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Category: health care reform / Obamacare

I wouldn’t feed it to my dog

They say lawmaking in Washington is like sausage making; we’re better off not seeing what goes on behind the scenes. We should just ignore the process and enjoy the end […]

Health care reform: for men only

First came the Stupak Amendment.  Now come the new mammogram recommendations. Suddenly I’m feeling like the goal here is doing away with health care for women, period. Women do cost […]

Stupak: canary in the coal mine

On the Chris Matthews Show this morning,the panelists seemed to think the Stupak Amendment is not a big deal because a relatively small number of women have abortions every year […]

Health reform: Big Pharma escaping again

I’ve written before about the evils of Big Pharma and expressed my outrage at President Obama’s behind-the-scenes deal to leave Big Pharma’s big profits out of the planning for health […]

Late amendment strips abortion coverage

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment, an eleventh-hour addition to the health care reform bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House, prevents any plans in the proposed health insurance exchange from receiving federal […]

Antitrust laws: health insurance exempt

I was surprised this week to learn that health insurance companies and medical malpractice insurance companies have a special exemption from federal antitrust laws. Say what? For at least the […]

Reconsidering health care reform

Health care reform has dominated the headlines for months and frankly, I’d pretty much burned out on listening to the furor. After all, when push comes to shove, I have […]