Category Archives: Health Care & Medicare

Grassley Tries His Damndest To Avoid ACA Question

“You are threatening my life” says constituent Looking fully like the old fool that he is, Chuck Grassley tries to employ a dance to make it seem like he is all in favor of the ACA and covering pre-existing conditions … Continue reading

Posted in #trumpresistance, 2020 election campaign, Affordable Care Act, Blog for Iowa, Charles Grassley, Health Care & Medicare, Republican hypocrisy, Republican Policy | 1 Comment

Ernst, Grassley, and Senate Republicans Are Selling A Scam On Pre-Existing Conditions

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Des Moines, Iowa — Senate Republicans have spent ten years trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. They support President Trump’s lawsuit to … Continue reading

Posted in #trumpresistance, 2020 election campaign, Affordable Care Act, Blog for Iowa, Charles Grassley, Health Care & Medicare, Joni Ernst, Republican Policy

“Medicare For None”

Screen shot from dailykos.com:   From thehill.com “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday (4/10/2019) that “Medicare for All” will not move in the Senate as long as Republicans control the chamber.  “Not as long as I’m majority … Continue reading

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What Iowans Need To Know About Trump’s Latest Health Care Sabotage

From Matt Sinovic at Progress Iowa: This week, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020, which revives a call to repeal the Affordable Care Act and lays out massive cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Department … Continue reading

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“Medicare For All” Could Save Trillions

54 minutes – great analysis Have I ever mentioned that if you watch or listen to mainstream media you miss a lot or are easily misinformed on reality? Yep it happens quite often. That may account for much of America … Continue reading

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Older Voters Leaving The Republican Party

“Believe them when they say they are coming after Medicare and Social Security.” Several articles around the internet in the past weeks indicate that older Americans are finally starting to understand that the Republican Party is in no way acting … Continue reading

Posted in #trumpresistance, 2018 Election Campaign, Blog for Iowa, Health Care & Medicare, Medicare, Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance

The Children Are The Future

video 1.5 minutes NPR’s Weekend Edition last Saturday included a story on the seperation of a Guatemalan mother and her 3 year old son. Through an interpreter the NPR host, Scott Simon, conducted the interview. Near the end of the interview … Continue reading

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People Might Expect Education And Health Care For Their Children?

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or both: (17 minutes) Let me think. One of the purposes of rebelling against Britain was so that we could band together and decide to do things for the common good.  Giving … Continue reading

Posted in #trumpresistance, 2018 Election Campaign, Blog for Iowa, Education, Food Insecurity, Health Care & Medicare

Cindy Axne: Coming On Strong

There were some surprising fund raising numbers for Iowa’s congressional candidate released early in the week.  Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd district outraising incumbent David Young by over $100,000. Perhaps even as surprising … Continue reading

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Dismantling Healthcare In The US

As I wrote last week we have been deeply involved in the health care system as an elderly relative seems to be entering the latter stages of life.  What a goddamned mess. It is so hard to believe that Americans … Continue reading

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