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Health Care Bill – Heart Surgery Needed

Tweet Republicans in the United States Senate have been desperately trying to pass a health care bill that will blatantly throw tens of millions of people out of any kind of health care coverage at all.  The bottom line is they would like to see all of us sink or swim, according to our ability [...]

Healthcare & A Morally Bankrupt Congress

Tweet Today, with the slim passage and repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the Republican establishment in Congress have indeed shown for all to see their true nature and colors.  They, and their party, are truly a morally bankrupt lot.  They have thrown to the dogs a large portion of the American populace. [...]

Traveling to a New America – Healthcare, Scandinavia vs. U.S. Corporate Greed

Tweet Traveling to a New America Berkeley, Ca. Lila.  A therapist, working with adolescents in drug treatment. She would like to see economic and social policies like those in Scandinavian countries put in place in the United States. ___________________________________ “I think it is one of the only solutions that really will be effective in terms [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way, Talking on the Street

Tweet Raymond, age 29.  Artist. ___________________ Raymond, what’s your take on America right now? “My take is that America and the world is really going through a shift – one that’s going to unify a lot of people, but also separate a large group as well, not so much in a negative way, but in [...]

Traveling to a New America/Jack London Square

Tweet I’m standing near a statue of Jack London, in Jack London Square, Oakland, California. As a novelist (his works included such world famous novels as “The Call of the Wild”, “White Fang”, and “The Sea Wolf”), London’s life spanned the later 1800′s and the early years of the twentieth century. His works often portray [...]

Clinton & Sanders & Single Payer Health Care

Tweet As the Democratic debates drag on, with only two candidates still standing, one issue provides a stark contrast between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Healthcare. Sanders wants to embark this country on a single-payer health care system – similar to a Medicare for All system – and Clinton wants to maintain and build on [...]

The Insanity of U.S. Healthcare Coverage

Tweet Comparisons of health care systems and coverage internationally continue to show the U.S. and Americans near the bottom of the list. When compared to ten other industrialized countries – Germany, France, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, and the U.K., the United States is dead last.  The U.S. spends roughly twice [...]

Health Care: Who Are We?

Tweet The health care debate continues, roiling in deep anger even after the momentous Supreme Court decision validating Obamacare. Many millions more of our people will now be covered for basic healthcare, patients cannot be dropped because of previous problems, children can remain on their parents’ healthcare until age 26, Medicaid can be extended throughout [...]

Peter Thiel and Financing the College Dropout

Tweet Peter Thiel, a billionaire, one of the co-founders of Paypal and one of the first people to invest in Facebook, talked on television this evening,on the 60 Minutes news program, about a new endeavor of his.  He is paying a small select number of college students $100,000 to drop out of college. This is [...]

Health Care Law and Ordinary People

Tweet The raging debate over the Obama health care law that is now going before the Supreme Court is both ludicrous and a tragedy. A tragedy because it is ordinary people – the citizens of America – who will be the losers, one way or another. Yes, we need new and revamped health care legislation, [...]