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New York's State Assembly just passed a single-payer bill
Some outstanding news from Albany. Assembly passes #universalhealthcare #singlepayer #NYHealth bill!
james321 05/27/2015 28 33 - -
Barcelona just elected an Occupy protestor as mayor
Barcelona is one of the world's truly great cities: it has stunning architecture, efficient public transit, and gorgeous beaches. Add a truly progressive mayor to the list . One of the most-...
james321 05/26/2015 28 90 1 -
Sadistic Anthem Blue Cross refuses to allow California hepatitis C patient to be cured of disease
Imagine being struck with a truly horrible disease -- perhaps hepatitis C -- and there is a cure available. A really good cure. What some might describe as a "miracle" of modern medicine. But, wait ...
james321 05/19/2015 123 63 1 -
"No, we can't" is the real America.
On November 4, 2008, President Barack Obama proclaimed the following in his election night victory speech : "This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our ...
james321 05/18/2015 145 215 7 -
U.S. is 33rd best place to be a mother in the world. Yes, 33rd. Behind Portugal, Belarus, Croatia.
The United States is the 33rd best place in the world to be a mother , according to the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. And, adding insult to injury, 33rd is ...
james321 05/05/2015 86 139 4 -
UnitedHealthcare @myUHC CEO Stephen Hemsley took home $66 million in 2014, $102 million in 2010
He "earns" compensation that would make a Russian oligarch jealous. UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley took home over $66 million in 2014 . CEO Pay Watch UnitedHealth Group Inc. Stephen ...
james321 04/09/2015 12 18 1 -
This first-person account of the UK's NHS must be read in full.
Damn, the "Rolls Royce isn't moving fast enough." This is how Jim Edwards, an American-British dual citizen, characterizes actually having to wait to be seen by a highly-trained medical ...
james321 01/31/2015 107 250 4 -
2015 America: Woman chooses wheelchair over medicine she can't afford. Read this article.
Probably known more for its presence in the lobby of the Econolodge or Holiday Inn than exhaustive, in-depth reporting, USA Today has hit it out of the park with its recent article on the crushing ...
james321 01/02/2015 269 231 4 -
For-Profit Insurer Aetna Sued for Discriminating Against California HIV Patients
Aetna is being sued by Consumer Watchdog , a California advocacy group, for discriminating -- likely in pursuit of lower costs and more profits for Wall Street shareholders -- against HIV patients. ...
james321 12/23/2014 2 6 - -
Infrastructure advances in the rest-of-the-world will blow your mind.
While we're "debating" torture, access to basic health care and the veracity of climate change, the rest-of-the-world is simply advancing transformational infrastructure like you would not believe.
james321 12/21/2014 386 556 15 -
Inadequate Obamacare plans continue to force patients to delay care; endure crippling debt
I'm just going to be blunt: if the US were to impose Obamacare -- as a universal health care solution -- on any other rich country, the citizens would surely revolt: cars would be burned, Parisian ...
james321 10/19/2014 231 95 2 -
“They pull thousands of teeth here. At the end, they’ll have buckets of teeth...”
Welcome to health care for the rural poor in Virginia , the state just to the south of the capital of the Greatest Nation on God's Green Earth. It looks like this: “I just had an 18-year-old ...
james321 07/19/2014 130 289 - -
.@Cigna health insurance denying Georgia child the ability to hear
The same transnational, big-profit health insurance corporation that killed Nataline Sarkisyan is at it again: this time denying a young Georgia girl, Nicole, the ability to hear . Yes, yes, yes: ...
james321 07/03/2014 7 11 1 -
Every. single. thing. is a nightmare in the American health care non-system. Look at this!
My sister will be having a baby soon. As a result, I need to get a common shot (tetanus) if I am going to be able to visit her after the birth. Simple, right? I don't have cancer, thank God. I don't ...
james321 06/06/2014 191 134 2 -
Study: U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
The United States of America is, once again, proving itself to be a truly exceptional rich country. The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy ...
james321 05/02/2014 5 12 - -
This video from the NRA's convention will terrify you.
