Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

It Must Be Exhausting to Be A Republican

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I could never do it. I mean, being a Republican nowadays means living in a CONSTANT state of utter OUTRAGE! It must be exhausting to be a Republican. And if you’re a Teabagger? OMG, forget it! I’d be too tired to pull the trigger on the gun in my mouth. Yesterday’s Sunday shows were a primer in cluelessness. I watch all three […]

 
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November 4, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Strike Nine. No lawyer will take Mom’s case because of Texas tort law. Help.

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Over the past few months, I’ve kept you apprised of the situation regarding my mother, first ending up in a Houston hospital after receiving chemo over my objections, reporting on how Obamacare has already helped her, and my update this past week on how the Shutdown created still more problems for her. Well, as the saying […]

 
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October 28, 2013
Posted in: Crime, General, Healthcare, Money, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity

Republicans Sabotaged Obamacare Rollout, then point to problems as proof the ACA is a failure.

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Everywhere I turned yesterday on the Sunday talk shows, some Right Winger was pointing to the botched rollout of the Federal “Health Care Exchange” website as evidence “Obamacare” was a failure. As both a former website developer AND small-business owner, I take great umbrage to the idea that if the website is a “failure” that the company is also a failure […]

 
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October 21, 2013
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, General, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

The Shutdown Gets Personal: Getting Mom to a Doctor

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October 7, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Healthcare, Partisanship, Right-Wing Insanity

What the Debt Ceiling Fight is REALLY About: Impeachment

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By the time you read this, you’ll already know whether or not the GOP has once again Shutdown the Federal Government for the first time since they last did it 17 years ago. But let me make a last minute prediction that in the wee hours of the morning, both sides will agree to a one-month extension, at […]

 
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October 1, 2013
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, General, Healthcare, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

A Market Plunge/Rally, Trayvon, DOMA, Voting Rights and Paula Deen. The Heat is On.

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So much has happened these past couple of weeks, I could have spent hours discussing each one: We saw a series of triple-digit plunges in the DOW in just a few days caused by what? GOOD news on the economy. (WTF?) The “Zimmerman Trial” finally got underway… with a Knock-Knock Joke. The Supreme Court declared Same-Sex Marriage legal […]

 
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July 1, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Economy, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Politics, Racism, Rants, Unconstitutional

You’re DAMN Right I Like ObamaCare. Will critcs change tune as more experience benefits for themselves?

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I know. I know. I’m not supposed to call it “ObamaCare”. It’s “The Affordable Care Act”, passed in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court one year ago this month. But to me, “ObamaCare” isn’t a pejorative. I have no problem linking President Obama to the first major health care reform bill in 50 years. And I hope 50 years from now, we […]

 
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June 25, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Healthcare, Money, myth busting

M.R.S. Update: Mom’s in the hospital

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I know I promised everyone a resumption of duties today on “Mugsy’s Rap Sheet”, but it’s going to have to wait one more day. Last week, My mom took ill. Complications from the chemo (that I didn’t want her to have, but her doctor and the rest of my family all talked me into.) Seven weeks […]

 
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June 24, 2013
Posted in: General, Healthcare

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Outrage for… More Outrage.

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There was no shortage of things to talk about this week, with the a record-setting blizzard hitting the North-East, GOP feux-outrage over the use of “drones” as part of a secret National Defense policy where the government asserted it can kill anyone overseas deemed a threat to National Security… even United States citizens. And, of course, Tuesday […]

 
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February 11, 2013
Posted in: Environment, General, Global Warming, Healthcare, Politics, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, War

A Death in the Family Reminds of ObamaCare (plus, Time to Vote!)

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Last week was a tough week for me. My poor cat “Lefty” died on the operating table Thursday after suffering from the fastest occurrence of cancer I’ve ever seen in my life, going from perfectly healthy on Halloween to violent convulsions two weeks later to his death just two months after that. What made it […]

 
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January 28, 2013
Posted in: General, Healthcare, Money

Mugsy’s Predictions for 2013. Fight, fight, fight.

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Well, as the cliche’ goes: “It’s that time of year again” for my annual “Predictions” edition of Mugsy’s Rap Sheet, when we look back at how well I did last year, a little schadenfreude examining just how badly the so-called “psychics” did, and ending with my own predictions for the coming year. My own record (with all […]

 
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December 31, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Environment, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, Unconstitutional, War

The NRA, Rampant Gun Violence, and Scapegoats

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On Friday, the head of the largest “lobbying firm for the promotion of gun sales” in the country (otherwise known as the “NRA”), Wayne LaPierre (who henceforth shall be referred to only as “GunNut” in accordance with my policy of not making celebrities out of mass murderers) blamed everyone & everything… EXCEPT guns… for the deaths of 26 people (technically, 28) children & teachers […]

 
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December 24, 2012
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity