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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 Repugnants

A Tale of Two Tweets

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

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[...]

May 4th, 2017 - 11:52 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

GOP GLEE: When the GOP is giving you $5 per person per year to cover pre-existing conditions:

“A liberal think tank says hundreds of thousands of Americans [will] be left without coverage under the so-called Upton amendment, the Republican plan to cover Americans with pre-existing conditions under the health care overhaul passed on Thursday. GOP Reps. Fred Upton and Billy Long proposed[...]

January 17th, 2017 - 10:52 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Meet the GOP health care plan

Take a chicken or goat to your doctor, and ask him how much health care you can get in exchange. This might not be the official GOP Obamacare replacement plan, but when Sue Lowden ran against Harry Reid in 2010, it was the plan she came up with.  So far, it’s the only solid, fleshed-out, [&he[...]

March 22nd, 2016 - 12:16 pm § in Misc.

A Paen to German Healthcare

 Terry Miles  FACEBOOK This country is so F up! I am unemployed, but have health insurance through my significant other’s company. However, I can’t afford to go to the doctors! I seriously miss living in Germany, where I paid a little bit more in taxes, but I could go to the doctors an[...]

January 27th, 2016 - 10:17 am § in Misc.

US Health Care Sustem Threatens Diabetics … Your Life or Your Money

Diabetics have no choice; if we can not  obtain insulin, we die. YES, I AM A DIABETIC. My drug store costs, despite having very good insurance, is hundreds of dollars each month.  If I were living on Social Security and Medicare, I would not be able to treat my disease and would die. Insulin [...]