Remember when Barack Obama said this ? "You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced ...
james321 04/27/2014 124 117 2 -
Aetna repeatedly denies $165k hospital bill of man almost burned to death trying to save girl's life
The next time you think about saving a young woman from a burning car, think twice: your big-profit health insurance carrier might deny your claim and leave you with hundreds of thousands of dollars ...
james321 04/25/2014 142 211 1 -
Plastic single-use grocery bags as a metaphor for the American oligarchy
One of the consequences of the transformation of our nation from a democracy to an oligarchy is that common sense solutions to our biggest problems are no longer possible if they stand to reduce the ...
james321 04/19/2014 60 26 - -
Starbucks moving instant coffee factory to rogue state with gross human rights violations
Those who enjoy Starbucks' VIA line of instant coffee products might want to think twice next time they are keen for a caffeine fix. The international coffee giant is moving its VIA factory from a ...
james321 04/11/2014 40 12 - -
Obama administration caves to health insurers; restores (extra) profits for Medicare Advantage plans
Whether you love Obamacare or hate Obamacare -- I, for one, would prefer single-payer, but recognize the value of incremental progress -- this move by the Obama administration should enrage anyone ...
james321 04/07/2014 19 16 1 -
The Onion hits the nail on the head about American health care.
The Onion has done a lot of great 'reporting' (see here , for example) on America's insane health care non-system, but its most ...
james321 02/17/2014 7 17 - -
Louisiana's Biggest Insurer (@BCBSLA) Canceling Plans for HIV/AIDS Patients; Health Advocates Upset
Louisiana's largest insurer is engaging in behavior that public health advocates say is designed to protect the insurer's pocketbook against the high cost of providing treatment for HIV/AIDS patients.
james321 02/09/2014 11 32 - -
Need a transplant in Washington state? Wait 90 days, say insurers
There's nothing more scary -- and more expensive -- than needing an organ transplant. Not to worry, though, because Washington state insurers are on it ! They're telling people dying of organ ...
james321 01/26/2014 15 24 - -
Blue Cross Blue Shield Warning That GOP Plan Will Lead To Single-Payer
Can I get a hearty LOL from y'all? Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s CEO Scott Serota is warning Republicans that their plan to repeal Obamacare's 'risk corridors' policy -- a program that ...
james321 01/10/2014 25 31 - -
In Texas, Those In Medicaid Gap Are Left To Die...
The Atlantic published Wednesday a heartbreaking story documenting the victims of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's cruel refusal to expand Medicaid in his state: When Claudia, a mother of seven who lives ...
james321 01/08/2014 16 30 1 -
'We could have eliminated the income tax in 2010 had we adopted the Canadian...health care system'.
This article from Newsweek is worth sharing far and wide: Has it ever occurred to you to negotiate with the pilot of the plane you just boarded about her pay? Assuming the pilot was willing to ...
james321 01/03/2014 13 14 - -
Universal Free Childcare Proposed...in the United Kingdom
This , my friends, is the kind of social policy that a country gets when it has an actual center-left party: Labour is to pursue the policy of universal childcare for all pre-school children in the ...
james321 12/29/2013 10 11 - -
Cruelty: Insurers Block Hospital and Charity Efforts to Pay Premiums in Bid to Protect Profits
It's no secret that the subsidies for low-income individuals purchasing Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage in the marketplaces are too low. Well, charities -- and hospitals (fearing cuts in ...
james321 12/17/2013 17 26 1 -
NYC: Concierge doctors abandon sick masses, promise 'life extension' for billionaires
Wall Street-types in Manhattan now think that doctors who accept private insurance are inadequate for their gilded bodies. Welcome to the world of concierge medicine on steroids : The health care ...
james321 12/08/2013 161 114 1 -
New 'Creepy Uncle Sam' Advert Says Health Care 'Not A Game', But Aetna CFO Says Let's 'Play'
Unlike in the rest of the rich world (and much of the emerging world, including Brazil, Costa Rica and South Africa), health care in the United States is not primarily treated as a social good, but ...
james321 12/06/2013 3 8 - -
Why Can't America Have Nice Things, Too?
