Category Archives: Healthcare

Over/Under: Years Before Republicans Start to Claim Credit For Obamacare

The Heritage Plan: 1989. All citizens should be guaranteed universal access to affordable health care. Many states now require passengers in automobiles to wear seatbelts for their own protection. Many others require anybody driving a car to have liability insurance. … Continue reading

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If Republicans Were Upset Over Passing The Doc Fix By Voice Vote…

The entire title for this post is: If Republicans Were Upset Over Passing The Doc Fix By Voice Vote… just wait ’til they hear about the Obamacare compromise that was included. House leadership passed this year’s controversial “Doc fix” by … Continue reading

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7 Times Women Kicked Ass On Cable News

Media Matters for America posted this great clip featuring 7 women on cable news kicking butt and taking names in celebration of National Women’s Month.  And I’m surprised by the inclusion of (at 1:26) Megyn Kelly!  But my favorite part … Continue reading

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This Is The Real Obamacare

I’m just going to copy and paste this story directly from the recc’d list at Daily Kos, with some commentary below the story.  The author is Old Redneck and the title is She couldn’t stop crying and hugging everyone in sight … Continue reading

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Florida’s Medicaid Meltdown

Governor Voldemort has been wreaking havoc in the United States since the mid-1980s at least.  He was Chairman and CEO of the company that had to pay the largest fraud settlement in US History (it cost Columbia/HCA more than 2 … Continue reading

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Maddow Bait: Politifact Finds Technically True Statement Mostly False

Rachel Maddow has had an ongoing battle with Politifact over various ratings they have given. Oft times they will rate something one way, while admitting the truth is the opposite in the explanation they provide for their score. Politifact is … Continue reading

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An Onionism… The Charcoal Calls The Snowflake Black

We’ve all heard the expression “that is the pot calling the kettle black”, meaning that someone who is guilty of some sort of transgression blames someone else for doing the same thing. I propose another term, “that is the charcoal … Continue reading

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Victory In Texas: Extreme Abortion Law Unconstitutional

An extreme anti-abortion law that was passed in a special session of the Texas Legislature in July has now (legally) been deemed unconstitutional – well, at least part of it has been. Women everywhere (and men with a brain in … Continue reading

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Pound of Makeup? Check. False Eyelashes? Check. Vet Your Guests?…OOPS!

This is pathetic, even by Fox standards: Evidently, after Salon’s Eric Stern exposed Sean Hannity’s ACA shoppers as completely bogus, Megyn Kelly decided she wasn’t getting caught in that trap. In a segment on her new show, the Kelly File, … Continue reading

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I Guess That Makes Me A Sociopath Then…

Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum notes the awful poll numbers for Republicans following the government shutdown:  Ted Cruz and his fellow tea partiers have done tremendous damage to the Republican Party brand. If I were sociopathic and didn’t care … Continue reading

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Timeline of the 2013 Republican Government Shutdown

The schizophrenic, radical right spent the past 3 weeks telling the American people that they were both for and against the government shutdown. The more moderate Republicans in the House and the Senate said they never wanted a government shutdown. … Continue reading

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Where Was Anita Perry When Texas Women Needed Her?

Back in June, after weeks of protest culminating in an 11 hour filibuster by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (which was successful after state Republicans were caught red handed attempting to doctor the official time record), Governor Rick Perry called … Continue reading

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