Late Night FDL: Hieronymus Bosch General Hospital

By: Saturday March 24, 2012 8:05 pm

When I got back home the next day, I read an article online about The Very Wealthy who had started to build emergency rooms in their own homes, staffed with their own doctors. These private e.r.’s cost around $30,000 a month to maintain. They don’t want to have to rub elbows with the likes of me.


The ACA’s Projected 93.1 Percent Insurance Coverage Is Not “Universal Health Care”

By: Monday January 23, 2012 12:40 pm

A common mistake is claiming that the Affordable Care Act will bring “universal health care” to the United States. Ryan Lizza’s makes this claim in his defense of President Obama at the end of his long story in the New Yorker, but insurance is not care, and the ACA’s insurance coverage isn’t universal.

VT Gov. Peter Shumlin Still Popular after Passing Very Progressive Health Care Reform

By: Wednesday August 3, 2011 4:45 pm

Regular voters actually like real progressive health care reforms when that is what is offered. Expanding public health insurance programs is popular. During the health care debate large majorities always supported allowing people to buy into Medicare, the public option, and expanding Medicaid. It is the corporatism people hate.

Progressives and Conservatives Agree: Single Payer Healthcare Is Inevitable

By: Wednesday August 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Everyone loves to pick on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and well they should, having been written by and for the health care industry. We must keep the pressure up on the health care industry as long as its fiduciary responsibility to investors requires finding ways to avoid caring for the sick while sucking billions out of taxpayers’ pockets.

Achieving Universal Coverage Does Not Require Individual Mandate

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 2:31 pm

Looking around the world, there seems to be three main ways to get near universal coverage. There is the single payer model, the employer mandate model, and the individual responsibility model. Countries can use only one of the models, or a strange combination of all three. A direct individual mandate to buy insurance from private [...]

Cancer on the Brain… and a Perspective on Health Care

By: Thursday November 5, 2009 9:40 am

My father-in-law has brain cancer. He is a good man. He is the type whose hands are (sadly too often) filled at the end of a stroll with trash he picked up on the way. He has helped others in need, whether friends (doing all too many renovation and repair projects) to strangers (a pencil [...]

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