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Health Care Bill – Heart Surgery Needed

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 to […]

Healthcare & A Morally Bankrupt Congress

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. For […]

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

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 of […]

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

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 a […]

Traveling to a New America/Jack London Square

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 a […]

Clinton & Sanders & Single Payer Health Care

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 Obamacare.  […]

Bernie Sanders & The Revolution

Bernie Sanders, in running for the office of President of the United States of America, talks of revolution. By revolution, he means drawing many more people into the political process, and then standing up together against the monied interests – the banks and Wall Street – that have consolidated their economic power and are consciously […]

Our Youth – Debt Up To Their Ears

I became aware today of the cases of two more young women who are mired down in the national disgrace of our educational system. Both are working.  One is holding down two jobs to pay for her expenses, which includes student debt which she incurred for her college education.  She lives in a large city, […]

The Insanity of U.S. Healthcare Coverage

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 as […]

Health Care Debacle: Crisis of Caring

The current media circus centering around Obamacare and the politicians in Washington on both sides jockeying for position and soundbites, is a national tragedy. The problem is an utter lack of compassion at the core of the leadership of this country. Yes, Obamacare, if it could be property rolled out, is a step in the […]