Health Care USA

Mar 23, 2010

Prost! Here's to your health America

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
It isn't pretty (and doesn't cover everyone, except maybe insurance companies) but there is something to this vote that could change the political winds a bit in the U.S.
Mar 23, 2010

Weekly Audit: After health care, the economy

Zach Carter
Now that health care reform has finally been enacted, a host of critical economic issues are taking center stage, including financial reform, unemployment and deeply rooted economic inequality.
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bravo to Obama for health-coverage breakthrough


Another thread here loads the dice for negative comments; here, it's bravo Obama ! He deserves it.

I think the compromise voted yesterday  is quite good - in the circumstances - and do not want to wait another 37 years for a similar chance ( the period since the failed Ted Kennedy compromise in 1973)

A good assessment of its historic importance by E.J. Dionne:




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Corporate welfare bill to private health insurers passed in US

I figure we can use this thread for the horror stories that are sure to emerge in the months ahead, about people who have been forced to buy private insurance (or have to pay a fine), and then have been bankrupted by medical costs when those shitty private plans refuse to pay their claims.

I don't really get why so many progressives are celebrating.  The Republicans couldn't have come up with a better plan to reward their corporate buddies than this one.

Mar 22, 2010

The Kucinich decision

Fred Wilson
The collision of principle and pragmatism for US progressives over health care reform.
Mar 15, 2010

What Obama can learn from Chavez

Mukoma Wa Ngugi
This president has forgotten to use the people-power that brought him into office to get his agenda accomplished. He should copy the Venezuelan president's communication style.


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