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Can we fight back?
A Republican group has started a website "I can't enroll" ( ) and is collecting names of people who are having problems with enrolling in the ACA. I have a simple question for ...
Obamagrandma 10/24/2013 4 1 - -
Now, should football be banned?
October 8, 2013: Watching Frontline PBS tonight "League of Denial" about the impact of concussion in football players, I decided to repost this update on a diary I wrote in 2009. I fear the problem ...
Obamagrandma 10/08/2013 63 4 - -
Update on football and brain injury
October 8, 2013: Watching Frontline PBS tonight "League of Denial", I decided to repost this repost of a diary I wrote in 2009. I fear the problem is the same and the solutions may not be what we ...
Obamagrandma 05/02/2012 6 5 1 72
Beware the Republican Talking Points on Health Reform!
Last week in the Coons-O'Donnell debate in Delaware, we heard the Republican candidate, Christine O'Donnell, lay out her answer to health reform -- or "Obamacare" as she and the Republicans so ...
Obamagrandma 10/16/2010 49 32 1 222
What the press doesn't tell us about health reform
Betsy Burton owns a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City called The King's English Bookshop . Her business will ...
Obamagrandma 10/11/2010 22 28 - 79
In defense of Don Berwick
President Obama's nominee to head up the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a Harvard physician named Dr. Donald Berwick. ...
Obamagrandma 06/04/2010 10 26 - 199
Obama (sort of) comes out swinging on health reform
In his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, President Obama strongly ...
Obamagrandma 01/27/2010 21 3 1 7
Public Option Redux
In the last few days, there has been strong rumors of yet another attempt to frame ...
Obamagrandma 12/08/2009 9 1 - 33
The New Scarlet Letter - A is for Abortion
Many bloggers ...
Obamagrandma 11/10/2009 23 11 - 76
Betsy McCaughey is Wrong about Health Reform -- Again!
Saturday in the Wall Street Journal , Betsy McCaughey, well known for ...
Obamagrandma 11/07/2009 17 8 - 206
The Surgeon General is confirmed!!
Obamagrandma 10/29/2009 26 31 - 88
Still No Surgeon General
We don't have a Surgeon General, but we have a potential flu pandemic facing us. The President ...
Obamagrandma 10/27/2009 12 32 1 99
Should we ban football?
A neuropathologist named Dr. Ann McKee has done research on the brains of ex-...
Obamagrandma 10/20/2009 264 6 - 136
Bill Maher is wrong about swine flu
Friday night on Real Time with Bill Maher , Maher interviewed Dr. Bill Frist, a former U.S. Senator and physician about the necessity of swine flu vaccinations. Maher said he didn't ...
Obamagrandma 10/10/2009 60 17 - 67
What do you want Obama to say Wednesday night?
President Obama will address a joint session of Congress next Wednesday night (September 9th) and make his case for health reform. What do you want him to say? (This post cross ...
Obamagrandma 09/04/2009 65 12 - 18
Town Halls: My mind is made up - don't confuse me with the facts!
I attended a health care reform town hall in my district last night. There were at least 800 people there in a rural area of California. Nine out of ten of the questions asked were straight out of ...
Obamagrandma 08/14/2009 14 4 - 77
Crazy attacks on health reform begin
I posted this late Saturday night but was asked by commenters to re-post today, since who reads stuff at midnight! Thanks to some helpful comments, I also reformatted this to remove the CAPS ...
Obamagrandma 08/02/2009 168 318 50 142
The August Attack on Health Reform begins...
UPDATE: For an updated version, see "Crazy Attacks on Health Reform Begin" posted tonight (Sunday pacific/Monday eastern). It has much easier to read formatting (I took out all the caps) and ...
Obamagrandma 08/01/2009 38 34 3 258
Stimulus is federal takeover of health care
The Wall Street Journal editorializes, "In sum, what we are really getting in this stimulus bill are several more steps in the gradual government takeover of the health care market" (...
Obamagrandma 01/29/2009 8 9 - 5
Monday January 19th - Barack it Forward
On Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 19th, President-elect Obama has encouraged all Americans to participate in some type of service in their community. To facilitate that, the Inaugural ...
Obamagrandma 01/10/2009 9 8 - 5
Hey bloggers - are you a "kid in pajamas?" Palin thinks so
I am really offended. In her interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Palin called bloggers "kids in pajamas who sit in the basement of their parents' home" writing mean things about her. Well,
Obamagrandma 11/10/2008 147 27 1 37
What happens now?
My question for Obama and for the millions of volunteers who worked so hard to elect him is, "What now?" What will happen to the incredible energy and enthusiasm? The almost obsessive activity that ...
Obamagrandma 11/05/2008 2 3 - 9
If Obama don't beat, you can call me Pete
When my husband was in elementary school a long time ago, he told his little friends, "If Dewey don't beat (Truman), you can call me Pete." They called him Pete for year. He became a Democrat! ...
Obamagrandma 11/01/2008 4 1 - -
I was just robocalled by Anthem Blue Cross!
I guess automated messages are here to stay. Just as I was listening to the Obama campaign say that he would be leaving the campaign trail to be by the side of his very ill grandmother, and just as ...
Obamagrandma 10/20/2008 14 1 - 76
A Nation of Ghosts
This diary was provided to me by a physician who is deeply concerned about the mental health of our returning vets. I am quoting from her letter with her permission. I know she would love your ...
Obamagrandma 10/16/2008 11 7 1 11
Old guys for Obama
Tonight we had dinner with an 82 year old Obama supporter and my 93 year old mother (who is a Republican). I have written about Herb before, because he lives in this assisted living facility, was a ...
Obamagrandma 10/10/2008 5 7 1 3
4 in 10 see no difference between health reform plans
In a new poll released by Harris Interactive and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, four in ten registered voters said they didn't think that one health reform plan would be better ...
Obamagrandma 10/09/2008 24 2 - -
Biden chokes up on son going to Iraq
When Joe Biden mentioned his son going to Iraq tonight, and paused every so slightly, I -- as a mother of a son who has been in Iraq-- was in tears. Sorry, but you have to have a direct ...
Obamagrandma 10/02/2008 13 3 - -
Bott boi for Biden
Don't know what Bott Boi is? It's Pennsylvania Dutch for "pot pie". As you prepare for the Thursday Vice Presidential debate, think about cooking something from Biden's "birth" state - Pennsylvania -
Obamagrandma 09/27/2008 11 2 - 14
A Spoonful of Optimism
Let's have a spoonful, a BIG spoonful of optimism, about the outcome of this election! Time to buzz up the campaign everywhere. We had dinner last night with friends, all Democrats, and the amount ...
Obamagrandma 09/21/2008 6 2 - 10
Food for Debate Watch parties
My husband and I are doing all we can to help Obama get elected. I do blogging and he does FOOD!!( UPDATE- see more ideas below the fold ) He makes lunches for the phone bankers, ...
Obamagrandma 09/18/2008 17 12 1 12
20 million could LOSE health insurance under McCain plan
And you thought things could not get worse! In a Web Exclusive released just today, September 16, 2008, in Health Affairs , health researchers estimate that ...
Obamagrandma 09/15/2008 24 21 2 14
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