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An Addendum on Ted Kennedy

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On November 18, 2018
Greetings from Toronto Pierson (correction: Pearson) airport! I just read Erik’s take on Ted Kennedy, which is overall nicely balanced but also a bit incomplete. Erik significantly understates Kennedy’s pivotal role in expanding access to health care and protecting patients in the period before the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Kaiser […]
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United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard has a good piece on the dangers of violence on the job that health care workers face. Working in a hospital, nursing home or ambulance is dangerous—sometimes fatally so. It’s not so much that a worker might catch a communicable disease, although that happens. The real danger comes from violent […]
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Your Republican Party

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On December 3, 2017
Orrin Hatch with that iron-clad Republican logic: The lead author of the Senate Republican tax plan, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said that the federal government no longer has the money to fund the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. “The reason CHIP is having trouble [passing] is because we don’t […]
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Medicare for All

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On September 1, 2017
It’s looking pretty likely that Medicare for All is going to be on the 2020 Democratic platform. Kamala Harris is now co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ bill for such a action. This is obviously a move by someone looking to be competitive for the nomination appealing to leftist voters and move a politically popular alternative to the […]

The Horror

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On July 30, 2017

I see it’s the anniversary of the end of American freedom. And look at the horrors that followed. My disabled mother has health care. So much freedom lost when she got her motorized wheelchair.

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