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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SEIU President Andy Stern to Obama: “Enough!”

Thursday, December 17, 2009 There seems to be few groups and people left that President Obama hasn’t managed to piss-off. From the LGBT community, to Congressional Democrats, and the Progressive Black Caucus, President Obama’s core group of support is shrinking … Continue reading

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Howard Dean: “Health-care bill wouldn’t bring real reform”

Thursday, December 17, 2009 Please read Howard Dean’s op-ed piece today in the Washington Post titled, “Health-care bill wouldn’t bring real reform.” It begins: If I were a senator, I would not vote for the current health-care bill. Any measure … Continue reading

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Congressional Democrats Turn Sour on President Obama

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 What do you get when you add: No Single Payer+No Public Option+No Medicare Buy-In+No Importation of Canadian Drugs? A first year president in trouble with his own party. The Huffington Post reports: Congressional Democrats are starting … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 “This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. Honestly the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill, go back to the House, start the reconciliation process, … Continue reading

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Obama Thanked Lieberman for Supporting a Bill without a Medicare Buy-in or the Public Option

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 I found this piece in Politico and threw up a little in my mouth. No wonder people increasingly view Obama is weak-as-water without a spine to call his own. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the focus of mostly … Continue reading

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Susan G. Komen Foundation Still Doesn’t Get It

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Until now, I had the utmost respect for the work the Susan G. Komen Foundation carries out in the fight against breast cancer. But it has become abundantly clear that the people who run the organization … Continue reading

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81% of Democrats Want Lieberman Punished for Healthcare Filibuster

Monday, December 14, 2009 The Huffington Post reports today that 81% of Democrats say they believe Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) should be stripped of his powerful chairmanship in the Senate if he ends up supporting a Republican filibuster of health … Continue reading

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UnitedHealth Purchases Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Retreat from the Public Option

Saturday, September 12, 2009 Kudos to David Sirota for uncovering and reporting this story about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s corruption and the legalized bribery that controls her and the positions she takes. BACKGROUND: Pelosi, for the first time yesterday suggested … Continue reading

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House Progressives Won’t Support a “Trigger” Either

Friday, September 4, 2009 While President Obama betrays the uninsured and under-insured, as well as his base by not supporting single-payer healthcare for all Americans, the infuriating news comes that the White House is now secretly negotiating with Republican Sen. … Continue reading

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Rep. Barney Frank Eviscerates Townhall Loon

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Yesterday in Dartmouth, MA, Rep. Barney Frank took to the podium and eviscerated a townhall loon who asked the Congressman why he continued to support the “Nazi policies” of healthcare reform while holding up a picture … Continue reading

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60 House Dems School Obama: No Public Option, No Healthcare Reform

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Just when you thought they had gone the way of the DoDo bird, House Dems decide to surprise everyone and jump feet first into the healthcare debate and school President Obama! Their message?  No Public Option … Continue reading

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