants to see chart. Dems don’t because it makes no sense. Independents don’t because it tells them nothing. Republicans don’t because they know it is meaningless. And people with queasy stomachs don’t because they’ll toss their cookies. If you simply stop the […]

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The Economy, Unemployment, Foreclosures, Projections, Health Care and–Some–Good News.

July 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Economy, Unemployment, Foreclosures, Projections, Health Care and–Some–Good News. · Economics, General

A few items on the economy. Some people want to know where it is going. Here’s what we know about the economy, housing, mortgages, foreclosures, unemployment and health care…because that is a big part of making an economic comeback. Economic Status and Projections Starting with the overall economic condition, the Federal Reserve says that it […]

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The REALLY Scary Steven King

July 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on The REALLY Scary Steven King · Health Care, Politics

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Don’t go into the halls of Congress after dark. Don’t travel through Council Bluffs, Iowa when Congress is on recess. You might meet up with the truly scary Steven King, Steve King, the wild-eyed Neocon who represents one small and apparently deranged part of an otherwise wonderful state–Iowa. One of […]

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Neocon Republicans Versus “Socialized” Medicine.

July 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Neocon Republicans Versus “Socialized” Medicine. · Health Care, Politics

The Neocon Republicans are on the move. They have  formed a committee called, I think, the GOP Health Care Solutions Group. Now, we already have two Democratic bills coming out of the Senate, one that looks to be close to the final bill, and at least one coming out of the House. They have been […]

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Senator Dodd Steers Health Care Through HELP With No Neocon Votes. Here’s a Summary.

July 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Senator Dodd Steers Health Care Through HELP With No Neocon Votes. Here’s a Summary. · Health Care, Politics

Battered and bruised, with Senator Kennedy fighting his health battles at home and Sentor Mikulski in a cast from a badly broken ankle, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee limped over the finish line with Senator Dodd firmly holding onto a health care reform bill. On the floor of the Senate on […]

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Democratic Obamacare–Yes. Republicans: U.S. Wants Health Care Reform!

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Democratic Obamacare–Yes. Republicans: U.S. Wants Health Care Reform! · Health Care, Media, Politics

The problem with polls is that they often do not tell you reasons. They tabulate and give you numbers. But you must understand what the numbers mean. President Obama and most of the progressive and liberal citizens of this country are happy to be identified with health care reform. Unlike Republicans, who offered a small […]

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Obama & Health Care: the New York Times Reports the…Facts?

July 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama & Health Care: the New York Times Reports the…Facts? · General, Health Care, Media, Politics

It may be time for much greater changes than simply transforming health care. We may be looking at a political and social climate that requires a sea-change in our entire society. The New York Times, one of the last several bastions of democratic free speech, honesty and truth has capitulated to the endless badgering of […]

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When Does Reckless Neocon-Republican Obstruction Become Treasonous?

July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on When Does Reckless Neocon-Republican Obstruction Become Treasonous? · Health Care, Politics

When we are at war, and a soldier deserts his or her post, leaves, goes to the enemy and tries to help the enemy and hurt our soldiers, that is considered treason. In other words, broadly speaking,  if you try to make war against or seriously injure the American government, which is basically its people, […]

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Neocon Republicans Versus Liberal Democrats And Affordable Health Care For All.

July 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Neocon Republicans Versus Liberal Democrats And Affordable Health Care For All. · Health Care, Politics

The attack dogs are out in every location, in every media, with fangs and claws bared. The health care industry is out to use President Obama to prevent you from getting health care. The Murdoch WALL STREET JOURNAL, after attacking Bill Clinton’s hugely successful economic program, one which actually put money back into Social Security […]

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It’s Not Obama’s Health Care Plan. It’s YOUR Health Care Plan, If You Can Get It!

July 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on It’s Not Obama’s Health Care Plan. It’s YOUR Health Care Plan, If You Can Get It! · Economics, Health Care, Politics

The Health Care Lobby is feeling its oats. They must think that by smearing the President and by creating irrelevant objections, they can stop the movement towards a sensible health care plan. Or they believe that they can reduce it to one at far less valuable than the many far better plans elsewhere, even in less affluent countries […]

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Democrats Offer Health Care To All. Republicans Offer Rube Goldberg Charts.

July 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Democrats Offer Health Care To All. Republicans Offer Rube Goldberg Charts. · Economics, Health Care, Politics

The country is very close to a long-awaited transformation. The Democrats in Congress have decided, with the President, that it is time for all Americans to have the security of available, affordable health care. The Democratic Congress was elected in 2006 and again in 2008 in even greater numbers. In the 2008 election and beyond, […]

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Rove Versus Obama. Whom Do You Believe About Health Care?

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Rove Versus Obama. Whom Do You Believe About Health Care? · Health Care

Karl Rove is the guy who brought you the Swift Boaters and  an attempt to have the Justice Department indict political candidates without reason and who did get Governor Seligman of Alabama indicted, and jailed, on trumped up charges that are still being battled in the courts.  He says that health care will be regulated, with […]

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Republicans and Health Care Lobby are Pushing Hard. You Must Push Back!

July 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republicans and Health Care Lobby are Pushing Hard. You Must Push Back! · Health Care

The Health Care reform battle is heating up. We now have two proposals to go out for amendments and vote on the floor of both houses. Both have a public option. In fact, I think the Senate has two. The House is strong but we need to write to each and every member. We need […]

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Health Care Wars, Part IV: The Final Conflict. We Can Win.

July 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Care Wars, Part IV: The Final Conflict. We Can Win. · Health Care

In this final part of the four-part interview with former Cigna health care VP Wendell Smith by Bill Moyers, Smith reveals several interesting techniques used by the private health care system. Of course, many people felt certain and many experienced the fact that health care companies frequently pruned their lists of less healthy members. But […]

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