Category Archives: Medicare

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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Don’t Forget: SS And Medicare Are Republicans Next Targets

One Of Many Big Issues In This Year’s Election. Topher Spiro   Topher Spiro Retweeted John Harwood After cutting taxes, they want to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Make no mistake: this is on the ballot … Continue reading

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Astonishing Number: US Spends $250 Million Per Day On War

That astonishing number is according to International Business Times, what the GWOT – Great War on Terror – has cost the US – some $1.46 Trillion total – since the day planes were flown into the World Trade Center and … 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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About Those Tax Cuts And An Appeal From Rob Hogg

Here and below we have a couple of short ( 3 minute and 4 minute) videos with Robert Reich explaining just how the proposed tax cuts will only do just what we would expect Republican tax proposals to do – … 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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Ernst And Grassley Vote To Cut Medicare And Medicaid

As part of the budget bill passed late Thursday night by the senate Medicare will be cut by a massive $500 billion over the next ten years and Medicaid will be cut by an even more massive $1 Trillion over … 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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Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … Continue reading

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