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My income changed in the last month, so, I am changing the plan I am getting through the WA state marketplace. I am close to picking a plan, but I am not sure if I should get a plan with a health ...
by AntonBursch
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 08:15 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Good morning Kossacks and welcome to Morning Open Thread. We're here every morning at 6:30 a.m Eastern time. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - permanent or just once in awhile. With the ...
by Fiddlegirl
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 22, 2012 at 03:30 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
For years, conservatives have warned that rapidly rising health care costs require the United States to repeal the Affordable Care Act, gut Medicaid and privatize Medicare. Now, the American ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM PST with 58 Recommends
This diary is an expansion of some comments I've made on the Ryan plan to kill Medicare and Medicaid, and why I think it's really important that we not fall into the trap of merely defending the ...
by johnva
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 09:48 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
It really didn't take much time for me to come up with what I see as a compromise solution to the healthcare crisis that doesn't involve a lot of complex new arrangements, seems to satisfy some of ...
by trevzb
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 10:05 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Representative Louis Gohmert actually wants to create a panel of political appointees that will decide what treatments you can use your Health Savings Account funds for as part of his "Patient-...
by Tomtech
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 05:37 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Okay, it looks like the public option folks have their work cut out for them, explanation wise. It just doesn't make sense to me. I've been reading these plans and I see a LOT of gotchas, compared ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 09:29 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Back in 1993, Bill Kristol mobilized Republicans to block the Clinton health care plan with an infamous two- word talking point, "...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri May 08, 2009 at 10:23 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
I read with great sympathy danceattakjg's recommended diary about his wife's situation--
by RiotLibrarian
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2009 at 07:07 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
The poet Juvenal wrote, “We Romans have forgotten our civic duties; the People who once approved everything, military command, high civic offices, legions, now hold back and anxiously hope for ...
by maracucho
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 31, 2008 at 03:54 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
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by greenchiledem
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 07, 2008 at 08:28 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
"Everything's fine," McCain told reporters during a news conference. "Like most Americans, I go see my doctor fairly frequently." http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0308/...
by nyceve
Comment Count 247 comments on Fri Apr 18, 2008 at 03:51 PM PDT with 560 Recommends
How To Reduce Health Care Spending With Or Without Help From The Government Reform is coming to the health insurance industry. If we’re not careful, the reforms ...
by Winston Apple
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 02:00 PM PST with 3 Recommends
(cross-posted at Cure This , an online health justice space) Ah yes,
by anju
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 10:05 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Perhaps the greatest conceit of health care reform debates is the notion that free-market competition among private insurance companies will lower health costs. Instead of a free market, the ...
by Michele Swenson
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2007 at 08:22 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
ABC's 20/20 co-host John Stossel, a former consumer advocate who turned into a cranky libertarian - much like Dennis Miller, presented only one side of the story about America's healthcare system ...
by cadfile
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Sep 16, 2007 at 05:31 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
From the moment he entered the White House, President Bush proclaimed the "doctor-patient relationship" the centerpiece of his policies when it comes to Americans' health care. Just not, as it ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 04:36 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
We've all read or heard horror stories of folks with terrible diseases and no insurance. And we all know the plight of the working poor - those who slave in dead-end jobs with no health benefits. ...
by Chico David RN
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 04:42 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Conservatives' favorite health-care solution--high-deductible insurance plans supplemented by health savings accounts--is ...
by folkbum
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 08:46 PM PST with 17 Recommends
A new survey finds the Bush-backed consumer-directed health plan scheme can, indeed, cut spending on health care. And scare half the enrollees into wanting to bail out.
by Ira R Allen
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Nov 30, 2006 at 02:28 PM PST with 8 Recommends