Call me naïve, but I fully expected that after seven years of threatening to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republicans would have a plan all polished, fully supported, and ready to launch as soon as a Republican became president. Seven years of talk without ever offering an alternative. Well, now the ball’s in their court. I … Continue reading GOP healthcare … all hat, no cattle?
Mother Jones today reported that Hobby Lobby, that bastion of corporate Christianity, is up to its eyeballs in … uh … hypocrisy. Hobby Lobby’s owners, the Green family, last week presented to the Supreme Court its argument that the company should not have to pay for employee health insurance that includes contraceptives, which it considers to … Continue reading Hobby Lobby awash in hypocrisy
It’s old news now, but this interesting chart from the Oct. 24 Washington Post details in simple, non-technical terms why the Heathcare.gov website failed. The text, a sidebar to the main story, Full testing of HealthCare.gov began too late, contractors say, clearly explains why the website failed and how complicated its repair is likely to be. Most interesting and … Continue reading Too many hats, not enough rabbits: Why healthcare.gov failed
Looks like Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is the latest in a growing list of Democrats racing to put some distance between themselves and the Obamacare insurance cancellation debacle. He’s proposing a bill — the Continuous Coverage Act — to allow Americans in the individual insurance market to keep their coverage for two years. Former Pres. … Continue reading Who knew Obamacare would be so entertaining
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGAdrQ2RpdM&rel=0] I like President Obama. I voted for him twice. And despite how bad things look with the Affordable Care Act, I still believe he’s better than McCain-Palin would have been. But right now he’s got a helluva lot of ’splainin’ to do. When he kept insisting “if you like your insurance, you can keep … Continue reading Obama’s got some ’splainin’ to do
The Washington Post today gives President Obama four Pinocchios for his oft repeated promise, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” That’s the highest number of Pinocchios on WaPo’s Fact Checker rating scale. Too bad it doesn’t go to five, because that’s what the promise deserves. … Continue reading Pinocchio in the White House