Category archives for Healthcare
Several restaurants are laying off employees, needlessly, as a form of passive aggressive snit in objection to Obamacare. They don’t want to have to give their employees health insurance. I think some of these companies are also known for having opposed Obama in the election, which is their right (corporations are people too, after all!)…
Romney would replace Obamacare with a law that would require insurers to do what they were already doing before Obamacare, but makes it sound better than it is: The key phrase here is “continuously insured.” As pointed out by Jonathan Cohn via Think Progress: the federal government already forbids insurers from denying coverage to the…
… the hazzards of sickness … should be provided for through insurance. This should be [charged to] the industries the employer, the employee, and perhaps the people at large … Wherever such standards are not met by given establishments, by given industries, are unprovided for by a legislature, or are balked by unenlightened courts, the…
The question is being asked, Will Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Widen Health Inequalities? in a Policy Forum essay in the OpenAccess Journal PLoS Medicine.
Are you going to be finishing all of that mastodon meat?
People are complaining that the health care bill that is currently on the verge of being law is flawed. Well, duh. People who actually claim that this bill should not become law because it is flawed come in two flavors: 1) Those who are simply against all health care reform and are just blowing this…
The current health care bill, which we DO need to pass (Stop whinging that is not perfect. Neither are you. We let you pass.) has two more steps to go through. Reconciliation and signing by the President. Barack will take care of that second part, but we need to pressure congress to take care of…
Of particular interest is a move within the AMA to rescind that organization’s support of reform with a public option… What’s up with that?
The current health care reform bill(s) do not address actual health care … like what procedures to use and stuff … as much as they address insurance. This is a health insurance reform bill, not a health care system reform bill. (Though there is necessarily overlap.) Nonetheless Republican Wingnuts want a provision regarding prayer as…
You must watch this. You. Simply. Must. Watch. This.
… is doomed. This is what happens when you (and by “you” I mean the insurance industry”) go one step to far in bullying Congress. Even the Republicans turn on you. A little. Details from Rachel:
He’s too big. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I did not let Amanda see this story. I just turned the TV off and said “Oh, I think the fuse blew, honey.”
A good friend of mine is. I know something about this particular issue, and my opinion as a doctor* is that she will be fine. Which I told her. But I know that means very little. Please read this. ____________________ Footnotes *Well, doctor of philosophy, but really, that’s better anyway.
We are the angry left. Don’t get us mad. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy
Bachmann truly goes off the deep end. Even more than she was.
There’ll be no fighting in the War Room! Or the Congress!
Rachel Maddow on yesterday’s failures and successes in the Senate Committee. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy
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Because you are corrupt!!!! … it turns out. (Watch the whole thing … Rachel gets really cute near the middle with a nice hat trick.) Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Here is the link to Ross’s statement.
Something terrible is happening. Pass it on. Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell
What does UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley have to lose if Congress passes real healthcare reform this year? Well, for starters, his nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in unexercised stock options might lose a few pennies on the dollar. What does Isabella, a four year-old girl in Winsconsin who is physically incapable of eating…
But when Conservatives for Patients Rights, an anti-health care organization, made a commercial designed to scare Americans into opposing heath care reform, they lied to various Canadians and tricked them into making the Canadian system look bad. The same organization did the same thing earlier with the British health care system. Heres the ad:
… And he has apologized. He actually called the White House to apologize, and the apology was accepted by a high ranking staff member and presumably conveyed to the president. I just saw him speak of the “apology.” If that was an apology, I’m the Queen of England. NBC report below the fold.
Here’s the whole thing: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy John Dingell’s Wikipedia page is here.
Dusty Trice has some brilliant reporting. Here’s his film: Read his detailed report and analysis here.
A fireside talk debunking the more outrageous myths. Pass it on.
…all you need to do to not die from the flu is to “eat healthy” and take lots of vitamins. If you eat healthy and take lots of vitamins and get the flu, your lymph nodes will swell up a little but that’s all…. …Addicts totally made their own decision to become addicted and then…