Tag Archives: Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

Republicans Off the Starboard Bow!

Health care reform is rapidly becoming a real ‘Kobayashi Maru‘ test for Republicans. Star Trek fans will recall this test as being the ‘n0-win scenario’ from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. The test is a computer simulated training exercise … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Mitt Romney

2012 Contender Series: Willard Mitt Romney or … Dreams from My Father MittRomney.com is live! On Monday, April 11, 2011, “Mitt” Romney announced the formation of an exploratory committee to help him pursue the Republican nomination for President of the … Continue reading

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Unconstitutional! Well, Maybe…

Today, Judge Roger Vinson refused to halt implementation of the PPACA, allowing it to stand pending appeal. The one area of general contention regarding the legislation is the “mandate.” That is, can the government require citizens to engage in commerce? … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Michele Bachmann

2012 Contender Series: Michele Bachmann (Updated January 4th: Ms. Bachmann officially withdrew from the residential race after a poor showing in the Iowa Caucus. It is expected that she will run for re-election in Minnesota once the redistricting is settled) … Continue reading

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The GOP Healthcare Alternate Universe

Last week, I posted a synopsis of the Republican counterproposal to the PPACA, which was formulated during the 111th Congress. In light of the decision issued this week by Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee, it’s all the more valuable to … 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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