The reality of healthcare is this: if we Americans wanted just one thing – access to health insurance (and therefore healthcare) without denial for pre-existing conditions – the reality is that would require regulation, government mandates, a mix of incentives and subsidies, and a policy that might make some insurance companies choose not to participate. Continue reading →
Privatization efforts have become an increasingly popular farce force in American politics, with alarming resources being put into 1) cutting funding for (and thereby severely limiting the efficacy of) public programs, 2) using said reduced efficacy as supposed proof of the failure of public programs, and then 3) offering privatization as some great solution to the whole (fake, make-up) problem. Here’s the simple truth: Continue reading →
I opened up FaceBook today to find nearly a dozen screeching Republicans promoting their anti-gay stance in response to Governor Mike Pence’s announcement yesterday that he’ll ask legislators to “clarify” the new Indiana law he passed. The comedy here is that Pence repeatedly said the Indiana law has nothing to do with being anti-gay, and the moment he suggests some legislative Continue reading →
I love eggs and bacon. I eat eggs and bacon at least once a week – and sometimes several times a week. And I will keep on eating eggs and bacon, until they pry those over-medium golden yolks from my cold carotid arteries. But there’s not a year that goes by where I don’t see some report from a Continue reading →
By “Moyers & Company.” For more, here’s Bill’s website, YouTube channel, and Vimeo channel. Wish we had more populist, progressive journalists like him.
Georgia is losing private hospitals because the costs of taking care of the state’s overwhelmingly poor and uninsured population is not a sustainable (profitable) business proposition. Georgia’s governor (Nathan Deal – Republican) could solve the problem for both hospitals and uninsured, by adopting the Affordable Care Act – which costs the state absolutely $0 for Continue reading →
53 years ago today, 6 year old Ruby Bridges went to school, while people screamed “integration is a mortal sin” and “segregation is a states right.”
They say you must have that baby, but they refuse to do anything to help you avoid getting pregnant, or to support you if you do, or to help you personally and financially care for your child after it is born. For that reason, they can’t call themselves “pro-life.”
Once again the UK news organization, The Guardian, is doing more to inform Americans on American issues than the American media. I may write more on that issue later – but for now, let’s focus on the droughts in Texas. Record droughts are drying up Texas, but if that weren’t bad enough, water supplies are Continue reading →
Poverty isn’t caused by a lack of character – it’s caused by a lack of money.