Category Archives: Healthcare

Pelosi Feels the Heat from Progressives for Failing to Insist on the Public Option

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who failed to demand a public option be included as part of any comprehensive healthcare reform bill, is under attack from progressive groups and organizations. They are mounting an aggressive campaign to … Continue reading

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Has Obama Found His Inner LBJ?

Monday, March 15, 2010 Has President Obama at long last found his inner LBJ? The New York Times reports: “The White House has signaled to lawmakers that assistance for midterm elections — for example, presidential visits and fund-raisers, will be … Continue reading

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Pelosi Concedes Healthcare: “I don’t see the votes for it at this time”

Thursday, January 21, 2010 This is depressing. President Obama squandered all of 2009 trying to pass healthcare reform, only to have Speaker Nancy Pelosi today concede: “I don’t see the votes for it at this time.” Pelosi said the Senate … Continue reading

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Howard Dean: “Bush would have had healthcare a long time ago”

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 On the one year anniversary of President Obama’s inaugural, former DNC Chairman, Howard Dean, had some terse words for the president about the failure to pass his signature issue: healthcare reform. In sharply worded comments Tuesday … Continue reading

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From the Left New Year Edition

Friday, January 1, 2010 Happy New Year to everyone! 2009 was a year marked by renewed idealism with the election of President Obama, tempered by the realities a stubborn recession, record unemployment, and a huge setback on gay marriage in … Continue reading

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Lieberman Less Popular than Swine Flu

Thursday, December 24, 2009 Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman’s shenanigans threatening to filibuster the healthcare reform bill has brought unintended results for the 4-term lawmaker. According to a new CNN/Opinion Research poll, Lieberman’s favorable ratings with Americans has dropped almost 10-points … Continue reading

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How Health Lobbyists Influenced Reform Bill

Sunday, December 20, 2009 Please read the Chicago Tribune’s excellent piece on the influence the health lobbyists played on the final reform bill approved by both the House and the Senate. For example: David Nexon had a big problem. An … Continue reading

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