Category Archives: Health Care & Medicare

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

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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

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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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Health Care, Health Care, Health Care!

We spent most of the holiday in the emergency room with an elderly relative. For those who have been in a similar situation you know that you will have a lot of time on your hands while waiting for test … Continue reading

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Unbelievable: Trump DOJ Refuses To Defend ACA In Court

Pre-existing Conditions Protection Will Be Taken From 130 million Americans. Do you feel like you are at war? The current government is doing all it can to make your life painful all in the service of giving tax breaks to … Continue reading

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Iowa’s New Health Non-Insurance Passes

I will not pretend to be an expert on the new health insurance (non-insurance?) legislation passed this week by the Iowa legislature. Reading I have done on it seems to indicate that the legislature has just re-invented the crap policies … Continue reading

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We Need One Health Care System In The US!

  'I want to help the American people see just how broken this system is.' — This man with ALS was denied life-saving treatment. So he confronted his health insurance company to find out why pic.twitter.com/YETZ5PARsW — NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 8, … Continue reading

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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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