We have a healthcare crisis now and the means to solve it. The ACA is fundamentally flawed and cannot be tweaked into a universal program.
Pelosi’s Leadership Kept Democrats in Line ou know the whispering about someone like Jane Kim challenging Nancy Pelosi from the left in a 2018 Democratic primary? That challenge wasn’t happening before last week; after she saved Obamacare, anybody deeming Pelosi politically vulnerable is living with alternative facts. Nancy Pelosi did as much if not more […]
Gary Bentley: With the plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act dead for the moment, Senator Bernie Sanders is trying to make the most of the situation by renewing his push for a Medicare for all
Republicans who are now control the House – as well as the Senate – don’t like government. They’re temperamentally and ideologically oriented to opposing it, not leading it.
t this writing, the House Republican leadership, at the urging of Donald Trump, has withdrawn its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Having wasted more than six years casting doomed votes for repeal while offering no alternatives, the GOP finally confronted the possibility of actually getting it done, through control of both […]
Local Government Has Changed So Much That the Historic Brown Act Is Silencing Us, Not Protecting Us he Ralph M. Brown Act, first approved in 1953, is celebrated for its supposed guarantees that we citizens have a voice in the decisions of all our local governments. But today, it is little more than a gag […]
Richard J. Eskow: After a presidential campaign filled with racist rhetoric, the Republicans have proposed a healthcare agenda that will harm many black, brown, and poor Americans while helping the white and wealthy. It’s the same cynical strategy Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan pioneered decades ago.
Ellen Brown: So which industrialized countries do it better than the US? The answer is, all of them.
John Peeler: The biggest losers if this bill were to pass would be precisely the rural counties that voted most heavily for Trump.
RJ Eskow: People may wonder whether this racially biased outcome is accidental or deliberate. In the end, does even it matter? Either way, it’s morally wrong, and must be opposed.
Robert Reich: The White House is worried about what the Congressional Budget Office will say about Trumpcare, so it throws the CBO under the bus before the bus arrives.
Sydney Robinson: This week, sources report that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is mulling the idea of running for political office once again, this time with the near-sole intention of antagonizing President Trump.
John Peeler: The bill being rammed through the House of Representatives is a complete betrayal of Trump’s promises and a stab in the backs of his working class supporters, who won’t be able to afford insurance to cover treatment of the stab wound. Back to the Emergency Room!