Today, Donald Trump spoke to the National Governor’s Association. While he was talking about how his team was working on a plan that would replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he said this: “Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.” Are you *&$% kidding me? For a century before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, multiple Presidents – including no less than … Continue reading How Many Trump Advisors Did It Take to Realize Healthcare is “Complicated”?
On Inauguration Day, 2017, my oldest stepdaughter and I boarded a plane bound for Washington, DC. We most emphatically were not headed to the swearing-in of the 45th President of the United States. Rather, we were going to participate in what I thought of as the anti-inauguration: The Women’s March in Washington scheduled for the day after the inauguration. The gate area was filled with … Continue reading The Women’s March: Power to the People
“So this is how the uninsured die. In a society filled with wealthy doctors and gleaming hospitals and state-of-the art medical gadgetry and the bulk of the world’s Nobel winners, it seems outrageous to allow Donny Ray Black to wither away and die without proper medical care.” These are words written by John Grisham in his book, The Rainmaker, which was the story of a … Continue reading The GOP’s Hated Health Care for Decades
At 6:21 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), tweeted a message that read: The “CBO” is the independent Congressional Budget Office that was created by law in 1974 and is charged with assisting Congress in evaluating costs associated with financial and budgetary decisions and to provide information and estimates during the Congressional budget process. When new legislation is proposed, the CBO “scores” … Continue reading The Nefarious GOP – Cons and Tricks #1: Obamacare