Posts Tagged ‘health care’

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

A Tale of Two Tweets


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 [...]