Tag Archives: insurance

Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s Message To Gays On Health Care Reform

Openly lesbian Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) urges LGBT Americans to support President Obama’s health care reform bill, speaking about the fact that gays tend to be less insured than the general public, often because they cannot get spousal or family insurance through their employers.

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$10M Judgment For Teen Who Lost Insurance After He Tested HIV+

A 17 year-old South Carolina boy has been awarded $10M after his insurance company dropped him because he tested HIV positive. South Carolina’s supreme court has ordered Fortis Insurance to cough up $10 million for wrongly revoking coverage of a 17-year-old college student after he tested positive for HIV. It is the most an insurance company has ever been ordered …

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Maddow On Obama’s Health Speech

RELATED: It’s Rachel Maddow’s one year anniversary on MSNBC. Hooray!

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Mr. President, Ignore The Crazy People

Uninsured father, filmmaker, and writer Lee Stranahan pleads with the president to ignore the crazies and support the public option in his upcoming national speech on health care reform. Watch this.

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Arizona Revokes Health Insurance For Partners Of State Employees

On Friday, Arizona’s governor signed a bill revoking health benefits from the unmarried partners of state employees under the guise of “cost cutting.” Lambda Legal fumes: State legislators for months had taken aim at the equal benefits plan approved last year by former Governor Janet Napolitano, now Department of Homeland Security Secretary. On Friday, current Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed …

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Obama To GOP: Where’s YOUR Health Care Reform Solution?

Speaking before a meeting of the AFL-CIO, President Obama asked the Republicans where their health care reform plan was.

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Olbermann On Public Option Back-off

Keith Olbermann reports that the White House is asking progressives to “be good soldiers” and play along as the public option back-off continues.

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Sen. Franken Handles Teabaggers

JMG reader Tony in the UK tips us to the thoughtful, intelligent way that Sen. Al Franken handled a group of constituents opposed to “ObamaCare.”

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Is The Public Option Dead Again?

Politico reports today that White House aides have revealed that President Obama does indeed plan to back away from the public option portion of his health care reform plan when Congress returns from its summer recess today Obama’s willingness to forgo the public option is sure to anger his party’s liberal base. But some administration officials welcome a showdown with …

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Karl Rove: Only 5 Million Americans Without Insurance

Karl Rove says that most of the people without insurance don’t have it because they don’t want it.

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Who’s Paying To Kill Health Reform?

Embiggen the chart to follow the money. (Via – Slog)

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GOP Eating Their Own

Today when Sen. John McCain cautioned the crowd at his town hall meeting to be respectful of the president, saying that he believes Obama respects the Constitution, McCain’s audience booed him. In the second clip, the crowd gives a standing ovation to a woman who demands that illegal immigrants not receive any health care.

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Godwin’s Law Never Fails

Objecting to the way disruptive town hall teabaggers have been characterized as “brownshirts” by some in the media, a man in the audience tells Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA), “If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika, maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm.” More Nazi analogies ensue. Cue righteous applause.

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Sen. Coburn: If You’re Sick, Tough Luck

Wingnut Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) tells a woman that she shouldn’t expect help from the government just because her husband has a traumatic brain injury. “The idea that the government is a solution to our problems in inaccurate.”

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McCain: Obama Must Drop Public Option

McCain: “There was a provision in the bill that talks about a board that would decide what are the most effective measures to provide health care for people, okay? So what does that lead to? Doesn’t that lead to a possibility of rationing?”

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Ron Paul On Health Care Reform

Ron Paul thinks the government has no place interfering in health care. He also says that “some people aren’t necessarily in need” of insurance. Bonus wingnut points for bringing up immigrants.

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Obama: No Insurance For Illegals

Speaking on a radio show today, President Obama told a caller that his health care reform plan will not offer coverage to illegal immigrants, but they will continue to be treated at ERs as per law.

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Dems To GOP: We’re Doing Health Care Reform With Or Without You

Democrats seem ready to give up on trying to achieve a bipartisan consensus on health care reform and say they are ready to wield their Congressional majorities to push the bill through on their own. Top Democrats said Tuesday that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans’ purposely strident tone against health care legislation during …

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Is The Public Option Back On?

On Sunday word rocketed around the intertubes that the Obama administration was dropping the “public option” portion of the health care reform plan – government-sponsored insurance for the poor or uninsurable. The word came from Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who now says she “misspoke.” Sounds like the outrage from progressives caused some furious backtracking, eh? (Via – AmericaBlog)

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New Wingnut Hero Katy Abram

Town hall protester Katy Abram has become a wingnut media darling after going off on Sen. Arlen Specter last week. Last night Sean Hannity hosted Abrams where she railed against the government and complained that people don’t like her.

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