Tag Archives: Medicare

Big Insurance’s Health Care Scam for the Holidays

Shouldn’t profit and health care insurance be counter-intuitive in a sense? We speak about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and yet we are supposedly okay with putting a price tag on health care concerns. We have allowed health care insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies the license to put profit in front of humanity […]

The Surprising Reason So Many People Still Don’t Like Obamacare

It’s the nuances that get you each and every time. When we ask ourselves “why did the Affordable Care Act have to be 2000 plus pages long”? The answer is simple, there were a lot of third party interests to satisfy that went beyond the interests of the American people. I have noticed that I […]

Pelosi, Boehner Rekindle Bipartisanship With $214 Billion Medicare Deal

This is a welcome change and it goes to show that when two seasoned professionals come together and open-mindedly engage in negotiations, a constructive and positive piece of legislation can be achieved. I am sure that there will be additional adjustments made, but for a first run draft, it is very hopeful. Now I am […]

Obama Is Smack In The Middle Of A Brewing Fight Over Workplace Wellness

Since employers are driven to finding ways, any way it seems, to keep profit margins healthy, this one is most definitely a new and creative one, using one’s less than stellar fitness and nutritional habits as leverage in order to force a better outcome. I have an easy solution, let’s divorce health care insurance from […]

Samantha Bee Finds Out Medicare Funds Penis Pumps, Tries To High-Five NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue

Well it is nice to see that the double standard inherent within the Republican Party goes far beyond just money. So not only does the Republican Party have the double standard when it comes to taxes, subsidies, welfare and sex, but it has been expanded to sexual practices and how they are covered. It is […]

John Boehner Successfully Enrolls In Obamacare 45 Minutes After He Blogs About ‘Frustrating’ Experience

I know that the media frenzy is all about the glitches, the wait-times and the millions of canceled policies yet Mister Speaker Boehner successfully enrolled after 5 hours. I know that this sounds a bit excessive to most but prior to the launching of the ACA website,when you think of other sites, such as banking […]

Paul Ryan Spending Cuts Face Backlash From Moderate Republicans

There is such a large disconnect between the conservative tea party’s disdain for government and their understanding of what the government actually does for them. Many progressives had their share of amusement at the signs displayed by the older tea party activists “hands off my Medicare” at anti-Obamacare rallies a or any other conservative political […]

Paul Ryan Disses ‘The Help’ Again

Paul Ryan is a hypocrite. He accepted the people’s help when he was young and sadly lost his father, our help was in the form of social security that, of course his father paid into, and the government kept safe in a separately funded account, so that young Paul Ryan could benefit from his father’s […]

Obama’s Charm Offensive

What makes me nervous about this elusive Grand Bargain is that, it is and of itself, almost become a Holy Grail of sorts to our president, or so it appears to me. I worry that in the exuberance of achieving the Grand Bargain, our president would accept cuts and changes to social security that need […]

The Grand Bargain We Don’t Need

We are focusing on the wrong entitlement reforms. The republicans want to undermine our earned benefits and their strategy of attacking them as entitlements seems to be working, especially when they lump in the notion that since seniors are living longer the entitlements are in danger of bankrupting us. That is a huge canard. Social […]