Talk about bad optics. CNN is reporting that some staff workers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are exempt from Obamacare exchanges. I guess Reid thinks his staff deserves higher quality healthcare? Who trusts a chef that won’t eat his own food?
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 4, 2013 12:05 pm|
|By: Anti-Capitalist Meetup Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm|
This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 23, 2013 6:45 am|
To top it all off, these bozos will soon be putting us all through Shutdown 2: Electric Boogaloo shortly after the start of the new year. Yes, they are indeed dumb enough to try that move during an election year, when their fellow Republicans will be wanting to get out and raise the money they need both for the general election and to fight off primary challengers backed by the same people funding the Tea Partiers sitting next to them on the House and Senate floors.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 20, 2013 2:27 pm|
What is more important than ideology, good ideas or smart plans in a leader is basic competence. It is the foundation everything else needs to be build on. Without it nothing else matters. Even the greatest plan can be rendered worthless if not executed properly. This is why the terrible rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been so damaging to President Obama.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 19, 2013 8:50 am|
There is some really bad news for President Obama in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll. His job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point ever in his presidency in their polling. Currently only 42 percent approve of how he is handling his job while 55 percent disapprove.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 18, 2013 9:52 am|
If I’m asked to simply improve the law, the task become more complicated since you are working from such a stupid foundation. There are, though, six big changes I think would make it noticeably better:
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 16, 2013 7:00 am|
AHIP’s already faced with the problem of the Kochs financing beer-pong “don’t buy insurance” beach parties targeting the very groups of young college kids AHIP wants so desperately as paying customers and who would be scared off by a rate hike. In fact, they’re really stupid even to threaten a rate hike now, because it’s playing right into the Kochs’ hands.
|By: DSWright Friday November 15, 2013 6:40 am|
In a press conference yesterday President Obama acknowledged the substantial problems with the healthcare.gov website and the loss of people’s insurance plans as “on me.” The admission comes shortly after a full apology for promising the American people they could keep their health insurance plans when Obama knew that would not be the case.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 13, 2013 2:15 pm|
I thought nothing could undo the self-inflicted political damage needlessly shutting down the government for weeks. I’m now prepared to admit I was wrong. Apparently, the other party demonstrating unimaginable incompetence by failing to implement their big signature law which they actively lied about is nearly as damaging.
In the past month Democrats had turned what was a nine point lead over Republicans in the generic ballot into a tie.
|By: DSWright Friday November 8, 2013 7:40 am|
The debate over whether or not President Obama promised no one would lose their health insurance coverage under Obamacare seemed to reach resolution yesterday when President Obama apologized for misleading the American public. Obama reiterated his commitment to fix problems caused by the implementation of Obamacare.