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With AHCA dead on the table, Jonathan Hoenig asks ‘the right question’

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@JonathanHoenig Bingo!!! We have a winner — Shore_Bird (@jfedg) March 24, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Now that the AHCA is DOA, a lot of people are trying to get to the bottom of exactly what went wrong. But economist and “Capitalist Pig” Jonathan Hoenig has abetter question: Why is government involved in healthcare at all? — Jonathan […]

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Seriously? An Obamacare architect is worried that Trump will trigger a healthcare ‘crisis’

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Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined other former HHS heads in warning President Trump to be careful and not trigger a healthcare “new crisis.” Former health care chiefs warn Pres. Trump not to trigger new crisis over Obamacare https://t.co/W4pA2gpSEI pic.twitter.com/g1jpjDAwHE — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 20, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Sort of laughable […]

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Today’s journo feeding frenzy trigger: Trump’s eye roll after Q’s about Sessions, health care

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During an appearance with some White House interns today, President Trump reacted this way to a couple of questions: Trump rolls his eyes when asked if Sessions should resign; tells reporter to be quiet when asked about health carepic.twitter.com/terMPUDSlz — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 24, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Uh oh! CUE OUTRAGE https://t.co/NohSmCvokF — Jim Treacher […]

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WTF? Bernie Sanders is definitely NOT dialing down the rhetoric

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The shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others at a Republican baseball practice has prompted Sen. Bernie Sanders to dial down his rhetoric. Just kidding: Sanders Compares GOP Health Care Bill to 9/11 https://t.co/mEDBDrERI6 pic.twitter.com/SAYbKu95pu — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 10, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill may be 'nine times' worse than […]

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Sen. Chris Murphy’s warning that thousands will die if GOP health care bill passes isn’t hyperbole, OK?

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Not that Democrats have been ratcheting up the fear factor over the (relatively toothless) effort to repeal Obamacare, but even a standard procedural vote on Tuesday was interpreted as a literal death sentence by some more dramatically inclined citizens out there. Sen. Chris Murphy got in on the game earlier Tuesday, apparently hoping to sway […]

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‘Mitch McConnell is a terrorist’: Could Bernie Sanders please ask his supporters to join him in dialing it down?

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It’s fantastic news that Rep. Steve Scalise finally is out of the ICU and has been upgraded to fair condition, but it looks like the one “teachable moment” that could have come from the attack that gravely injured him has passed. The evening after he was shot, both Democrats and Republicans (attn: CNN) took to […]

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Someone Called Her ‘Just A Nurse,’ So She Told Them What Being A Nurse Is All About

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); We all know how hard it is to be a doctor, but we don’t think enough about how much nurses do for us. All the soap opera-ish TV shows and accolades are bestowed upon doctors, while nurses often get the short end of the stick. But nurses are the first people […]

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SERIOUSLY? Somehow Jonathan Gruber found a way to get even MORE shameless

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For you #Resistance. A little memory jog. #Obamacare #Trumpcare https://t.co/9Nejgum3r9 — Scott Sterling (@Red1Echo) June 22, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “Obamacare architect” Jonathan Gruber is doing a bit of lecturing to the Republican Senate about how they’re handling the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Gruber’s self-unawareness is simply stunning: VIDEO – Gruber: Secret GOP Health Care […]

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VIOLENT RHETORIC ALERT! Bernie Sanders deletes ‘ridiculous and indefensible’ tweet but not fast enough

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Two of the most prominent prog leaders in the country, @SenSanders and @SenWarren, have now told Americans that GOP is trying to kill them. — Mat (@sunnyright) June 23, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Good Lord. Are Democratic politicians actually physically incapable of following their own advice and toning down the incendiary rhetoric? It definitely seems to be […]

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Dems celebrate 6 million O-care enrollees; Requests for proof ignored

