Tagged Healthcare

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We’re Getting Health Care Totally Wrong

cost caps is the right solution on healthcareSince Congress passed the Affordable Care Act a decade ago, we’ve gotten totally stuck on health care.  The parties are at war with each other. Republicans have tried to repeal the ACA 70 times.  Democrats can’t decide whether to reform the system with a “public option” or to…

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Obama Says Biden and Sanders’ Goals Aren’t That Different: They Both Want Healthcare for Everybody

Barack Obama has said there’s little difference between Bernie Sanders’ and Joe Biden’s political goals. The former President pointed to their approach to healthcare among other issues. Obama spoke to the New Yorker about his former Vice President and the Vermont Senator, drawing a positive contrast between them. “If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie…

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Most Americans Are Worried Pharmaceutical Companies Will Cash in on the Pandemic and Raise Drug Prices

According to new Gallup and West Health polling, which surveyed 1,016 U.S. adults in mid-May, nine in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55 percent) or “somewhat” (33 percent) concerned that pharmaceutical companies will exploit the pandemic and raise drug prices. Democrats were most likely to be concerned (66 percent), well ahead of independents (52 percent),…

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10 Years After Passing Affordable Care Act, Obama Says It’s ‘Progress Worth Protecting’ Against Republican Attempts To End It

In conjunction with a political organization called “Protect Our Care,” which seeks to provide “outreach, rapid response, research and messaging center in the fight to protect health care,” former President Barack Obama released a video in which he celebrated and touted the reforms passed in the Affordable Care Act. The ACA, commonly called Obamacare by…

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Opinion: What Do The 99.9% Think About A Wealth Tax?

The wealth taxes Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed continue to provoke the malice of Wall Street, corporate democrats, and now even other Democratic candidates running for president. As I have written in  PoliticusUsa.com (here and here), the intensity of the energy devoted to this criticism, combined with the lack of…

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Democrats Must Resist Recession Narrative and Critique Narrative of Trump’s Economic Success

This week’s stock market antics and the occurrence of an inverted yield curve have provided compelling evidence portending another economic recession. These economic indicators, in addition to spurring stock sell-offs and turbulent market volatility, also sparked a firestorm of debate and commentary regarding how a potential recession would impact Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. The word…

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Democrats welcome fight as Trump tees up 2020 healthcare battle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Tuesday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to revive a fight over healthcare coverage, ensuring the issue will dominate the 2020 presidential election and Trump’s bid for a second term in office. Trump last week stepped up his assault on Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 healthcare law by…

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USA Today Is Lambasted for Printing Trump’s Lies on Healthcare

The Washington Post’s fact-check team reported Wednesday that almost every sentence in Trump’s opinion article for USA Today contains a misleading statement or a falsehood. The op-ed, which states “Democrats ‘Medicare for All’ plan will demolish promises to seniors,” contains previously debunked claims, the Post wrote. “Presumably the president is aware of our fact checks—he…

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Mormon Church Opposes A Compassionate Utah Bill To Relieve Suffering

Now, the LDS church did not enumerate any of the “unintended consequences” of medical marijuana use because they are a religion and does not need to explain its position because god. Even if a religion hates the idea of legal recreational weed use, legalizing marijuana for medicinal use to relieve suffering should be a non-issue; particularly for any religion claiming to have an ounce of compassion for the suffering of others.

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Corporate Health Care Giants Make Their Move

These are the halcyon days for PoliticusUSA. Staff writers and contributors have an endless smorgasbord of Republican rubbish to expose. You could write on a different issue that Republicans have twisted and misrepresented every day for a year and you still wouldn’t cover the endless destruction wrought through their fealty to the corporate multi-national gods….

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Massive School Layoffs, Healthcare, Food Stamp Cuts Populate Scott Walker’s Koch Budget

Scott Walker’s budget epitomizes the Koch-Republican “vision for America” and not at all unique among states ruled by Koch-governors with Republican legislatures. In Wisconsin, because Walker has driven the state’s deficit over the $2 billion mark with tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, he intends on slashing yet another $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system over two years, and for fun will make seriously Draconian cuts to health care and food stamps.

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Kansas Is a Portent of Republican Medicare Privatization Disaster

Democrats have a living, breathing example of privatizing Medicare, and frankly everything in the Path to Prosperity budget, that has done nothing Republicans promise and everything Democrats warned will come to pass. If he has accomplished nothing else, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has given Democrats and all of America a preview of precisely what a Republican Congress will do to America.

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Proof That Republicans Are Creating Poverty: America Is Number One In Low Wage Jobs

According to new research on America’s world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in 2014, the exceptionally rich United States has the distinction of the highest proportion of low-paying jobs among every developed nation in the world. The report is just in time for Republicans on the campaign trail to boast to their supporters that America is number one in having over a quarter of its workforce laboring for poverty wages.

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