I will admit to being a bit of a train buff, not so much that I will spend hours standing on a cold platform taking pictures, but to the point that I enjoy a nice train ride and will go out of my ...
james321 12/02/2013 136 120 2 -
John Boehner will see his insurance premiums rise...yes, that means Obamacare is working!
Praising the NHS while speaking in Britain, Don Berwick argued several years ago that excellent health care is by definition redistribution. And he was exactly right -- setting aside the fact that ...
james321 11/25/2013 13 11 - -
Mass. Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Donald Berwick Endorses Single-Payer
Dr. Donald Berwick -- Harvard-educated pediatrician, former Center for Medicare and Medicaid administrator, and now Democratic candidate for governor in Massachusetts -- has come out in favor of ...
james321 11/21/2013 6 11 - -
@Humana CEO @BruceDBroussard - Will you apologize? @myUHC - Will you apologize? Insurance horror...
Chuck Todd was sure proud of the fact that he got President Obama to apologize for some financially-secure folks losing their junk insurance policies last week -- in fact, he was so confident in his ...
james321 11/11/2013 9 19 1 -
Ridiculous Florida TV Station Claims Credit Scores Affect ACA Premium Prices
Well, this is just ridiculous: Many people signing up for health care in Florida through the Affordable Care Act have been shocked when they have to give proof of their credit score before they ...
james321 10/08/2013 23 28 - -
@GOP Shutdown Keeps Pediatric Cancer Patients From NIH Trials
The smiling Tea Party members in DC are, like their for-profit insurance industry friends, the real death panel. A horrible shutdown anecdote that The Atlantic pulls from The Wall Street Journal: ...
james321 10/01/2013 8 10 - -
Breitbart Writer Comes Out In Support Of #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll
ObamaCare is a great start, but we all know that it is woefully insufficient: astronomical cost-sharing (by rest-of-world standards), limited choice of doctors and hospitals, and continued ...
james321 09/27/2013 37 55 1 -
This is the most cogent argument for single-payer health care I've ever read.
Health care policy inspires a lot of passion and emotion -- particularly in the United States. Well, sometimes you come across an article that spares the hyperbole and is just spot on : The idea ...
james321 09/11/2013 16 15 - -
Outstanding EU Video Highlights Consequences Of Tax Evasion
From Mitt Romney sending his money on holiday to the Caribbean to other American one-percenters sending their money on ski trips in Switzerland, our US government -- and, correspondingly, pool of ...
james321 09/03/2013 6 2 - -
'Breaking Bad' Displays Brutality of American Private Health Insurance Non-System
Why does someone get into the business of drugs? Well, sure, in some cases it's because a person might be feeling greedy. But, in many cases, it's because an individual is excluded from the dominant ...
james321 08/26/2013 31 15 - -
Obama Administration Delays Out-Of-Pocket Caps To Grant Insurance Companies Transition 'Relief'
Once again, our politicians are putting the interests of health insurance corporations -- and their mega-rich CEOs -- ahead of the American people. The New York Times reported yesterday that the ...
james321 08/13/2013 308 153 1 -
In America, $0.26 is worth more than a dying man's life.
In the United States of America, $0.26 -- just a penny and a quarter -- is worth more than your life. Or, at least that was the case for Sergio Branco : The letter listed premium amounts for ...
james321 08/12/2013 97 237 3 -
Walmart's 'Worst Nightmare' Competition Has Cashiers And Produce Clerks With $1 Million Pensions
WinCo -- a low-cost grocery store chain from Idaho -- is being described as Walmart's 'worst nightmare' in a recent Time Article : Retail analysts say that the world’s biggest retailer has reason ...
james321 08/09/2013 393 507 7 -
Montana Experiment Brings NHS-Style Health Care to USA; Saves State Millions, Patients Delighted
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has pledged his support for single-payer health care in the past, but his recent efforts to bring zero-cost sharing primary and preventive care to Montana ...
james321 07/31/2013 141 540 20 -
Cory Booker, watch this and see what real political courage and leadership looks like...
