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Give Me Death!

© Jen Sorensen I love the phrase “Trickle Down Healthcare”. Can we make this a meme? Cartoonist Jen Sorensen comments on her own comic: The AHCA is so monstrously cruel any honest description sounds hyperbolic. Not only will it literally kill people, but it’ll kill entrepreneurship too, as workers stay locked in their jobs for […]

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Weekend Update on the AHCA

The AHCA is yet another triumph of politics over policy, but maybe we can laugh about it: To show how out of touch with reality some Republicans are, Congressman Raul Labrador (R-ID) defended his vote on the GOP health care bill by declaring “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.” Watch it:

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Conservative Response to Jimmy Kimmel

This blog recently posted about Jimmy Kimmel and the near-death of his newborn son. Kimmel made the point that nobody should be put in the position of having to decide if they can afford to save their child, and scolds Trump and the Republicans for being heartless. Well, conservative Jonah Goldberg decided to respond to […]

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What Really Matters

Are we Making America Great Again? Yesterday was a day for noisy but ultimately meaningless gestures from Republicans. The GOP controlled House passed their bill to destroy Obamacare, but that bill won’t even get a vote in the Senate. In the end, the only actual result from the House vote might be making it easier […]

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Health Insurance Sausage

It is often said that passing bills in Congress is like making sausage. You don’t really want to see it being done. And the way the Republicans are trying to strong-arm their repeal of Obamacare is a prime example. The current focus is on the MacArthur amendment, which would allow states to opt out of […]

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Pre-existing Conditions

Jimmy Kimmel emotionally gives a personal example of why it is so important that health insurance companies not be allowed to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. Kimmel recently had a baby son, who was born with a heart defect. As Kimmel points out, before the ACA went into effect, his son would likely have been […]

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How to Replace Obamacare

© Ed Stein I still think Donald Trump could have a big win by replacing Obamacare with single-payer health insurance, but I’d be happy if the GOP would just make a bunch of improvements to the ACA and call it Trumpcare.

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Save the Children?

© Jen Sorensen This comic could contain so many additional panels. Like, what about Trump’s tweets claiming that vaccines cause autism, which encourages parents to not vaccinate their children? Or his denial of climate change, which threatens all children’s futures?

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Single-Payer Health Insurance?

If “only Nixon could visit China”, maybe “only Trump can pass single-payer health insurance”? The “alt-right”, that racist segment of the right that fueled Trump’s victory, is moving more and more towards supporting single-payer health insurance (Medicare for all). And after the defeat of the repeal of Obamacare, they are getting more vocal about it. […]

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Unhealthy Entrepreneurship?

Despite their recent failure, efforts to repeal Obamacare are already negatively affecting our economy, including job creation. It’s the uncertainty, stupid! For example, one person who has been planning on starting her own business says: If Obamacare gets repealed, I’m anxious. What do I do? Right now, there is just so much instability. I don’t […]

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Doctors Prefer Single Payer Insurance

A new survey of US doctors shows that 48% of them are in favor of a single-payer health insurance system (like Medicare for all), while only 32% are against it, and 21% answered “I don’t know”. What was especially interesting was that the doctors acknowledged that they might take a financial hit under a single-payer […]

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Bait and Switch

After claiming that there was no Plan B if they didn’t pass Obamacare repeal last Friday, it is becoming obvious that Republicans had a Plan B all along. In fact, Plan B might have been their Plan A. Let me explain. When the ACA repeal bill failed, Paul Ryan immediately said that “Obamacare is the […]

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Make America Greater

The New Yorker has a must-read article about health care. If you can, go read it now. Their point is that conseratives are treating health care as if it is just another business. A way to make a profit. But health care is not about economics, in fact, it is actually anything but. Health care […]

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Republicans Lose, Bigly

The Republicans have been trying to repeal Obamacare for seven years. While Obama was president, they passed bills over 50 times repealing the ACA, only to have them vetoed by the president (or die in the Senate). Back then, that was easy because they knew it wouldn’t ever become effective, so they would not have […]

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Keeping us Safe?

© Ruben Bolling Humans are really bad at evaluating risks. We are scared to death of terrorists, but not of the things that are far more likely to kill us. Just Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he is rolling back fuel economy standards that were put in place under Obama. And he has not ruled […]

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