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Category Archive: healthcare

Dec 06 2013

Living the American healthcare dream

Alright guys and gals, I am not kidding when I say I need any small donations you can swing this month. If just a few dozen people where to pitch in 10 or 20 bucks that would do it. My lifestyle is frugal. This is potentially dire, possibly even life and death. Here’s where things …

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Dec 04 2013

Another Obamacare lie bites the dust

Remember how Obamacare was going to destroy the economy? Early indications are that’s just another hysterical scare tactic that’s being proved dead wrong:

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Dec 02 2013

Early indications on Healthcare-dot-gov are promising

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Click image for holiday bleg snail-mail detailsAgain I apologize for bombarding readers with a plea for holiday generosity, but without it this blog and my health would be much worse off. I used to only ask once a year, but beginning earlier this spring a freak heart attack and subsequent complications, combined with disability pay …

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Dec 01 2013

Grad student & fellow Texan signs up using Healthcare-dot-gov for pennies

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Click the image fore details on the total cost on a Silver Plan when s/he was done …. three cents a month! S/he’s also in the same boat I am: if the diarist makes just a tiny bit less than what s/he estimated for 2014, they will not qualify for a private policy and there …

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Dec 01 2013

Judgement Day for Healthcare dot gov

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The Affordable Care Act will have its usual detractors and promoters this week, but today is a deadline, the first of December. Sure, make merry, as the second leg of the glorious Winter holiday season looms. But for the usual suspects, today will also be a special day to better lie, cheat, insult, obfuscate and …

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Nov 12 2013

Know nothings on parade: anti-vaxxars

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There’s an interesting post up here about a reporter who managed to get whooping cough, or Pertussis as its formerly called. Pertussis was once barely heard from, but it’s on the rise again in the US because of the anti-vax movement. But there’s more to this post, a lot more. First and excerpt:

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Oct 29 2013

WSJ publishes woo-sayer nonsense

Suzanne Somers once played a part on a less-than-exciting, thank-god-it-ended 1970s TV show that exploited the twin stereotypes of flaming gay men and brainless blond bimbos. She tried to jack her costars for an extra cut of the loot when the series became briefly popular, they told her to get lost, and her career promptly …

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Oct 29 2013

How to shut down a teatard

Nicely done and obviously not the answer Rep Camp (R-grifter) was angling for. Shorter version: “The insurance company was jacking your constituent for premiums on a junk policy they planned on cancelling the minute he got sick or injured, and the ACA has put that particular scam out of business. … and you’re welcome.”

Oct 29 2013

The horror of comprehensive health insurance

It wasn’t my choice to become a walking, talking healthcare reform example. But lately that is my fate. Friday night I got a sore throat — these things seem to always happen on the weekend of course. By Sunday it was incredibly painful and so swollen my face was beginning to be deformed. Fortunately, Monday …

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Oct 23 2013

If the flaming cross fits …

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This flaming cross and text distributed in an email by Florida Rep Alan Grayson has the entire Teaparty and a few centrist dems all up in arms. Because, as we all know, there is no racist element in the Teaparty and there never has been. So ignore your lying eyes:

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