New Jersey Rep. Rush Holt is challenging Newark Mayor Cory Booker for New Jersey's Senate seat. If you care more about good policy than jokes on Twitter, have a look: You want style? Support Cory.
james321 07/24/2013 20 22 - -
Single-payer would save the next Detroit
Detroit has gone bankrupt. Untold misery will be inflicted by bankers and creditors upon the residents, civil servants and small businesses of this incredible city. It didn't have to be this way, ...
james321 07/19/2013 3 3 - -
We are George: private security, neoliberalism and murdering our children
There are many consequences of America's neoliberal -- private, market-oriented -- approach to social and economic policy. Our sick hold bake sales to pay for their cancer drugs. Our urban school ...
james321 07/18/2013 3 1 - -
Condescending McDonald's 'budgeting' website pretends they pay living wage, heat and food are free
The folks at McDonald's seem to be taking a page from Charles Koch in attempting to convince the poor they really do have it made in the shade. Check out this so-sad-it's-funny-you-need-to-cry video ...
james321 07/12/2013 32 37 - -
Wow! Just watch this video -- WOW!
Charles Koch is at it again and just released an appallingly cynical television advert telling the poor in America that they're, well, basically the luckiest people on Earth: Koch has no shame. ...
james321 07/11/2013 39 17 - -
Tragic...
No words : The seven-year-old boy shot in head by a stray bullet Thursday night has died, Chesterfield Police said. Police said Brendon Mackey, 7, was walking with his father in the parking lot of ...
james321 07/05/2013 16 22 - -
Howard Dean: Mandate Delay Begins Shift To Government-Financed Health Care System
Yes, before anyone complains, I do think that CNBC is basically putting words in Howard's mouth by suggesting that this delay will signal a shift to a single-payer system. Having said that, this ...
james321 07/03/2013 24 30 - -
'We must hate our children'
Conservatives have succeeded in pushing America towards, perhaps, the world's most regressively-financed system of higher education. Or, as Salon's Joan Walsh puts it: We must hate our children . ...
james321 07/01/2013 5 21 - -
California Man Faces 13 Years In Prison For Offending Bank of America With Kiddie Chalk
UPDATE ( ACTION NEEDED ): The Daily Kos Community has launched a petition in support of Jeff Olson...and the First Amendment. Tell the San Diego City Attorney to drop the case by signing our ...
james321 06/27/2013 528 348 3 -
Swiss Voters Want To Ditch Their 'ObamaCare'; Replace With Single-Payer
Yes, ObamaCare is better than nothing -- and, for the United States, a huge improvement. Still, it's silly policy that puts preserving private insurance company profits ahead of what's best for ...
james321 06/24/2013 15 19 - -
From South America to North America: A Lesson From Brazil
Matt Drudge has been gleefully editorializing about the Brazil protests by suggesting -- through deceptive labeling of article links -- that they are against 'big government'. He could not be more ...
james321 06/21/2013 41 41 - -
Ohio Governor: Pass Medicaid Expansion Or Go To Hell!
This is pretty rich: Tea Party-fave (well, now, former fave) Ohio Governor John Kasich is resorting to threatening his GOP colleagues -- who don't think the poor deserve to see doctors -- with the ...
james321 06/19/2013 11 36 1 -
Wonky: Why Liberals Get So Mad There's No Public Option In ObamaCare; Short & Sweet Explanation
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe that many mainstream Democrats (i.e. Robert Gibbs) fail to understand why the ' professional left ' remains so angry -- to its very core -- that a public ...
james321 06/17/2013 28 21 - -
If You Care About Single-Payer, You'll Care About Massachusetts' Gubernatorial Election
Could the same statehouse that brought us ObamaCare (errr...RomneyCare) be the statehouse that brings us BerwickCare (errr... Medicare for all )? Don Berwick, former pediatrician and Center for ...
