Category Archives: Healthcare

They Are Telling Us Who They Are: Sen. Tillis’ Aide Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted that cruelty is an ideology: But I think this misses the ideological component to this… consider, instead, healthcare. A fair number of conservatives don’t have a problem with our current system. … Continue reading

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Biden’s Medicare Proposal Is Not an Olive Branch, but a Dick Punch

Biden released two proposals today, about which he claims: Senator Sanders and his supporters can take pride in their work in laying the groundwork for these ideas, and I’m proud to adopt them as part of my campaign at this … Continue reading

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Why We Need a Universal Healthcare System

As some asshole with a blog has mentioned many times, we need a universal healthcare system. Forget for a moment the discussion we had during the presidential primary season about exactly what that system would look like and WHO WILL … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Healthcare | 2 Comments

If (or When) Healthcare Insurance Companies Go Bust

Dean Baker asks a good question in “What Do We Do When the Coronavirus Bankrupts the Health Insurance Industry?” (boldface mine): I suppose it’s not an absolute certainty, but with Donald Trump in charge of stopping the spread of the … Continue reading

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Score One for the Socialist

No, it’s not fundamentally reconfiguring the economy, but Virginia’s socialist in the House of Delegates, who both defeated a powerful Republican and won re-election, did a good thing recently (boldface mine): One of the biggest bills of the year is … Continue reading

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A Liberal Is a Conservative Who Has Been Sneezed on

For those who don’t get the reference (you whippersnappers with your avocado toast!), it refers to the old saw “a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.” Anyway, it appears some conservatives are loving themselves some ‘socialism‘ (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare, Public Health, Viruses

There’s More to Healthcare than Bending Cost Curves Like Beckham

One of my concerns, among several, about the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., as well as our ability to mitigate the damage from an outbreak, is our crappy healthcare system. There are too many assholes who view … Continue reading

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Buttigieg’s Centrist Healthcare Fantasy

It takes the worst parts of the ACA and…makes them worse. Many moons ago, some asshole with a blog told you that, based on the experience of Romneycare, the part that would be bad–because it was politically fraught because it … Continue reading

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The Fierce Urgency of Healthcare

Matthew Yglesias notes that Sanders, unlike Warren, is able to dodge the ‘how will you pay for it’ question regarding Medicare for All, but I don’t think Yglesias gets how Sanders do so. Yglesias (boldface mine): Sanders’ most obvious vulnerability … Continue reading

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‘Affordable’ Healthcare: Predictable and Predicted

A while ago, the Washington Post wrote about this Gallup healthcare-related polling result: While they chalked it up in part to partisanship, as Democrats reported they were more likely to report they couldn’t afford to pay for healthcare, the Washington … Continue reading

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