Fresh Dispatches From The Culture Wars
December 9th, 2013
The New York Times has published some delightful linkbait from their Snowden files about American intelligence agents searching for terror[...]
Category Archives: health care reform
With the reelection of President Obama, pizza mogul and longtime funder of right wing politics John Schnatter despairs of being able to add an elevator to his 22-car underground garage unless he cuts back on full time staff: Schnatter, a … Continue reading
John Schnatter founded Papa John’s Pizza and then went on to become a source of right wing political funding. Lately, he’s been doing his best imitation of a Randian producer by threatening to raise his prices eleven to fourteen cents … Continue reading
I love the word “obfuscation.” It’s such a brilliant description of any Republican caught in the headlights of an interview, especially about healthcare reform, and with what they’d replace the recently-proclaimed Constitutional Affordable Care Act. They were all over the … Continue reading
One of the more hilarious right wing memes out there is the idea that every progressive is a Saul Alinsky acolyte. Alinsky titled his book Rules For Radicals because all too often, radical action stirs no real change. Today’s example … Continue reading
Alabama won’t be getting a new dime of new revenue. Governor Robert Bentley has taken the no-new-taxes pledge, so instead lawmakers will fill the hole with cuts to Medicaid and S-CHIP programs. That’s right, the dermatologist-governor would rather take health … Continue reading
Going to go empty the drinks cabinet.
Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” would slash Medicare spending by voucherizing it. Greg Sargent at WaPo: The cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care programs — including repealing health care reform — are the bulk of the “savings” in … Continue reading
Alabama will dare to tread where Virginia faltered. HB418 and SB12 would require doctors to perform an invasive ultrasound if it would display the fetus more clearly — and they would have to describe the images to the woman if … Continue reading
Remember, an accident victim in the ICU should have to answer questions about their immigration status — but God forbid they should be able to purchase health or auto insurance. Via ThinkProgress.
California Blue Shield customers are getting a $283 million credit on their bills thanks to the ACA: Although Thursday’s action affects only nearly 2 million of Blue Shield’s policyholders in California, other consumers could be getting similar paybacks under President … Continue reading