Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 10:37am
Via Atrios: Health Net ordered to pay $9 million after canceling cancer patient's policy
One of California's largest for-profit insurers stopped a controversial practice of canceling sick policyholders Friday after a judge ordered Health Net Inc. to pay more than $9 million to a breast cancer patient it dropped in the middle of chemotherapy.
The ruling by a private arbitration judge was the first of its kind and the most powerful rebuke to the state's major insurers whose cancellation practices are under fire from the courts, state regulators and elected officials. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 8:58am
This will be a mostly fact-free touchy-feely sort of post, and although the subject is controversial, I want to make it clear that what I'm asking about has nothing to do with the Man himself, and is only about "the market" that is the progressive/liberal political blogosphere. Which, iirc is about 1% of the size of the Harry Potter Fanpr0n blogosphere, but never mind that... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 11:03pm
Oddly, or not, Obama support ranks with Olympic diving for degree of difficulty.
Or any kind of dive into any kind of tank you care to name.
But some Villagers can make it look easy. Let's watch one in action! Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 02/16/2008 - 7:31pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 02/16/2008 - 7:19pm
Yet another Matt. And because you'll want to know while you're reading it, CoR members. Yeah, it's more complicated than you think. Or not. Depending on how you view which of them are "on your side." A sample:
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 02/16/2008 - 9:17am
My only question: why is it when brown people come together and take some kind of action to help themselves when the state has failed them, they are "gangs?" White people who do this are called "mavericks" and "pioneers" and "elite club members." Anyway, this is totally cool. Out of a fucking shack in a ditch, people. Amazing.
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 11:05pm
I'll be completely honest: it's personal. I can't get behind BHO or HRC* for petty, personal reasons. Or matters of loyalty and friendship, take your pick. Either way, I know what I know about both of them, and their campaigns, and I can't honestly get behind either one of them or have "faith." Either one is better than a Republican and that's enough this time around. But let me lay some deep irony on you. They are both about to turn to people like me to finalize this "process" of "choice." People like me who have self-ejected from the system, mainly because we're sickened by it. Read below the fold...
Submitted by scarshapedstar on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 11:46am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 10:07pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 9:24pm
My niece gave me a cold yesterday while we were playing with stuffed animals and numbered legos, and I'm so sorry as I meant to blog heavily today and just don't have the energy. But I was thinking of writing more about "why we fail," or perhaps better put, "how we can win" or even "learn from your enemies/those who have beaten you/to fight again another day and win this time." Joe noticed a good one.
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 10:06am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 1:50pm
Example A and the inevitable correction. I could say a lot about this, but instead I'll just say: I can understand John's frustration. Technically, he's not wrong, and we all will pay back the irresponsible "tax cuts," with interest. And what will the rich get, while we snap and snipe at each other about who is more poor? A bunch, I bet. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 10:02pm
Funny. I would have thought it was more. From the Center for Public Integrity, via AP:
A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Shane-O on Sun, 01/13/2008 - 3:18am
In the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries two of the lowest vote getters were Rudy Giuliani and Dennis Kucinich.
After each of their poor showings, Giuliani’s and Kucinich’s campaign spending choices and comments about them were quite telling. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:19pm
Natasha says a lot of what I've been trying to say here re Edwards and the media. One comment really struck me:
Edwards is a little too goodlooking for my taste. He should have a scar across one cheek, maybe grease up his hair and comb it back.
And this at a progressive political site for "high information" voters.
Seriously, I don't even know what to say to that. Except, if this is how a majority thinks, we're doomed. Read below the fold...