Richard Eskow: People will die if this bill becomes law, but that doesn’t seem to trouble the Republicans’ conscience. The only thing they seem to fear is losing their jobs.
Bobbi Murray: The measure to expand eligibility for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable credit available to low-income working people, can add hundreds of dollars to a family’s annual income.
ast month the Freedom Caucus gave the go-ahead to the new House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This new, more conservative version has all the same problems of the original version—and then some: An estimated 23 million Americans would be uninsured by 2026, and now there’s an added provision that […]
Margaret Flowers, MD: Polls have consistently shown that super-majorities of Democratic Party voters want single payer, but Democratic Party candidates keep telling them that they can’t have it.
Jaime O’Neill: The fact that there are so many overweight and morbidly obese people in this country is a serious matter for both individuals and for our nation.
California State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, OD: The intent of the AHCA is not to fix the Affordable Care Act or to make life better for those who need it the most. It’s to help the wealthy friends of GOP politicians. We can’t let it happen.
What LaHood doesn’t say is that the amount of money that the Republican AHCA allocates to the pools is not enough to cover people, especially poor people, with preexisting conditions.
Robert Borosage: Americans are more than ready. A January poll by the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent of Americans surveyed agree that the government should be responsible for ensuring health care for all, with support at its highest levels in a decade.
As a result of the GOP subversion of the War on Poverty, the poverty rate is as bad as ever in depressed rural areas–and in the inner cities.
Our state’s leaders understand the problem with underspending, but they haven’t been successful at explaining the problem, credibly, to the public.
The threat of the state seizing power may be the last, best hope for pressuring the biggest obstacles to new housing — local governments — to get out of the way.
Rest assured that those who have disfigured our health care system can enjoy their 15 minutes of fame as the Pyrrhic victory will prove as illusory as the demented claims that it will actually foster both accessibility and affordability.
House Republicans say they have protected people with pre-existing health problems. Baloney. Sick people could be charged premiums so high as to make insurance unaffordable.