Derrick Ashong: If we’re going to have a system of privately issued insurance (which we do have, and which the govt has made no moves to get rid of), we run into a basic problem: healthy people don’t wanna’ buy it.
Robert Illes: But thank you Madame Lincoln for the clarity of the political landscape, and the Democratic Party. This insane healthcare debate is when we knew the “60-vote majority” was useless.
Ten years ago, the story dominating the headlines was Y2K. In 2009, according to Yahoo, the story that dominated in terms of searches online was — wait for it — Michael Jackson’s death! Not the economic meltdown, not the healthcare debate, not even the inauguration of the first black president of the United States!
So, as this Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, we at the LA Progressive look back over the year and focus on the reasons we have to give thanks. There is quite a bit, especially compared to where we were last year.
I’ve paid slightly higher taxes for and benefitted from life- and sight-saving treatment in my 12-years abroad. They each tackle the issue very differently AND… everyone is covered.
On the presidential campaign trail, Christina Chavez reminded us that her father, Cesar Chavez, once said that we don’t need perfect government but perfect participation. Criticism comes easy to those who have been long disappointed but hope lives on imagination, perseverance, and initiative.
The healthcare debate rages across Capitol Hill with lobbyists fighting against a ‘single payer’ option as if it were the moral equivalent of the anti-Christ. Before you blindly accept any bill, please examine the very real (and ironic) face this debate has taken on for this journalist. Paula Persichini-Petitti is a woman to whom I […]