Category Archives: Affordable Care Act

Iowa’s Medicaid Is So Screwed Up

Iowa’s Medicaid system has been going downhill since the day former Iowa Emperor Branstad declared that private companies would be allowed to start pecking slowly at the body in an effort to kill it. He said this would save it. … Continue reading

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To Do List This Week: Vote, Sign Up For Healthcare, Call Congress

Back when I was in school  – when we walked miles there and miles back – one thing that was emphasized was that even as an average citizen you were expected to participate in the running of your government. Next … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Republicans In Congress Vote To Cut Medicare & Medicaid

Iowa’s Republican members of congress have once again leveled a boot into the ass of elderly, poor and disabled Iowans. Thursday the US House held a vote on the 2018 budget resolution. A major feature of that budget is the … Continue reading

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Impeachable Offenses: Failure To Uphold The Law

http://bradblog.com/?p=12337  start at 4 minutes ends at 22:15. from bradblog: First up, Trump’s recent comments and actions to sabotage American health care are, as I argue, in violation of his sworn oath to “protect and defend the Constitution”, which includes … Continue reading

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Party Of Death?

Note: US House votes for budget that has deep cuts to Medicaid and Medicare:    “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. As quickly as the news spread about the massacre in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Why Would The Senate Vote To Kill ACA When No One Wants That To Happen?

7 minutes Just a thought passing though my mind after another day of getting no answer from the Ernst office once again and the usual surly response at the Grassley office. I have a couple questions and some ruminations about … Continue reading

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Fill In The Blanks

Often pictures convey complex thoughts much better and quicker than words ever can. Not only that, nearly every one who views a pictorial presentation takes away a different meaning:   Beginning with Teddy Roosevelt it has been over 100 years. … Continue reading

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Cut Congressional Health Insurance If Our Health Care is Cut!

Bravo, Congressmember Loebsack! Email from Congress member Dave Loebsack concerning the pending legislation to dramatically slash access to healthcare in this country: Thursday, July 27, 2017 “If members of Congress vote to take healthcare coverage from millions of Americans, then they … Continue reading

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Time For Dems To Push “Medicare For All”

The defeat of the Republicans latest attempt to take health care away from millions Friday morning set the stage for Democrats to come forward with with a bold plan that will cover all Americans at a much lower rate than … Continue reading

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Call Ernst And Grassley To Stop Cuts To Medicaid

In 2017, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature cut hospital reimbursements, cut funding at our two remaining mental health institutions, failed to address the Medicaid managed-care mess, and wasted $3 million in state money in a misguided attempt to replace birth … Continue reading

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