james321 06/14/2013 6 11 1 -
GOP Hospital Executive Calls For Single-Payer (Medicare For All) As Solution To Health Care Crisis
Nothing makes me more angry than listening to the Very Serious People at CNN and MSNBC claim that single-payer health insurance (i.e. Medicare for all ) is some sort of left-wing policy. It's not -- ...
james321 06/10/2013 173 341 11 -
Mitt: Sandy Timing Bad; Allowed President To Be Nice To People
What a selfish asshole: "I wish the hurricane hadn't happened when it did because it gave the President a chance to be presidential, be out showing sympathy for folks. That's one of the ...
james321 06/07/2013 17 10 1 -
ObamaCare Betrayal: Big Corporations To Offer Health Insurance NOT Covering Hospital Stays, Surgery
If you work at Bill Miller Bar-B-Q in Texas, ObamaCare means that you'll get the following insurance plan. Oh, you lucky duckies! From the debacle that is putting preservation of private health ...
james321 05/21/2013 451 287 8 -
Aetna CEO @mtbert Sees Salary Triple (Well, Quadruple); Company Plans To Spit On ObamaCare Regs
The same CEO who pledged to make Americans 'suffer' during the fiscal cliff drama, lives in a mansion on a mountain with a hot tub, ...
james321 04/11/2013 6 18 2 -
@Aetna Forces Young Cancer Patients To Beg For Health Care On Twitter
UPDATE : Just since this diary was posted, it has been learned that Aetna-owned Coventry Health is denying a five-year old child the common surgery necessary to hear. Yes, if this child was in Canada,
james321 03/12/2013 10 25 - -
I feel sorry for health insurance companies. Yes, I said that. Why? This Time report must be read.
MD Anderson, Yale New Haven Hospital, you name any major, respected non-profit hospital or medical center in America and the truth is that they are ripping off the most vulnerable of Americans -- ...
james321 02/21/2013 228 317 19 -
#WarrenHill Execution Stayed; Georgia Torturing Mentally Handicapped Man; ACTION REQUIRED
First, yes, Warren Hill killed two people. I want to get that out of the way. It's horrible that it happened. Still, our Constitution bans torture and cruel treatment, both of which Mr. Hill is ...
james321 02/20/2013 8 15 - -
Dunkin' Donuts Lobbying Feds To Change Definition Of Full-Time Employment To Evade ObamaCare
Yup, again, a low-wage employer is begging for the government to remove the burden of health care from his books by implementing single-payer Medicare for all Americans. (Or, well, that is what they ...
james321 02/19/2013 18 22 1 -
All Hands On Deck: Georgia About To Commit Massive Human Rights Violation; ACTION REQUIRED
The lights are about to go out in Georgia... again : Warren Hill has an IQ of 70 and placed in the third percentile on his middle-school standardized test. Doctors have found him to be "mildly ...
james321 02/19/2013 9 23 - -
9-Year Old Boy Killed By 'Random' Shooting While Travelling in Car With Family
'I mean, a day does not go by without some sort of shooting involving children.' -- Fox News Woman. 'So random...' -- Fox News Man. Yes, this occurred just a couple seconds ago, and it made me ...
james321 02/13/2013 21 32 - -
Navy Seal -- And His Family -- Who Shot Bin Laden Is Medically Uninsured
There are some anecdotes, such as when people need to go to jail to get health care , that just make you realize how insane it is that there is no real universal health care in America. This is ...
james321 02/11/2013 44 22 1 -
FCC Proposes Groundbreaking Free Public Wi-Fi Throughout United States; Mobile Companies Protest
Imagine telling AT&T you're done with dropped calls, or telling T-Mobile you're done with slow data. Yes, elections matter, and the FCC is proposing something spectacular for Americans...assuming ...
james321 02/04/2013 440 651 24 -
Case Study: Guns Kill People, People Don't Kill People
If this paranoid man was not holding a gun in his hand, an innocent man who just wanted to go iceskating would be alive tonight: A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over ...
