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The Best Health Racket Money can Buy

by Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

The Health insurance racket is a money beast that will not die. ThinkProgress just revealed that the Health “Industry” pumped over $86 million into the Chamber of Commerce to kill Health Care Reform. What is often forgotten is that there is another price to pay. It’s […]

We Have One Twisted Health System, Living Organ Donors Beware

The status quo for health insurers is minimalist investment in customers, maximum investment into political influence. Greasy palms are the face of public health insurance in congress. Genuine discussion about cost effectiveness and practical application take a back seat to the fears of equity in overall health of this country’s population.

Surprise […]

Arrogant Health Care Insurers Make Public Option Necessary

Uninsured human beings are the greatest threat to Public Health. Healthy conservatives just don’t get it. General Public Health doesn’t seem necessary as long as their own health is under control. Sickness is an annoying byproduct of ignorance, poor breeding, poor lifestyle or something that shouldn’t concern their own righteous tax dollars. […]

Without Health Options – Where Is Your Voice? OpEd

All the debate about the launching of “Public Option” Health Care seems to focus on those who actually HAVE health care. Those with jobs, where their employer has pre-selected an insurance package, are being convinced their employer will dump that insurance forcing them to take the “Public Option”. OK! Perhaps that

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett:Affordable Health Care Indispensable to Healthy Economy

By U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D), Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

I have been seeking a meaningful answer to the many shortcomings American families encounter with health care. Our House proposal has now won endorsement from the American Medical Association, AARP, and Consumers Union. But during recent Central […]

VA Mismanagement and Government-sponsored Health Plans

If I had to choose between high priced arrogant profiteering insurance corporations and uninspired, underpaid, uninterested bureaucratic medical providers, I would hitchhike to Mexico or Canada. […]

US Health Care Plunges, Texas Drops 9 Points

Ranking: Texas is 46th this year; it was 37th in 2007. Strengths: Strengths include a low prevalence of smoking at 19.3 percent of the population, a low prevalence of binge drinking at 15.0 percent of the population, a low rate of cancer deaths at 186.3 deaths per 100,000 population and a moderate […]

Illegal In America? Don’t Get Hurt

Immigrants Facing Deportation by U.S. Hospitals

Many American hospitals are taking it upon themselves to repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants because they cannot find nursing homes willing to accept them without insurance. Medicaid does not cover long-term care for illegal immigrants, or for newly arrived legal immigrants, creating a quandary for […]

Lloyd Doggett; “Like a Texas Steer, the President would ‘fix’ Medicare for All Time

“Like a Texas Steer, the President would ‘fix’ Medicare for All Time

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, spoke out in favor of H. Res. 1368, a rule suspending the arbitrary Medicare “trigger” for the 110th Congress. In a speech […]

But, When They Come Home …

This photo was taken on March 25, 2003.

Soldier in famous photo never defeated ‘demons’

They found Dwyer lying on his back, his clothes soiled with urine and feces. Scattered on the floor around him were dozens of spent cans of Dust-Off, a refrigerant-based aerosol normally used to clean electrical equipment.

Dwyer […]