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"Sir we just sold 6 million of the product!" "We did? Great show me the sales receipt" "We don't have that. Take my word for it" — S.M (@redsteeze) March 27, 2014 http://twitter.com/#!/MelissaTweets/status/449260267008839680 Sounds ridiculous, right? But not when we’re talking about a trillion-dollar health care law. President Obama announced on a conference call today […]

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Prescription for WH’s ‘box office health care line’ pic: Merciless mockery

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http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/449938543398637568 On Saturday, White House communications adviser Tara McGuinness shared this photo — sorry, PHOTO — of the line for an Obamacare “enrollment fair” at the Cashman Center complex in Las Vegas, Nevada. http://twitter.com/#!/HealthCareTara/status/449937721335627777 It’s not that we look for chances to mock the White House’s “final” Obamacare push. It’s just that Tara makes it […]

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White House credits Obamacare with helping slow rise of health care costs

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http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/420302946463526912 The White House and top Democrats were quick today to applaud a new federal report showing that 2009 to 2012 saw the slowest growth in U.S. health care expenditures since the 1960s. White House senior communications advisor Tara McGuinness also tweeted out the good news, complete with graph. http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/420315900320182272 NBC News reports that, “while the […]

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Calif. patients’ rights advocate: ‘Abortion is a basic health care service’

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http://twitter.com/#!/sarahrstevenson/status/503320046538485761 Awful: http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/503315767174389760 Via AP: Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans. Although the federal Affordable Care Act does not compel […]

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A Weird Duo: Health Insurance Lobby Joins New York AG’s Battle Against Pharmaceutical Company

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The leading health insurance lobby is getting behind New York’s attorney general, who has cracked down on the health insurance industry in the state. The case is against a drug company that they argue is using an illegal tactic to prevent competition from generic drugs. View this image › Scott Olson / Getty Images The […]

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Twitter to Sandra Fluke: Hobby Lobby’s not ‘denying health coverage’

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http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/448173761074720768 The Supreme Court takes up the case of Hobby Lobby Tuesday. The Christian-owned craft store chain argues that it should not be legally forced to provide abortifacient contraceptives to employees in opposition to its owners’ religious beliefs. Or, as Sandra Fluke would put it, deny health coverage. http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/448298991567273984 http://twitter.com/#!/MJ_Collinz/status/448295965431451649 http://twitter.com/#!/lancesalyers/status/448309305851543552 http://twitter.com/#!/mtgrove/status/448307383866249216 http://twitter.com/#!/mtgrove/status/448305956334882817 http://twitter.com/#!/donna_mosher/status/448305275045298176 http://twitter.com/#!/Skihasi/status/448303061836902400 Out of 20 FDA-approved contraceptives, […]

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‘Affordable my butt’! POTUS suggests cutting back on cable, cell service could help you pay Obamacare [video]

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Buy my extremely affordable health insurance by giving up your basic cable. — Razor (@hale_razor) March 12, 2014 That’s basically the gist of President Obama’s recent suggestion. Last week, he participated in a town hall event geared toward the Hispanic community. One of the questions for him came from a man with a $36,000 annual […]

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He And His Friends Wanted Some Beer, So They Asked A Homeless Guy To Buy It. Then Came The Message.

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Ben Grenrock has struggled with chronic depression, but he’s lucky to have a supportive family and access to the treatment he needs. This compelling story draws attention to all the young people who aren’t nearly as lucky as Ben. Read more: http://upworthy.com/he-and-his-friends-wanted-some-beer-so-they-asked-a-homeless-guy-to-buy-it-then-came-the-message

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I Take A Drug Created 20 Years Ago. It's Nearly Free. Here's Why Drug Companies Don’t Like That.

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I get it — drug companies need to make some kind of profit. But when they’re deliberately altering their own drugs a little bit every two decades so they can rake in even more profits, especially in countries where precious few can afford the higher prices? Aww nawww. Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-take-a-drug-created-20-years-ago-its-nearly-free-heres-why-drug-companies-dont-like-that

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