james321 01/30/2013 21 7 - -
@AHIPCoverage: Wendell Potter Shows The Emperor Has No Clothes, Private Insurers Do Nothing Of Value
Wow, just wow. This is one of Wendell Potter's best columns : Several years ago, a coworker asked our CEO during a staff meeting what kept him up at night. He responded with a single word: ...
james321 01/25/2013 11 36 1 -
Man Threatens President Obama's Life To Get Medical Care In Prison
This story is kind of ironic. In a morally sick America in which -- well, until 2014 -- health care is still a privilege for the wealthy, a man felt the need the need to threaten the life of the man ...
james321 01/22/2013 17 24 - -
@WellmarkBCBS Health Insurance Uses Dishonest Dinner Metaphor To Turn Public Against ObamaCare
Wellmark , an insurer covering Iowa and South Dakota, has created an insane new video -- based on a dinner party metaphor -- to explain how health care reform will lend more equity to insurance ...
james321 01/18/2013 4 6 - -
Wendy's Cuts Employee Hours To Evade ObamaCare; Asking To Lose Business?
It appears one Nebraska Wendy's franchisee is taking a play from the Red Lobster book and choosing to freeload off the government for employee health care (which would be totally cool if we had ...
james321 01/07/2013 180 162 4 -
NY Times: Health Insurers Raise Some Rates By Double Digits
Did you know that the so-called fiscal cliff deal eliminated any additional government money to finance co-ops as competition for big-profit insurers? Why is this problematic? Well, they were at ...
james321 01/06/2013 28 15 - -
Can We Vote Down This Vomit-Inducing AIG Advert?
Well, we can't comment on this, but AIG is spending big bucks -- that they wouldn't have without the bailout -- to pimp themselves on You Tube. Can I kindly request your support to vote this video ...
james321 01/05/2013 10 3 - -
I think I am a conservative.
I have realized that, perhaps, I really am a conservative at heart. I would support this politician. Read some inspiring words of solidarity and progress -- can you resist? This is just one of many ...
james321 01/01/2013 20 2 - -
Imagine if this outstanding message of hope and justice went viral...
Imagine, friends, if in this holiday season, this truly outstanding message of cruelty from the big-profit insurance industry and message of hope in the form of a single-payer argument went viral. ...
james321 12/24/2012 3 5 1 -
I Just Called The NRA...And Got A Smug, Disgusting Response
I have worked as an educator in both the United States and Latin America. In every single place in which I have worked, I have interacted with students who have lost family members to gun violence, ...
james321 12/14/2012 384 361 5 -
@Aetna CEO Threatens Doubling (100%) of Insurance Premiums
Well, the same big-profit insurance CEO who threatened Americans with layoffs and suffering a month ago in a temper tantrum over the so-called fiscal cliff is now threatening America's individuals ...
james321 12/13/2012 46 26 - -
Leukemia patient shoplifts to return to prison for cancer care
Yes, it's another one of those stories about some desperate soul who tries to get arrested -- in this case, again -- in order to be allowed access to health care. You know, a basic human need...and ...
james321 12/11/2012 25 49 - -
Obama Administration to Cruel GOP Governors: HELL NO.
With more GOP governors than one can count on his or her fingers planning to deny Medicaid coverage to their poorest citizens, progressives have been worried that the Obama Administration might ...
james321 12/10/2012 77 393 3 -
'If you have cancer and you don't have health insurance, that's Hurricane Sandy'.
Powerful stuff from Jon Stewart's interview with Governor 'I Heart the Boss' Christie. 'If you have cancer and you don't have health insurance, that's Hurricane Sandy'. -Jon Stewart to Chris ...
james321 12/07/2012 2 6 - -
South Dakota Gov: Able-Bodied Poor 'Not Children'; Don't Deserve Medicaid
Earmuffs please: fuck you, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. Here's why I feel this way : Daugaard objected to adding healthy, poor adults to Medicaid in an address to the state legislature ...
james321 12/05/2012 20 21 - -
Schweitzer 2016: Pro-Single Payer, Plain Talking Montana Hero
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer indicated today that he may consider a run in 2016 and I, for one, am thrilled: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer gave a shout-out to Iowa and New Hampshire in ...
james321 12/02/2012 55 32 - -
For-Profit Health Insurer HealthLink (WellPoint) Denies Man's Stage IV Cancer Surgery
Drew Lewis has Stage IV colon cancer. Unfortunately, he also has insurance from HealthLink , which was recently purchased by morally questionable insurance goliath, WellPoint. You probably know ...
james321 12/02/2012 51 64 1 -
Exceptional America, indeed.
