Category Archives: healthcare

Making Medicaid, SNAP lower priorities is an opportunity for communities

Last night, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration would seek cuts to Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Medicaid, a joint federal and state program, provides financial assistance to low-income medical services consumers while SNAP is known … Continue reading

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Public comment on health care law is chimp noise… #healthcare

I will not comment on the bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives that continues financial support and regulation of the health insurance market. I will not comment because, like most of the representatives and almost everyone on … Continue reading

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How do I take care of myself when government says I shouldn’t?

Yesterday I saw Nancy Pelosi on television giving the press her response to Republican efforts to significantly amend the Affordable Care Act. I zoned out as she attempted to describe the benefits some Americans would lose should the Republicans have … Continue reading

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Not seeing any impact on states from HR 3350

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives yesterday passed HR 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.  In a nutshell, the Act allows issuers to keep in force plans they have already issued versus cancelling them because they may not … Continue reading

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It’s easy to get cynical about we the people

How much does our Constitution say about the structure of and the exchanges within our society?  I thought about this question while contemplating the perspectives of the Republicans and Democrats toward health care financing under the Affordable Care Act.  To … Continue reading

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GOP and Obamacare: The 40th time will not be the charm

So the Republican held U.S. House of Representatives took another crack at dismantling #Obamacare by passing legislation that prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from implementing the Affordable Care Act. The IRS is responsible for assessing the mandate on individuals and … Continue reading

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What #conservatives really mean by less #government

When a conservative says, “we need less government”, what they are really saying is we don’t need policies that interfere with protecting returns on capital.  At least that is the view a classic liberal or even a libertarian would take. … Continue reading

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Could state refusal to set up health insurance exchanges lead to cross state markets?

A number of states including Louisiana, Wisconsin, and my home state of Georgia have expressed no intent in establishing health care insurance exchanges, opting for the federal government to establish and maintain it.  Other states, like New Jersey, would like … Continue reading

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Mittens not Using His Head

Mitt Romney isn’t very smart. He puts himself out on a limb by saying he is going to repeal ObamaCare when he can’t even secure a Republican majority in both chambers of Congress. He will need this in order to … Continue reading

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So Paul Ryan Likes Ayn Rand. So What?

Some Americans are taking issue with the late atheist and capitalist evangelist Ayn Rand’s influence over a young Paul Ryan. Like Ms. Rand, Mr. Ryan places a greater emphasis on the individual American’s ability to take care of himself with … Continue reading

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