HealthCare Concerns

Is anyone else really concerned that the latest “health screening reversals” have targeted women? See mammograms, and pelvic exams. I have yet to see the “let’s stop screening men for prostate cancer” and “forget the colonoscopies” announcement.

Excuse me, ma’am, I’m busy trying to figure out which way I’ll choose to prevent you from receiving healthcare

In conversation with my mother: “Well, with this Obamacare thing, we’ll all get rationed healthcare.” “Mom, do you even know what `public option’ means?” “The government’s taking over healthcare!” “Mom, the government isn’t running healthcare. All they want to do is expand Medicare to cover people who don’t have insurance or are underinsured. That’s it.” …

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Real News

“After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care.“ I love The Onion.

Change has Always Been Bloody, Yo

History suggests that major social policy unfolds on a continuum. The Social Security Act of 1935 disappointed liberal New Dealers because what was called “old-age insurance” covered only about half the adult population. It excluded farmhands, domestics, employees of small businesses, and most blacks. That was because FDR needed the votes of Southern Democrats, the …

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