We’ve gotten health insurance reform passed. Now let’s deal with the economics that make our system the most expensive – and wasteful – on the planet.
|By: Prairie Sunshine Thursday March 25, 2010 9:46 am|
The unabashed tag team of John Boehner and Eric Cantor have now spoken about the increasingly violent rhetoric and acts against Democrats who voted for healthcare reform, and Eric Cantor makes clear that it’s red herring and blame-the-victim time.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday March 24, 2010 9:07 am|
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washington Independent, the bill now proceeds to the Senate for reconciliation. The whole process could be complete by the end of the week. Republicans and their allies have already moved to challenge reform in court.
|By: politicalpartypooper Wednesday March 24, 2010 5:50 am|
I’m an Independent. While some who comment on this blog like to call me a liberal, there are more than enough hints to clue them in otherwise, such as my guns, NASCAR, the fact that I’m not sold on man-made global warming or the fact that if it’s true, Chlorine is a bigger contributor than Carbon. There’s also my utter disdain for abortion, and my distrust of the IRS. But that’s all fodder for another post. The reason I’m even bringing this up is that I believe being a true Indie gives me a perspective on the Health Care Reform debate that isn’t tainted with partisan bullshit.
To wit, why are Republicans so against health care reform, especially a bill that includes over 200 of their own amendments and looks suspiciously like the one they wrote in 1994? Democrats say it’s obstructionism, and maybe there’s some truth to that, but more than anything, Democrats will say it’s racism, and there’s absolutely no truth in that assumption.
|By: CarolynC Tuesday March 23, 2010 11:54 am|
Progressives like Glenn Greenwald, Robert Reich, Chris Bowers and many others, say they understand the flaws in the healthcare legislation that has just been signed into law. For some real, but minimal benefits to a group of suffering Americans, they believe that they could not have opposed legislation that essentially locks the current, corrupt, for-profit healthcare system in place. This is my reply to one of them, but the message is for them all.
|By: macpibbles Sunday March 21, 2010 9:01 pm|
…but I doubt it.
|By: Rusty1776 Sunday March 21, 2010 4:17 pm|
Corporate power and Beltway corruption
|By: CarolynC Thursday March 18, 2010 11:03 pm|
An aging DFH reflects on the complete capitulation of the left to the “centrist” DLC faction of the Democratic Party — yet again.