If you lived in Monaco, Macau, Japan, Singapore, San Marino, Andorra, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Australia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Canada, Jersey, France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Iceland, ...
james321 11/30/2012 2 3 - -
American Health Insurers vs. European Single Payer In Video
It's no secret that Americans really fucking hate health insurers. I mean their entire existence is predicated on taking your money and then doing everything possible not to give it back so that it ...
james321 11/29/2012 3 5 1 -
Walmart Workers May Have Killed Man Over Two DVD Players
Walmart is the US institution that best represents the commodification and monetization -- to an extreme degree -- of US society. Just look at this: It's probably not surprising, then, that two ...
james321 11/26/2012 16 18 1 -
I am excited for ObamaCare. I believe single payer is coming soon.
Let me repeat: I am excited for ObamaCare. I believe single payer -- in the form of Medicaid or Medicare for all -- is coming soon. Why the optimism? Well, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...
james321 11/20/2012 48 55 2 -
Job-Killing Cigna Health Insurer Fires 1,300 People; 200 in CT
Big-profit insurance company Cigna is looking to do some major job killing (slaughtering?) in the near future: Cigna announced November 1st that 1,300 jobs will be cut worldwide now through June ...
james321 11/19/2012 5 7 - -
There are more signatures for Texas secession than for #singlepayer at the White House?!
Folks, it's pretty sad that there are 115,074 signatures for Texas to secede at the White House, but only 1,404 for single payer : Single-payer healthcare systems ensure coverage for 100% of ...
james321 11/19/2012 21 17 - -
White House Single Payer Petition: Let's Make It Go Viral
Can we make this go viral? It's a White House petition for single payer health care (i.e. Medicare for all ), and it's in desperate need of some tender loving care from progressives who truly care ...
james321 11/17/2012 59 32 - -
Shocking: Aetna CEO pledges to make Americans 'suffer,' 'lay them off' if fiscal cliff deal not made
This is just absolute malarkey from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini: Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini, who is among a dozen chief executives meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama later this ...
james321 11/14/2012 282 429 9 4
Jon Stewart Sympathizes With Papa 'You're Fired' John: Obama Needs To Fight For Single Payer
Glorious 'camera three' segment in which Jon sympathizes with 'job creators' opposed to the Affordable Care Act and tells them that single payer health care (also known as Medicare for all ) would ...
james321 11/14/2012 15 25 1 -
Public Option Reborn? Conservatives Raise Alarm Over Federal Government-Sponsored Plans
There was, of course, a tremendous amount of excitement in this community over the news -- more like a reminder -- that the federal government would be sponsoring two nationwide plans -- one a non-...
james321 11/13/2012 22 42 1 -
Idiots Launch Papa John's Appreciation Day Effort; Cite Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day As Motivation
Yes, idiots, because anybody cruel -- and stupid -- enough to actively support those CEOs and corporations that would seek to deny health care to employees are, well, idiots. It's Chick-fil-a Day 2....
james321 11/13/2012 34 15 - -
My Urgent Letter to John Schnatter RE: Papa John's Public Health Crisis
As many of you are probably aware, Papa John (i.e. Papa John's CEO John Schnatter) is extremely concerned about the fact that the Affordable Care Act will add $0.14 to the cost of one of his pizzas. (
james321 11/12/2012 29 26 - -
Just For Laughs: Mitt Romney Facebook Page Hemorrhaging 'Likes'
If you have a second or two, take a visit to Mitt's Facebook page and take note of the number of likes. Hit refresh, watch the number go lower. It's pretty fun. Actually, winning is fun, isn't it?
james321 11/10/2012 39 20 - -
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