Category Archives: Health Care & Medicare

Book Review: The Hidden History of American Healthcare

In The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, author Thom Hartmann returns to familiar themes of greed, racism and oligarchic corruption. He applies them to a system of healthcare that profits the … Continue reading

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We Could Use Some FDR These Days

Some days it would be nice to see some FDR channeled. His times were not that much different than today. But he was often more head on in his approach. Here is an FDR speech at the 1936 Democratic convention … Continue reading

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Health Care About To Take A Beating

Wednesday United Health Care, the big behemoth in the health insurance industry, announce that it is cracking down on emergency room visits beginning on July 1st in 34 states. This includes Iowa.  From an article in USA Today:    UnitedHealthcare … Continue reading

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What Does It Cost?

  Republicans have once again been reborn as deficit hawks. It happens every time a Democrat is elected president. Republicans are hoping with a 50/50 senate they can stop some if not all of President Biden’s investment in America infrastructure … Continue reading

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Hardly A Surprise, Was It?

I have no idea why anyone was surprised that the current President of the US lead an insurrection against our government Wednesday. He has been calling for the insurrection for weeks. His calls for violence against the system have been … Continue reading

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Matt Tapscott Iowa Senate District 28

Last spring a most interesting move took place. Incumbent Iowa state senator Michael Breitbach announced his retirement. District 28 is in Iowa’s very northeast corner, bordering both Minnesota and Wisconsin. While many might think the district is rural and therefore … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs Rhonda Martin For State Senate

District 20 Candidate Faces Brad Zaun Donate here   One of the most extreme right members of the Iowa legislature is State Senator Brad Zaun of Iowa’s 20th senatorial district in the northwest portion of Polk County.  Zaun has been … Continue reading

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Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan turned a debate with that question. Since then that has been a question that many of us ask ourselves as we evaluate the candidates in our own minds. As the election nears we can use this … Continue reading

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Senior Iowans: You Are Targeted

If you are over 50 you better understand that is just a slice of what Republicans have in store for older Iowans and Americans if they win. With Trump as president and with Republicans running even one house of congress … Continue reading

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LTTE On Miller-Meeks

From our friend Don Paulson down in Muscatine county: Does Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks think we are stupid? Miller-Meeks is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress and her opponent is Rita Hart.  Rita is a farmer, taught school for … Continue reading

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