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

The Fiscal Irresponsibility of #Trumpcare

If anyone is waiting for the Republican Party to do anything to “fix” the health insurance system, they are wasting brain cells. It’s never going to happen because it, quite literally can’t happen. You see, it is possible for Republicans … Continue reading

The Abject Stupidity of Trumpcare

It really is this simple… The Republican Party is not capable of running the government properly. If you doubt that, look at their healthcare replacement. There is no way in which is isn’t a travesty,. And yet, they just lie … Continue reading

Republican Pre-Existing Condition: Stupidity

It’s time someone said it. There IS NO SUCH THING AS “OBAMACARE.” Someone had to say it because it seems that no one in the media or politics wants to. The Republicans in the House will vote today to “repeal … Continue reading

The GOP and the Un-Affordable Care Act

For those of you who don’t remember, the Affordable Care act was passed about seven years ago. In that seven years, Republicans have promised to repeal it every election. Since they took over Congress, the House has voted to repeal … Continue reading

They Don’t Even Know What Obamacare Is!

I wish I could fault Trump for not knowing what the ACA, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” is and what it does, but he’s getting his talking points from the ignoramuses on Fox News and right-wing talk radio, and they don’t … Continue reading

No, the ACA is NOT Failing

I have to admit, I am getting a little tired of the hyperbole that tries to pass for journalism these days. It’s getting really, really old. For example, there is this “analysis”from Monday’s New York Times about the Affordable Care … Continue reading

Most Universal Health Care is NOT Single Payer…

The ultimate goal of health care reform should be universal health insurance. It’s about creating a system in which every American has access to the health care they need when they need it, without losing everything they have worked for … Continue reading

With Ebola, GOP scares people into staying home. Press helps.

There is no greater example of the national press absolutely dropping the ball on coverage of a story than the current Ebola panic of 2014. Keep in mind, the number one strategy of the Republican Party is to drive down … Continue reading

Why you must be careful which “news sources” you trust…

If you want to know what’s wrong with our “news” media these days, it was absolutely apparent today. Check out these headlines. The first is from the Huffington Post: 2 GOP JUDGES STRIKE DEATH BLOW AGAINST OBAMACARE And look how … Continue reading