Tag Archives: medicare

The New Medicare For All Bill

The Thom Hartmann Program Medicare for All has been modernized to include dental and vision but the new Bill is a little different from the famous John Conyers bill introduced nearly twenty years ago. Congressman Mark Pocan explains how the … Continue reading

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Medicare For All Vs. Medicare Advantage

Thom Hartmann talks with Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, about Medicare Advantage programs.  He discusses why we need to move to Medicare for all and beef up coverage to include vision, dental and hearing instead of using … Continue reading

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Health Care Should Be A Human Right

by Ralph Scharnau The human right to health care means that everyone gets the highest standard of care for physical and mental health. Individuals should receive this care regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual identification, geographical location, urban/suburban/rural domicile, political … Continue reading

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Are Iowa Republicans Blum And King Koch Brothers Employees?

They might as well be. They are apparently working for the Kochs’ agenda, not for Iowans.  Here is a message from the Iowa Democratic Party: Rod Blum Receives Award from Koch Brothers-Backed Group Pushing to Dismantle Medicare and Social Security … Continue reading

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Stop Paul Ryan From Ending Medicare

Message from Congressman Dave Loebsack (D) This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a program that has long been a safety net for our seniors who rely on it for their basic healthcare needs. However, House Republicans, led by … Continue reading

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Democrats: Don’t Play Not To Lose!

OK all you amateur athletes, weekend warriors and those who participate with the remote and a comfy chair. You may be familiar with what I describe here. Have you ever been in a game or seen a game where one … Continue reading

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Framing the Medicaid Debate

Our family has been able to afford health insurance, and has had continuous coverage since my career in transportation began in 1984. It is a budget priority, regardless of our work situation. With the April 2013 16.3 percent increase from … Continue reading

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The Real Entitlement

Every time I hear the word “entitlement” in connection with Social Security or Medicare I want to grab the fool who is using Frank Luntz’s word by the collar and ask him (or her) just how stupid they are. Do they … Continue reading

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Use My Savings To Pay For What??

Think about this. The so called incredible debt that Republicans are so deathly scared of was run up by – Republican Policies. Remember that Reagan tripled the debt with his form of Keynesian economics – pumping money into the private sector … Continue reading

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Loebsack Talks Issues With The Des Moines Register Editorial Board

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-02) met with the Des Moines Register Editorial Board Monday.  Topics included Medicare, the farm bill, food stamps, the debt, congressional “bickering,” veterans issues, NAFTA, taxation, economic recovery, education, Afghanistan and more.   http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

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