40 Days to Go: We Can Have Great Healthcare, in Time

I just got off the phone with a unicorn progressive who was telling me I was full of shit because I insisted that we can have universal healthcare, like most of the rest of the developed world. She insisted that … Continue reading

88 Days to Go: The Emphasis Must Be Universal Health Insurance

Try to remember the elation most of us felt in 2010, when President Barack Obama managed to usher through Congress the first national health insurance system in our history, now known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though a lot … Continue reading

Surviving Covid-19 With the Clown King in Charge

We always knew it was a possibility. We knew that, over a four-year term, it was possible that some sort of potential disaster would rear its ugly head and Donald J. Trump would bee forced to show everyone his high … Continue reading

Which “Medicare For All” System Can We Pass?

There seems to be many very loud people who think they can just force everyone in the country onto a government-paid health insurance system, and few, if any, will complain about it. These same people seem to think we can … Continue reading

Healthcare Snake Oil

I happen to believe that, once we actually actively work to save the democracy from collapse by encouraging voters to show up instead of helping the current Republican Party in their mission to encourage them to stay home, that we … Continue reading

Guest Post: Why We Should Examine Big Pharma Closely

This post was written by Morgan Statt, a reader. Let this serve as a reminder: if you’d like to contribute work to the blog, just drop us a line at pleasecutthecrap(at)gmail(dot)com… I can’t pay you, but our readership will increase, … Continue reading

The Issue is STILL Universal Healthcare

I seem to have set off a firestorm on Twitter today because I said something that is undeniably true, but I added a word I should not have. I’ll explain that later on. For now, allow me to explain why … Continue reading

A Note of Sanity on Healthcare

Let’s make this quick. I’m writing a longer piece about this phenomenon, but we really have to stop reacting to anything and everything we see and hear from Republicans, as if everything they do is immediately tragic and will destroy … Continue reading

The Health Insurance Follies: Fight Graham-Cassidy NOW!

There are currently two competing healthcare bills in Congress. They represent both extremes of the healthcare financing debate, which is what this is all about, after all. Both are ill-conceived, but for very different reasons. The first one is Bernie … Continue reading

Incrementalism: It’s How Politics Works

I am watching a Twitter fight evolve between pragmatic liberals like me and dreamy-eyed unicorn progressives over… wait for it… “incrementalism.” The center of the fight is based on Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” bill, which will never pass this Congress in … Continue reading