Healthcare Reform – How America is Attempting to Change Medicine

The United States is one of the few countries in the world without some form of universal healthcare for its population. Due to the fact that the nation has a free market system, medical treatment has primarily been supplied by a series of insurance companies working with physicians and medical establishments. This resulted in the […]

A Pointless Public Option for Healthcare Reform

Apparently, Thursday’s version of the public option has a provision for states to opt out if they think it will lead to super communism. This is one of those compromises that can only have come about as a solution to a political problem because it sure isn’t a solution to the healthcare problem.[…]

Obama Wants You to Watch Fox News

This weekend, the White House gave Fox News a sharp elbow, restarting the periodic debate about whether Fox News is actually news. This is rather like asking whether Daffy Duck is actually the Chrysler Building. Of course it’s not. Everyone knows it’s not. Why would the White House bother to bring it up?[…]

Just Smile and Stay on Message – Opposition to Healthcare Reform

Last night, Rachel Maddow interviewed Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, one of the “grass roots” organizations that travels around the country opposing healthcare reform. I found the interview so deeply troubling that I had to watch it again today.[…]

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears? Corporations, Lobbyists and Healthcare

While it’s true that Exxon has never sent goons to rough me up or burn down my house, I think it’s true that many huge corporations have had a perverse influence on the lives of most Americans.[…]

GOP Takes Aim Online

There has been so much buzz about that I had to check it out. And I am so, so, so glad I did[…]

(Something), Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – No Healthcare for the Weak

One hundred years ago, no one would even think about paying current rates for healthcare because doctors couldn’t do all that much for us. Certainly, there were doctors and certainly, some of them made a lot of money, but not many of their treatments were very effective.[…]

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