Tag Archive for Health Care Reform

Brother, Can You Spare Five Dimes?

One of the best known songs of the Great “Republican” Depression “Brother Can you Spare a Dime”was written in 1931. Viewed as the anthem of the shattered dreams of the Depression era, considering our current economic recession and our shattered dreams of Change, this song seems to be strikingly relevant.

Questions for Bill Killers

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com posted these 20 questions aimed at those who advocate killing the health care bill now that Joe Lieberman has gutted the public option or anything that resembles one from it. They certainly are something to think about. 1. Over the medium term, how many other opportunities will exist to provide in…

Joe Lieberman’s Medicare (Non-)Proposal

Last September — yes, September of this year! — Joe Lieberman had a very different perspective on how Medicare might be part of the solution to get health care reform moving forward compared to his position of today. Have a look. “When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post…

Campbell’s lies about the House Health Care Reform bill

The OCRegister published Congressman John Campbell’s OP-ED full of lies about the House Health Care Reform bill today. I wonder if they will print a fact check? Odds are, they won’t bother. To start Campbell claims: This bill is 2,032 pages of a pure and unadulterated government takeover of health care. The total package would cost…

House Passes Health Care Reform Bill

After months of debate, the House of Representatives is set to vote on major health care reform legislation today. Keep updating this page for breaking news updates, read the overview AP coverage HERE, and follow live streaming video of the fierce House debate and Twitter updates HERE. 11:07 PM ET — House health care bill…

HOPE: Election Day One Year Ago

On Election Day one year ago on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. What seemed to be a long shot bid of a freshman Senator from Illinois launched in February 2007, had turned in to the reality of electing our first African-American President. Speaking on Election night before…