Health Care

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

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.

Health Care Blamed for US Slump on Global Longevity Scale

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

Many Americans Think Health Care Reform Didn’t Go far Enough

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 According to an AP poll released today, by a 2 to 1 margin, voters said that not only should the law not be repealed, but that it didn’t go far enough.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

White House Campaigning on Health Care Reform

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

What a Difference a Week Makes

Huffington Post’s Paul Abrams is a “professional iconoclast” and co-founder 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

So Long Reaganomics, You Won’t Be Missed

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.

Sarah Palin Says Obama is in Over His Head

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.

Historic Health Care Reform Passes Despite Lies and Fear Mongering

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.

Tea Partiers Call Lewis ‘Nigger’, Frank ‘Faggot’, at Capitol Hill Protest

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.

He’s Back. Ralph Reed Jumps Into Health Care Reform Debate

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.

Obama Calls For Health Care Reconciliation

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.

Exposing the Truth about Reconciliation and the ‘Nuclear Option’

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.

The Rachel Maddow Show: Republicans Go ‘Nuclear’ with Health Care Reform Lies

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.