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Why the US does not have universal health care, while many other countries do

Timothy Callaghan, Texas A&M University

The lead-up to the House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4, which passed by a narrow majority after a failed first attempt, provided a glimpse into just how difficult it is to gain consensus on health care coverage. 644 more words


Health care's luck mandate: why the not-sick-and-nearly-dead should worry, too.

Last week, I visited the dentist. It was a rather mundane undertaking: a pleasant hygienist with a difficult-to-place accent cleaned my teeth, and as he did so, he entertained me by musing on a variety of topics: Portland’s increasingly untenable traffic “(The whole city is a highway!”), tips for remembering to floss (“Keep your floss in the shower!”) and praise for my good oral health (“These are very healthy teeth!”). 1,207 more words

Erin J. Bernard

Wow, great line for Repub healthcare destroyer!

From here:

“Can I be disrespectful on behalf of all the people you’re gonna kill?” responded one constituent who was angry over the health care vote.

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Health care: Nothing good in sight

This is my longest, meatiest, and most important post to date. Dive in at your own risk, but for those of you short on time, here are the main points: 2,820 more words


Urgent Letter to the Deal-Maker-in-Chief

May 9, 2017

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

Here is something that will prove your deal-making ability:  single-payer, universal healthcare.   375 more words


Letter to the Senate Healthcare Working Group

Dear Sirs,

I am a constituent of New Orleans. I work in nonprofit and my husband works in the film industry. We are taxpayers and voters. 578 more words

Daily Observation

We are now entering Kookieland re: healthcare!

From CBS News here:

GOP congressman: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care”

This is true.  We have a friend who has cancer and we told her it was really unnecessary for her to go to the doctor and get chemotherapy and radiation treatment. 27 more words

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