The similarities between the two systems are mostly superficial, both mandate people buy individual insurance. The differences, though, are huge. Obamacare is basically the Swiss system with all the important rules that make it work properly removed.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 30, 2014 3:05 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 3, 2014 11:56 am|
Over at Vox Ezra Klein is making one of the more logically flimsy arguments against single payer I have seen in a long time: “Hobby Lobby shows why single payer could hurt reproductive rights.”
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Sunday April 20, 2014 5:20 pm|
Dennis Trainor talks with Dr. Jill Stein, President of the Green Shadow Cabinet about the recently published U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) fifth assessment on climate change. The findings, combined with the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community, paint a picture of humanity committing a collective genocide and ecocide. The end of civilization scenarios, once projected for your grandchildren’s grandchildren are now a reality for anyone ho plans to be alive in 2050.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 27, 2014 1:00 pm|
I hope some Democrats ask Cassidy to co-sponsor a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something much like Medicare.
|By: Kay Tillow Saturday February 8, 2014 11:40 am|
After 22 years in the coal mines, Jimmy Slone is still working—now as a City Commissioner for Vicco, Kentucky. His black lung disease does not stop him from getting up in the middle of the night to assure that the city’s water system is safe. He and his fellow commissioners volunteer their time to better their town. They show the courage of their convictions in other ways. They voted to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and have called on the nation to pass Single Payer Health Care, HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ Improved Medicare for All bill.
|By: DSWright Thursday January 2, 2014 6:54 am|
In an op-ed in the New York Times to commemorate the new year and beginning of Obamacare coverage filmmaker and activist Michael Moore suggested it was time for everyone to acknowledge that “Obamacare is awful.” That the program is a pro-insurance nightmare that does nothing to rein in the costs from a rent-seeking insurance industry that allows the overcharging for procedures and pays its corporate executives exorbitant amounts of money.
|By: danps Saturday December 21, 2013 11:52 am|
Here is an interesting thing about the new health care law: News stories on it sometimes conflate flaws in the existing system with those in the new one. Many complaints about Obamacare are actually complaints about America’s health care system.
|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: dakine01 Sunday December 1, 2013 4:00 pm|
Whoever authored this editorial thinks military members are not “sacrificing” enough so pay and benefits need to be “on the table.” As I looked through the short bios of the various members of the Editorial Board, it is fairly obvious that few if any of them have actually had much experience of military life beyond the obligatory “I support the Troops” or “Thank you for your service” they may have uttered in an airport somewhere.