National: Healthcare [Cuts] For All
The GOP is preparing to repeal portions of the law funding Obamacare as early as January 3rd, but do not have a plan in place to replace it. Experts are warning that a January move to eliminate funding for subsidies and cost-sharing will leave consumers unable to purchase plans, drive up insurance costs and chase carriers from the marketplace. These impacts will be portrayed by Republicans as “proving” Obamacare was a failure, and set the stage for whatever replacement they land on. It’s a politically precarious move based on a cynical plan to deceive […]Full Story... →
You could call it the Battle of the Ryans.
Yesterday, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) delivered a blistering speech against House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on the Chairman’s proposal to replace Medicare with private health insurance with vouchers (“premium support.”)
Later that same night, voter in the 26th District of New York held a special election to replace Republican Congressman Chris Lee who resigned after being found soliciting dates on Craigslist while still married to his wife.
This is a district that is considered solidly Republican. The Republicans recruited a top notch candidate in State Assemblywoman […]Full Story... →
Congressman John Boccieri’s Republican opponent announced that he will match dollar for dollar donations made to his campaign until tomorrow night from his “personal fortune.”
How did Jim Renacci make his fortune?
In 1985, Jim entered the healthcare industry, forming LTC Management Services, which owned and operated nursing home facilities throughout Ohio.
That’s right. Jim Renacci’s “personal fortune” came from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Oh, and let’s not forget that Renacci’s auto dealership accepted money from “Cash for Clunkers,” too.
Matt Naugle has been blasting the SEIU for help funding the DGA’s ads […]Full Story... →
44 years ago today Medicare was signed into law by President Johnson with President Truman looking on. Johnson signed Truman’s original application form as a witness and called him “the real daddy of Medicare”. The irony is that the same old voices that tried to scare America into not making Medicare a reality are doing the same with universal health care. Same. Exact. Playbook.
By all accounts Medicare has been an overwhelmingly popular program with the American people. As Barack Obama hilariously noted this week, many people say to him “I don’t want socialized health care!…but don’t […]Full Story... →
Palin’s “freedom” reference at the end of the debate was, not surprisingly, from Ronald Reagan. Palin folksied it up a bit with a back in the day addition:
“It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream; we have to fight for it and protect it, and then hand it to them so that they shall do the same, or we’re going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children about a time in America, […]Full Story... →
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