Posts Tagged ‘health care’

May 20th, 2024 - 3:39 pm § in Health, Politics, Republicans

Ex-legislator has second thoughts about strict abortion ban

Former Idaho state senator Jim Woodward (photo, left) voted for all the legislative bills that made his state’s abortion ban among the strictest in the country, a Politico story begins (read it here). In 2020, he voted for a law that threatens doctors with “fines, lawsuits, jail time and rev[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 4:49 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Federal judge strikes down transgender care ban

“A federal judge struck down an Arkansas law Tuesday that would have banned transition-related medical care for transgender minors,” NBC News reported on June 20, 2023 (read story here). The judge issued a permanent injunction against the law, after ruling it’s unconstitutional. Al[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 10:40 am § in Politics

GOP senator’s aide equates health insurance with buying shirts

This article contains news embarrassing to Republicans. “A … cancer survivor who reached out to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis for help with her health insurance dilemma said … she got an insensitive response from a staffer,” WRAL-TV in North Carolina reported on Wednesday, September [...]

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


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[...]

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[...]

April 10th, 2019 - 10:59 pm § in Misc.

Why DOES insulin cost 20 times more then it did 20 years ago?


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


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

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