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Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

May 16th, 2017 - 12:55 am § in Misc.

How Norway Pays for Healthcare

Knut Robert Knutsen Healthcare (in Norway) is nationalized, but the details are a bit nuanced. Well, a portion of our paycheck goes to the “welfare fund”, and there’s an employer portion on top of that. It’s based primarily on the Bismarck Socialism model where the employee c[...]

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


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 5th, 2017 - 7:36 am § in Misc.

The GOP: “What we need is more Jesus care”

GOP tries to  make Jesus proud by kicking poor and sick people off health insurance. No hearings, no expert analysis, no CBO scoring, just more poverty and death. They’re ‘pro life’ in the same way I’m ‘too thin’.   Looking forward to 2018 Democratic ads with t[...]

March 26th, 2017 - 9:51 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

How Trump Could Win

My Fellow Americans I am sickened, sickened by what I am learning about the partisan swamp here in Washington DC.  Where I grew up in New York and even as a businessman, I had thought that Republicans and Democrats could work together for the benefit of their country. I am a Republican but I am [&h[...]

March 23rd, 2017 - 6:26 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Repugnants


Despite the apparent lack of enough votes for TRUMPCARE, the Trump White House is done negotiating over repealing and replacing Obamacare. What is … or ought to be …now apparent is that everyone believes in universal healthcare!  The arguments are about how to pay for it and what is inc[...]

March 23rd, 2017 - 8:28 am § in Politics


GOP STILL HUNTING VOTES ON BRINK OF HOUSE HEALTH CARE VOTE WASHINGTON (AP) – Showdown day at hand, Republicans remained short of votes Thursday for their health care overhaul and were hoping President Donald Trump would close the deal with a bloc of conservatives at a White House meeting that [...]

March 19th, 2017 - 12:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

White House on Trumpcare: ‘The only way to get truly universal care is to throw people in jail if they don’t have it.

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney threw the  promise that was made by none other than President Donald Trump himself. “We don’t have universal ― the only way to have universal care, if you stop to think about it, is to force people to buy it under penalty of law,” Mulvaney said Sund[...]

March 18th, 2017 - 7:39 am § in Politics

The irony of Republican disapproval of Obamacare

The Democrat’s version of health insurance would have been cheaper, simpler and more popular. But we enacted the Republican version. So why are they so upset? Because it an achievement for the Obama administration.[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 1:56 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Repugnants

BREAKING NEWS: Under TRUMPCARE 52 million people would be uninsured in 2026 based on CBO’s calculations (28 million are uninsured right now)

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analysis says that “Trumpcare”  will lead to 14 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2018 and 24 million by 2026, “Some of those people would choose not to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under c[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 2:45 am § in Misc.


Link between health spending and life expectancy: US is an outlier The graph below shows the relationship between what a country spends on health per person and life expectancy in that country between 1970 and 2014 for a… OURWORLDINDATA.ORG[...]