Malcolm Potts: Coach Sonny Dykes is paid $1.81 million a year (more than Governor Brown or UC President Napolitano) to teach men a game that is now proved to scramble their brains and cause decades of horrible suffering for many players.
Steve Hochstadt: Now most conversations with friends and family begin right after “hello” with talk about health care. “How are you?” is not a meaningless greeting, it’s an earnest question.
It goes without saying that the insurance companies and health providers are totally free to suck out your blood.
I’m particularly partial to “Ol’ Man Fibber,” their parody of Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, where I’ve lived all of my 67 years – and voted against the senate’s union-buster-in-chief all six times he’s run.
RJ Eskow: The transition to a single-payer system will be complex, but despite what the no-can-doers say, it is achievable. None of the obstacles that are cited are insurmountable.
Kathleen Dunleavy: If I didn’t have health insurance, I couldn’t have afforded to live through cancer. And I wouldn’t be writing this now.
here’s not enough talk about Medicaid now. The Republican health care legislation in both House and Senate versions makes big changes in Medicaid funding, but most Americans don’t realize how it will affect their families. It’s worth going beyond the over-simplifications of political ads to think about how we as citizens might be affected. As […]
Margaret Flowers: Neither another public insurance nor an option to buy into Medicare will solve the healthcare crisis in the United States.
Robert Reich: Democrats also need to go further and offer Americans a positive vision of where the nation should be headed over the long term. That’s toward Medicare for all.
Despite big dollars from big ideological donors, those few Republican Senators see that too many of the votes needed for reelection are vulnerable to being locked out of the doctor’s office without mortgaging the family homestead.
Any Senator who votes to open the debate on Tuesday or for the plan – named in Orwellian fashion – The Better Care Reconciliation Act – on Thursday is voting for the greatest rollback of basic services in U.S. history.
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.
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 […]