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Saving America’s Healthcare

Saving America’s Healthcare

Under no circumstances can the Democrats or President Obama cave in to Republican demands to undo or delay Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Healthcare Act. Republican politicians and their media supporters endlessly misrepresent the objective accurate facts that Obamacare will increase the percentage of Americans who have access to health insurance at a reasonable and affordable price. Obamacare goes a long way towards making sickness and health crises affordable financially for the American citizen staving off bankruptcies in health…

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Abortion and the Health Reform Bill

Abortion and the Health Reform Bill

The advocates of a woman’s legal right to abortion under the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision were enthusiastic supporters of the Democratic Health Care Reform Bill. But they were appalled at the deal President Obama made with 13 US Representatives to obtain their votes in exchange for an Executive Order that weakens the rights of women for legal abortions. With little fanfare, with no glaring lights or TV cameras, no East Room speeches, without a photo or a handshake,…

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Barack Obama – The Bipartisan President

Barack Obama – The Bipartisan President

Barack Obama is back in his campaigning mode where he is most comfortable, demonstrating his unthreatening personality, his good looks, his oratorical skills, this time not directed at his own election but to offer bipartisanship to the nation as a substitute for problem solving. Some might say that his administration has been bipartisan from inception. How else can he explain that the most powerful positions in his government are filled by holdovers from the George W. Bush administration, Republicans all,…

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After The Debate

After The Debate

At the third debate, John McCain accused Barack Obama of promoting “single-payer” national health insurance, a system that puts every American on the equivalent of Medicare, the efficient low cost system that keeps retirees alive. Barack’s response was a grin and “who me?” Then he and McCain outlined their complex health insurance plans that few could understand in detail, plans that would cross a rabbi’s eyes. Neither candidate told us how to revive the crashing economy, joining the professional economists…

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Business Benefits from National Health Insurance

Business Benefits from National Health Insurance

Alone among the nations of the world, the U.S. has relied upon private health insurance to cover the majority of its population, but far from all – 47 million are left out. This system is inefficient: it costs too much and the business community overpays. The private insurance industry spends about 20% of its revenue on administration, marketing, and profits. Further, the industry imposes on physicians, hospitals and businesses an administrative burden in billing and insurance related functions that consume…

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WHY MEDICARE FOR ALL

WHY MEDICARE FOR ALL

The leading contenders for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States have proposed reforms of the nation’s health-care system. The plans of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards are similar in outline, but not necessarily in detail. Especially noteworthy is their retention of the basic system relying on business and insurance companies to finance health care. However, each candidate articulated themes contrary to the current basic system. They praise government – run Medicare for low administrative costs,…

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