Tag: Health insurance nightmares

I Weep At This Tale Of Woe

Filed in National by on November 3, 2009 3 Comments

Does anyone remember the McCain health care plan? Yeah, I didn’t either. On the campaign trail, Holtz-Eakin promoted McCain’s plan to eliminate the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance and give tax credits to individuals to buy their own coverage. Republicans love them some tax credits! Anyway, McCain’s economic advisor Douglas Holtz-Eakin is still unemployed […]

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The GOP Health Care Plan

Filed in National by on October 27, 2009 22 Comments

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has introduced a new bill to fix Medicare. He wants to privatize it: In an attempt to reclaim the right’s rich tradition of opposing Medicare, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has proposed legislation that would roll back the Medicare system and replace it with a system of vouchers that seniors could use […]

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Health Insurance’s War Against Women

Filed in National by on September 17, 2009 27 Comments

And children.  I’m really looking forward to hearing social conservatives defend this… “The point of insurance is to insure against catastrophic care costs. That’s what you’re trying to aggregate and pool for such things as heart attacks and cancer,” said an Anthem Blue Cross spokesman. “Having a child is a matter of choice. Dealing with […]

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Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Great White Dope

Filed in National by on September 2, 2009 3 Comments

Kansas Rep. Lynn “Great White Hope” Jenkins is in the news again. This time it’s for her thoughtful and compassionate response to an uninsured constituent. In this clip, taken at a July town hall meeting, Jenkins is confronted by a constituent named Elizabeth Smith — a full-time waitress with two young kids. Smith’s employer doesn’t […]

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This Is Why We Need Health Care Reform

Filed in National by on August 31, 2009 28 Comments

Daily Kos points us to this story from a blog called Thus Spake Zuska. My sister is a member of the fitness club where that shooting took place. It was just chance that she was not there, and not in that fitness class, the night the shooting took place. My gratefulness for her safety has […]

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Privatized Death Panels

Filed in National by on August 11, 2009 40 Comments

In the conservative utopian fantasy world private insurance companies are warm, loving entities that have only your best interests at heart and can make bucketfuls of profits doing it. In the real world that I inhabit, insurance companies are entities that make money by taking your payments and denying you treatment when you become too […]

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QOTD: Health Insurance Nightmares

Filed in National by on July 8, 2009 3 Comments

Read this story of lost insurance and then answer the following: What would you do? I would try moving to England.

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