Category Archives: Medicare

The President’s Weekly Address: Celebrating 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

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Thank You Mr. Holder for Your Leadership Toward American Justice, Fairness

Today Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, the country’s top law enforcement official gave the public notice of his departure. A sad and disappointing day for me to have an honorable man leave public life when so few occupy pollute national politics. – Read the full article

Oregon Senate: Ultimate Proof Obamacare Is A Non-issue

According to the Register Guard, the Koch brothers affiliate Freedom Partners has withdrawn their October ad buys in support of Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee running against Democratic incumbent Jeff Merkley. The article notes the withdrawn support immediately follows a Rassmussen poll that shows Merkley leading Wehby by 13 points. – Read the full article

Republicans Use Crisis To Dismantle Good Government Programs

In 2006 Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. That law requires the Postal Service to prefund 75 years of potential benefit obligations, and spells out in detail the amounts that must be given to the treasury year by year for that mandate: “(3)(A) The United States Postal Service shall pay into such Fund–“(i) $5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2007; “(ii) $5,600,000,000, not later than September 30, 2008; “(iii)$5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2009; [etc. – Read the full article

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 . – Read the full article

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 billion dollars).  – Read the full article

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, instead of thoroughly vetting her guests, she just issued a disclaimer, as Newshounds reports: Megyn Kelly announced at the beginning of her “Kelly File exclusive” last night that she wasn’t certain that the people she was presenting as Obamacare victims really had lost their insurance plans and their doctor because of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). – Read the full article

Today’s Stupid Conservative Quotes

Besides actually looking like the gatekeeper to hell, Charles Krauthammer sounds as uncaring as the devil, himself. He had this to say on Obamacare: But the strategy here is to hook Americans on the subsidized health insurance. They just announced they’re going to spend a whole lot of money on that. – Read the full article

How To Piss Off 51% Of Voters: A Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1 – Gather together a group of close-minded, bigoted male friends for a meeting. Step 2 – In said meeting, make decisions about body parts that you don’t even have. Step 3 – Also in said meeting, do not allow input from the public or medical professionals. – Read the full article

What Paul Ryan Hopes You Gloss Over In His *New* Budget

This morning, Paul Ryan released a rehashed version of the “Path to Prosperity” – and it’s nearly identical to the Romney/Ryan economic blueprint roundly rejected by Americans in November. Medicare is turned into a voucher system, Medicaid is block-granted to the states, Obamacare is repealed, marginal tax rates are lowered. – Read the full article

Ryan Borrows a Page From Romney’s Playbook

Republicans have done it to America again – plucked some less than qualified dolt from the party rank and file and convinced them they could run the country. Many believe Paul Ryan will seek his party’s nomination in 2016, which would explain his sudden flip-flop on Social Security and Medicare “takers”. – Read the full article

Obama’s Got a Brand New Bag

“I’ve got such a bully pulpit.” –Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural addresses usually seek to inspire, rally the country together, commit us to our ideals and lay out a vision for the future.  Obama’s speech today did all that, but it also implicitly laid down a gauntlet.  – Read the full article