Category Archives: Health Care Reform

Repealing the Affordable Care Act – Be Afraid

Gentle Readers – this was published this morning in the Daily Item, the paper for this area of Pennsylvania. I grant that it is not measured and without passion. But then, if you have read anything I have written, you … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Commons – Drug Shortages and Our Patients’ Health | The American Journal of Medicine Blog

Gentle Readers – A brief editorial written by colleagues and me related to the abuse of the Commons by unbridled capitalism. Yes, we live in a capitalist country, but without proper regulation “..the weak become the meat that the strong … Continue reading

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What Is a Country For? Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Best Defense Posted by Rebecca Gordon at 7:31am, January 10, 2017. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a … Continue reading

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Healthcare Under Trump

Gentle Reader – We are in for a rather wild ride, and I don’t mean that in the most pleasant or interesting way. The new administration – or should I say anti-administration since Trump has appointed government haters to his … Continue reading

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G.O.P. Plans to Replace Health Care Law With ‘Universal Access’

Gentle Reader – Here is Mr.Ryan’s plan. Allow people to find health insurance, if they want it. Thus, people who are sick, or become sick, will look desperately for insurance, while the healthy will stay  – if they so wish … Continue reading

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Price – Empowering Patients First Act of 2015

Gentle Reader – Soon to be Secretary of Health and Human Sevices Price’s vision of what will replace the Afforable Car Act. 44,000 words, that spell out less and more expensive coverage, unless you are young and healthy. —————————————– F:\M14\PRICEG\PRICEG_021.XML … Continue reading

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The Sick and the Poor – Trump’s First Victims

Gentle Reader – About 20 million of you, who were helped by President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act (ObamaCare, The ACA) are about to be thrown to the wolves by an Administration – the Trump Administration – that … Continue reading

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The Trump Tax Plan: Greed Like You’ve Never Seen Before, or “Analysis of Trump’s Tax Plan Shows Big Cuts in Taxes, Federal Revenue”

Gentle Reader – Let us now say goodbye to what we thought we knew about how our Government worked. Infrastructure spending – goodby. Health care (ACA, Medicare, Medicaid) – adios. Educational assistance – adieu. The rich will make out like … Continue reading

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Trump’s tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher ‘era of dynastic wealth’

Gentle Reader – It is this setup for the next 4 years – a tax cut that removes somewhere between 5 and 9 trillion dollars from the Federal Treasury, most going to the wealthiest 1% – that sets the stage … Continue reading

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Repeal Obamacare ? Not Quite So Easy….Unless You’re Peddling Hokum

Gentle Reader – this thoughtful piece is from the Washinton Post. Authored by Steven Pearlstein, a WaPo business and economics writer, he is also Robinson Professor of Public Affairs at George Mason University. Some data before you go on to … Continue reading

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