Tag Archives: Health care reform

The Democratic Super Majority Myth

Many critics of the Obama administration often claim that the President has failed to accomplish anything even when he had a super filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Most mistakenly think that he had a sixty vote Senate for the first two … Continue reading

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Vermont May Pave the Way For Universal Health Care

Vermonters have always been a unique and independent lot. On May 5th the Vermont House passed a health care reform bill 94-49 which was already passed by the Senate establishing the Green Mountain health insurance exchange. Governor Pete Shumlin has … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a GOP Plan

Many people, including several on this very site, have claimed that the Republicans don’t have a proposal for replacement of the PPACA. Those people are wrong. On the House Republican website, an official healthcare reform bill was posted during the 111th Congress. So, rather … Continue reading

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Care Wars: The Empire Strikes Back!

…in which Boehner Fett digs himself a hole. Have you ever been to a four-hour movie that went on about three hours too long? And then marveled at the audacity and stupidity of the studio for making a sequel? Well, you … Continue reading

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Tales of Big Pharma: Synagis™ (Palivizumab)

You might recall that in my last episode of “Who’s Paying for Health Advances?” I made brief mention of a drug used to treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children with chronic lung disease. RSV is a seasonal disorder that … Continue reading

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A Cure for AIDS, But at What Cost?

This week’s science news is a relatively old story with a new twist: in the journal Blood, scientists in Germany report a possible “cure” for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus which causes the disease acquired immunodeficiency … Continue reading

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Tsunami? How About Just High Tide?

I feel I should point out that there are at least 11 races outstanding. And the Democrats appear to be winning those handily. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/05/2010-elections-11-undecided-races_n_779791.html So much for a tsunami or a repeat of 1994. There’s a lot of chatter on how … Continue reading

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