Repost: Here’s What Obamacare Does…

I posted this on the old blog, on September 14, 2012, before the election. This is what people are complaining about. Seriously. If you think your old insurance was better, there are people who would pay good money for what you’re imbibing: ———————————————- This is What Obamacare Does. Romney and

Bill Clinton Should Shut Up About Obamacare, Focus on His Charity

In the interest of full disclosure, Bill Clinton was not my first choice as president in 1992. I did ultimately vote for him, of course, but not in the primary. Clinton is a child of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), which was a horribly inept group that had but one

Obamacare is NOT a “Failure.” Please, Journalists… Cut the Crap!

How tired are you of hearing damned near everyone with a microphone or a computer speak about the Affordable Care Act rollout as if it’s an abject failure? Seriously, listen to them, and you’d swear “Obamacare” was imploding as we speak. Do these geniuses really think Obamacare is just a

GOP Moves From Killing ACA to a 1-Year Delay in the Mandate… We Won!

One thing you have to say about Republicans; they’re like little dogs with their favorite chew toy, in that they never give up on a meme. For example, take Obamacare. No matter how many times they try and fail to kill it, they will continue to try and fail, because their

ACA Glitches Point Out (Once Again) *Republican* Incompetence

Let’s get real about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “Obamacare.”  First of all, the only problem is with the website, and the website is not the only way to sign up. More than 500,000 new accounts have been set up so far, in a

Who In Their Right Mind Could Possibly Be Against Obamacare?

The first thing I’d like to note is, the number of people who are against The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known simply as the ACA or “Obamacare,” because of what’s actually in it, is actually pitifully small. But dammit, they’re loud, and frankly, I’m tired of hearing them.

Bill O’Reilly Gets It Ass Backward, As Usual

Surprise! Bill O’Reilly actually said something true in this video excerpt from the O’Reilly Factor! He is right. He is a simple man. As in simple minded. Although the people he’s speaking to (his audience, I mean) are actually simpler than he is. He’s discussing the Supreme Court’s twin rulings

The Difference Between Democrats & Today’s GOP on Health Care

I won't give glowing praise for Democrats and a complete dismissal of Republicans on health care throughout the last century, because Democrats were only slightly better than Republicans when it came to fixing the complete mess our health care financing system has become.  But this isn't about history, it's about

Cutting The Crap: Republicans at the Health Care Summit

I’m ba-a-a-a-ck… It’s time to bury some of the bullshit the Republicans have been throwing out there regarding health insurance reform.This will have to be done in several installments; there really is too much to cover in one article. I watched the entire health care summit, and I was truly

What Did You Expect?

What did we expect, people? I really need to know. The second biggest problem with health insurance reform – excuse me, health care reform – no, wait, it is health insurance reform – is the incessant play-by-play by thousands of people with opinions, but seemingly having no concept of how

Reconciliation: What it is, and Why Reid Is Avoiding It.

There is a lot of talk about reconciliation when it comes to the health insurance reform bill in the Senate, but I get a sense that many who use the term don’t really understand the process. There’s actually a good reason why Harry Reid is saving it as a last

Case Studies: Why We Need Health Insurance Reform

In Kansas City, a 14 year old boy has been told he needs a heart transplant and that someone will have to come up with $500,000 to pay for it because they don’t have insurance. One of the reasons he’s not insured is because he’s an “illegal immigrant.” Five months

No More Gloom and Doom: We’re Getting Health Insurance Reform.

Health insurance was never going to happen in one bill, and it’s really starting to bother me that many progressives thought it could happen. Relax, and stop the doom and gloom nonsense.  You should be rejoicing. The political naiveté of a large portion of the progressive side of the political

The Health Insurance Companies Make Our Case For Us

It's official. The Baucus POS health care bill has cleared committee, and now sits, dripping, on the Senate floor. (In this case, POS can either mean Piece of Shit, or Point of Sale; take your pick, they both fit.)   We have to bear down starting now. We must get

Why the Baucus Plan is Dead, Why Co-Ops Won’t Work, and Why You Should Be Happy About It.

As anyone could have predicted weeks ago, the "alternative bill" Max Baucus has presented is a complete and utter joke.  But don't be mad, progressives. Be happy. Before this piece of crap appeared, there was all sorts of speculation about what an alternative might be. Talk of “co-ops” actually sounded