From the daily archives: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stephen Colbert added “truthiness” to our language; Aristotle gave us “shoeness” (the generic concept of a shoe). And now Republicans have contributed “mythiness”.

That describes all of the mythical stuff that the GOP has assigned to whatever comes to mind to savage President Obama, from minimum wages to birthplaces to Obamacare (healthyness?).

That came to mind when a major flaw was discovered in the Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union speech by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a rock-hard conservative of Washington. To dramatize her horror over the President’s ACA law, she told us about “Bette from Spokane”, who, […]

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The best aspect of Obamacare is that it expands Medicaid into a convenient, comprehensive single-payer insurance system. Obamacare removes the onerous qualification interviews and byzantine enrollment hoops that have traditionally plagued would-be enrollees.

Not in Ohio, though. Here, the enrollment process is being complicated by bureaucratic mismanagement and the governor’s inability to lead his own party.

There are 5 ways to enroll in Medicaid in Ohio (federal website, federal phone, state website, state phone, and county Job and Family Services) and, depending on the route you take, you’ll get 5 completely different instructions. If you’re told by one source to […]

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