At just after 10 a.m., the Supreme Court ruling has announced that the court did not strike down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. This is a huge win for President Obama and a major blow for Republicans. The court did strike down the mandatory Medicaid expansion at the state level.
Posts Categorized: Health Care
The Democrats chose to “compromise” on health care and to govern like a bunch of pansies, and now they’re crapping their pants with the November elections looming. If they’d done what people elected them to do, which was end the wars and pass universal health care reform, they’d be in a lot stronger position. But… Read more »
Republicans have been campaigning on a platform of “repeal and replace” of President Obama’s signature health care reform legislation. According to an AP poll released today, by a 2 to 1 margin, voters said that not only should the law not be repealed, but that it didn’t go far enough. “I was disappointed that it… Read more »
It was passed months ago, but now the White House is actually trumpeting the benefits of health insurance regulation that they campaigned for, fought for and got this year. “The stories of everyday Americans and, more importantly, the courage it took to share those stories is what kept this effort alive and moving forward even… Read more »
I hate cable news. At least 99 percent of all cable news is a bag of throwaway garbage that serves no purpose other than to confuse, distract, misinform and stink up the room. The same can be said about talk radio. It’s not that broadcasting can’t be used to inform and educate the populous, sometimes… Read more »
Huffington Post’s Paul Abrams is a “professional iconoclast” and co-founder breakupthebigbanks.com and had this to say about this historic week of Democracy in America. While President Obama and Congress wrestled health care reform to a successful conclusion and tacked on Student Loan Reform, Secretary of State Clinton concluded a deal with Russia to reduce nuclear… Read more »
“Take Steve Driehaus, for example,” Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said. “He may be a dead man. He can’t go home to the west side of Cincinnati.” That was Boehner last week. Since then, Driehaus (D-OH) did vote for health care reform and he’s had several threats against his life. Photos of his children have been… Read more »
I know many Americans hate progress, change, liberals, equality and workers, but it still surprises me when I see so many regular folks fight so hard to protect wealthy executives and corporations.
I wonder if CEOs for big pharma and health insurance companies sit around drinking scotch and laughing their asses off watching YouTube videos of all the boobs rallying to protect their positions of power.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck disagreed with a nun who said that Jesus would support the recently passed health care reform bill.
As is often the case with Beck’s radio show – it got racial and ignorant.
Last week on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” former half-term Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is “interviewed” by Van Susteren who clearly has arranged this setup question with Palin so she can use some of her “zingers” against President Obama and health care reform.
Barack Obama has been talking about health care reform since 2007. Back then he talked about single-payer and universal health care – and you elected Obama with a landslide victory. While you didn’t get universal health care or single-payer – you did get health care reform.
A few days ago some Tea partiers taunted a man with Parkinson’s disease. Now today they called civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis a “nigger” and Rep. Barney Frank a “faggot.” It’s not really shocking considering that one of the Tea party leaders, Mark Williams, calls people “faggots” and “retards” on his blog.
Ralph Reed was the head of the Christian Coalition. He was a major player in the 1994 Republican took-over of Congress. Then the Jack Abramhoff scandal broke. Abramhoff went to prison and Reed went into hiding for his well-documented association with the corrupt lobbyist.
New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman takes a stab at disproving three of the most popularly believed myths about Obama’s health care reform.
Here’s a video round-up of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) from The Rachel Maddow Show explaining Stupak’s Stupak Amendment.
Once again Obama uses his Weekly Address to talk about health care reform. Here’s the video, but there is no transcript available yet.
Watching the conservative echo chamber in action is a frightening experience that most people don’t have to stomach on a daily basis.
The latest misinformation parroted by the rightwing machinery is that President Obama is buying votes on health care with judicial nominations.
President Obama announced today that it’s time to get health care reform done. He didn’t mention reconciliation directly, but that’s what Obama wants.
Here’s the complete transcript and video of Obama’s speech today. The video and transcript were provided by the White House.
Almost all politicians stretch the truth, or outright lie, to convince people that what they’re doing is for their benefit. But what’s happening right now regarding a possible parliamentary move by Senate Democrats to use reconciliation to pass health care reform is just too much.
President Obama appears to have finally realized that Republicans will never support any effort to reform health care. On Wed., Obama is expected to release a plan to pass health care reform. According to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the president would like Republicans to not filibuster the bill in the Senate and allow a simple up-or-down vote, but that’s not going to happen.