Category Archives: Health Care & Medicare

Odd Accident Illustrates Need For Universal Health Care

An odd accident happened in Council Bluffs last week. As Jeremy Clingenpeel and his son were practicing with their bow and arrows for the upcoming bow hunting season an unfortunate accident happened that left the father, Jeremy, with an arrow … Continue reading

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Sanders, Warren Propose SS Increase

FDR 0 The New Bill of Rights (2 minutes) Something that has been lost in the incredible assault on America and American values that has been the center of our politics for the past decade or more is the vision … Continue reading

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Issues 

As we look at the upcoming election we ate that there are vast differences between the current two major parties on issues. Actually it should be noted that there is only one party in America today that is running on … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage???

Well it is that time of year when it seems like every Tom, Dick and Harry is cramming my mailbox, my computer and my TV screen with their so-called Medicare ADVANTAGE! programs. It is that time of year when the … Continue reading

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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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