Category Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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2016 Campaign Issues

It seems to me…. “One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.” ~ Cal Thomas[1]. Prospective U.S. voters have now had an opportunity to watch several debates by potential … Continue reading

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The ACA Is A Success

It seems to me…. “Love it or hate it, Obamacare is the law of the land. It was passed by Congress, signed into law by President Obama, declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and ratified by a majority of … Continue reading

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ACA Opportunities

It seems to me… “I voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, not because I thought it was the best we could do, but because I thought it was a whole lot better than the current system.” ~ … Continue reading

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Improving Healthcare

It seems to me… “Modern medicine is a negation of health.  It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution.  It makes more people sick than it heals.”  ~ Ivan Illich. The U.S. spends more on … Continue reading

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Republican Obstructionism

It seems to me… “Credibility is like virginity.  Once you lose it, you can never get it back.”  ~ Unknown. The Republican’s have a serious credibility problem.  How can anyone believe the party of “NO!” on anything they say?  Under … Continue reading

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