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NOW on single payer

More proof, if proof were needed, that electing Terry O'Neill President of NOW was a good thing. Oddly, or not, O'Neill's at the very end of a Pravda roundtable on the state of the Senate health care bill, and she has this to say: Read more about NOW on single payer

Legacy parties

Give credit.

Dennis Perrin, Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Read more about Legacy parties

Drug poor kids and make them fat


New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows.

Comment of the day

jamzo Baseline Scenario:

while ferguson speaks of “... entitlements (including Medicare)... ”

he omits the noteworthy entitlements

the profit entitlements enjoyed by those who make their money from the illness of others

examples include

the entitlement of pharmaceutical pricing in the united states

the entitlement of employer sponsored healthcare

the insurance company entitlement in the small business and individual person insurance market

the patent protection entitlement accorded to pharmaceutical companies

the lack of regulation entitlement provided to health insurance commpany medical-loss ratios

Lost in the shuffle...

... of the Medicare Actuary's report on the Senate Bill -- we'll be spending a tiny bit more and bending the cost curve -- is that by taking single payer off the table, we're leaving $350 billion in savings a year on the table. That doesn't show that single payer wasn't "politically feasible"; it shows that the legacy parties are completely broken and deserve to die.

Read more about Lost in the shuffle...

The demise of Editor and Publisher

Just a fraction of a single bankster's bonus would have kept them going, I'm sure.

Not with a bang, but a whimper. Read more about The demise of Editor and Publisher

Deadly Innocent Frauds

A book to collect letsgetitdone's posts on that topic. Read more about Deadly Innocent Frauds

Because Versailles is out to fuck us

Yes, the legacy parties -- led in this case by Kent Gregg (D) and Judd Conrad (R) -- really are out to loot Social Security and Medicare*, by setting up a board to do the cuts so Congress doesn't have to vote on them.

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Melissa Bean and the Chicago Way

Because Versailles is out to fuck us

And that includes both legacy parties. Krugman:

It was truly amazing the way last week’s employment report was hailed by many people as a sign that our troubles are over.

No, it wasn't.

Anyway, I thought it might be useful to create a sort of benchmark for the level of job growth that would really count as good news.

Bullish on pitchforks

One fashion-forward consumer good that just could be coming back into style!

Here's one reason why. Read more about Bullish on pitchforks


Cute video on the legacy parties.

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"The bonus class"

Good one.

There's the "bonus class" and then there's the rest of us.

Yeah, my dog has a bonus... As Chico Marx once said. Read more about "The bonus class"


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