fix articles 16170, medicare part
Drug Industry Bandits (tags)
Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)
Eurozone Doomsayer Got it Right (tags)
Proposed Budget defunds HIV Meds for Inmates (and more) (tags)
On May 14, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger released his 2010/2011 budget revision, commonly referred to as the “May Revise”. The May Revise is an updated budget proposal based on California’s most recent revenue estimates and policy proposals. The 2010/2011 budget revision attempts to address California’s ongoing economic difficulties, including a projected budget gap of $19.9 billion. The Governor is seeking to fill the gap through a combination of expenditure cuts ($12.4 billion), federal funds ($3.4 billion), alter‐native funding ($1.3 billion) and fund shifts and loans ($2.1 billion).
Dump the Health Insurance Bill (tags)
With the death of the “public option,” the Medicare buy-in and everything else in the proposed health insurance “reform” bill that might actually serve the public good, the bill is now nothing more than a giant, $1 trillion-plus corporate welfare program for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Its meager promises of reform in the way the health insurance industry does business — no total caps on coverage or exclusion of “pre-existing conditions” — are likely to be flouted in practice. The progressive community made a serious mistake by not staging their own protests and disrupting Congressional town-hall meetings to demand single-payer and other progressive reforms — and as a result it will be the Republican Party and the Right in general which will reap the benefit of the putrid piece of corporate welfare the Democrats are trying to palm off on the American people as “health reform.”
Universal Single-Payer Healthcare Coverage: An Economic Stimulus Plan (tags)
Imagine - doing the right thing is economically beneficial.
Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)
Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.
The Obstacles to Real Health Reform - Private Insurers and Big PhRMA (tags)
Predatory providers are the real problem
It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead (tags)
The “transparent government” that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of “the deal” that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.
Obama has lost "single payer" (tags)
He should go back to teaching.
No Country for Old Men (tags)
The particular problems of the old in the US version of unregulated capitalism
Paul Krugman on Medicare D (tags)
The Bush administration turns out to be the reverse Midas, everything it gets its hands on from reconstruction of New Orleans to drug reform turns to crud.
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)
US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption
Boycott Eckerd Pharmacies and CVS Pharmacies (tags)
"I have defined the Pharmacy boycott to repeal HR 1 S 1" (tags)
Boycott Eckerd Drugs and CVS Pharmacies