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April 23rd, 2019 - 8:56 am § in The Ave Scene

Washington State’s Simple Alternative to Berniecare

The Washington State House of Representatives has passed a simple bill, a public option for health insurance that would be available to all Washington Staten residents. The Program is called “Cascade Care.” “Cascade Care” may be exactly the alternative to the “Medicare [...]

April 22nd, 2019 - 1:04 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Why MEDICARE FOR ALL is more SLOGAN than POLICY

This Is The Part Of ‘Medicare For All’ That You Never Hear About Bernie Sanders and allies want to squeeze hospitals, which is very necessary — and very difficult. By Jonathan Cohn Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his allies talk a lot about how “Medicare for All” would take back money fro[...]

April 20th, 2019 - 5:38 pm § in Politics

Washington GOP legislator says nurses “play cards”

A Washington GOP legislator who opposes a bill that would require hospitals to give nurses uninterrupted meal and rest breaks has claimed, without evidence, that nurses in small hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” The state nursing association blasted he[...]

August 20th, 2018 - 10:14 am § in Misc.

SINGLE PAYER IS NOT A PANACEA … WE NEED TO CUT COSTS!

It’s not just the uninsured — it’s also the cost of health care Data: Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios We still have an uninsured problem in the U.S., but we have a far broader health care affordability problem that hits sick people especially hard. Why it matters:[...]

June 28th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

In the midst of Trump’s war on Obamacare, there is another huge disruptive force, Amazon.  

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack I predicted this several months ago.  When Amazon bought Whole Foods it seemed to me that the best part of that deal was real estate.   Having parking and a presence in better-off neighborhoods was perfect. The rest of the puzzle was  the absolute mess of dru[...]

September 22nd, 2017 - 9:54 am § in Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Tweets

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July 11th, 2017 - 4:44 pm § in Politics

Senate “health care” bill favors the rich, screws the poor

Analysis by two Washington think tanks reveals the Senate “health care” bill (put in quotes because it’s really a disguised tax cut from the rich) is indeed skewed to the rich; it would benefit only households with income exceeding $75,000 a year, with most of the benefit going to [...]

June 22nd, 2017 - 9:36 am § in Misc.

Why the GOP proposal for healthcare is nonsense .. and why no one will do anything about it.

The real issue in REPEAL AND REPLACE is that the meme is pure nonsense.  All the fixes either party could build will fail until they address the real issue … the superinflation of healthcare costs in the US. For example, some GOP types want a national insurance exchange.  The most obvious re[...]

May 8th, 2017 - 10:54 am § in Donald Trump

Comment by SMS: TRUMPCARE

TRUMPCARE will   1. restore funding to Medicaid. 2. restore funding for prescriptions, likely with some option for insurance companies to negotiate prices. 3. eliminate mandatory enrollment, Replace this with some subterfuge that looks like it is different. 4. provide real funding for high risk poo[...]