Caring for Workers Who Care for Our Loved Ones

By: Sunday August 18, 2013 12:30 pm

For many seniors, growing older means facing new kinds of stress—such as fragile health, a tight budget on a fixed income, or the travails of living alone.

And for the people who care for the aging, the stress can be just as severe.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Virginia Brennan, Free Clinics: Local Responses to Health Care Needs

By: Saturday August 10, 2013 1:59 pm

The creation of “free clinics” to provide services to those without access to health care has a long and rich history, some of which has made it into the popular imagination.

The Best Part of Obamacare Will Probably Not Even Be Seen as Obamacare

By: Friday July 19, 2013 1:25 pm

By far, the best provision in the law is the Medicaid expansion intended to cover all people near the poverty line. This should not only eventually be responsible for the bulk of the coverage expansion, but it should do the most good for people.

Medicaid Expansion Likely to Be on the Ballot in Montana

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 5:00 pm

With many Republican politicians at the state level refusing to have anything to do with Obamacare, some groups are now starting to look toward the ballot initiative process as a way to circumvent their opposition to the Medicaid expansion provision.

Thanks to Brewer Arizona Will Soon Take Part in Medicaid Expansion

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 1:40 pm

Arizona is going to be one of the few red states to actually take part in the Medicaid expansion. Thanks to the aggressive lobbying by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, the state will take advantage of the Affordable Care Act to enlarge its Medicaid program.

Will Ideology Trump Math? Medicaid Decision Poses Conundrum for Conservative Legislators in Wisconsin

By: Friday May 31, 2013 3:20 pm

Conservative members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) who support the Governor’s BadgerCare changes are in a tough spot. On the one hand, they don’t want to add funding to the budget, and would like to free up as much funding as possible for income tax cuts. On the other hand, they don’t want to take the enhanced Medicaid financing from the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid Study’s Warning for Obamacare Exchanges

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 11:05 am

Getting a lot of attention today is a new study about Oregon’s Medicaid program. Basically several years ago Oregon wanted to greatly expand the program but didn’t have enough money to cover everyone they wanted. As a result they held a lottery. This created a perfect natural experiment on the effect of Medicaid coverage.

Separating Truth From Lies Around the Kermit Gosnell Case

By: Monday April 15, 2013 7:18 pm

Kermit Gosnell, the sadistic monster who exploited lack of access to safe abortion care among poor and immigrant women to both torture women and kill actual babies, is finally on trial and anti-choicers are having a feeding frenzy. Unable to muster actual compassion for Gosnell’s victims, anti-choicers got right to work seeking ways to exploit his crimes to further reduce access to safe, legal abortion — and to create more Gosnells in the future.

Time to Bell the Obama Cat

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 7:04 pm

The story goes that some mice became very upset about the cat in the house and convened an emergency meeting. They finally came up with the idea of tying a bell around the cat’s neck, so the dangerous feline could no longer catch victims unawares. The plan gained a lot of enthusiastic praise, until one mouse piped up with a question that preceded a long silence: “Who’s going to bell the cat?”

Mr. Lew to Berlin: Don’t Do What Obama Is Doing Here

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Treasury Secretary Lew goes to Berlin. Mr. Lew encourages Europeans to reduce their austerity measures because they are ruining their economies. He wants Europeans to spur their demand or spending. That is a good suggestion.

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