Affordable Care Act
The healthcare push led to 7 million sign-ups, surpassing the Administration's targets, and giving a boost to this new program, while getting more Americans covered. Read more
This morning I took a look at the different tweets from the party leadership (Democrats and Republicans). You will notice something very interesting about Mitch Mcconnell's tweet. He doesn't mention Healthcare. Why is that?
Listen up Moderate Democrats and Far Right Republicans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will never ever, ever be repealed. Why? Let me break it down! Read more
This is pretty funny. Watch and enjoy
I have given a lot of thought of late about what is ailing our dysfunctional political system, and have come to the conclusion that it boils down to one significant thing: Ideology. Read more
Getting Covered with Magic Johnson
Alonzo Mourning: Get Covered to Stay in the Game
We survived a year of stalemate and shutdowns, shouting matches, sideshows and sh*t-storms, and somehow, despite setbacks and silliness, millions of Americans begin the new year insured.
We made it through bogus budget battles, callous compromises, cave-ins and calls for cuts, to a new year that starts with new rhetoric: a President, Pope & nation talking about inequality.
We stumbled through saber-rattling with Syria, and slogged through Snowden's NSA surprises to a January that finds us in fewer wars than a year before and fresh force for reforms in our intelligence operations.
2013 was a year we endured. Will 2014 see more Americans insured, our privacy ensured and our safety net assured? We can hope and work, but we can never be sure.
Show of up for a sure bet of socializing and sipping as we share New Year's resolutions and revels at your local progressive social club.
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In 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated Obamacare would "collectively reduce the number of people with employer-sponsored health coverage by about 14 million." CBS News reports on two small business owners who are cancelling their worker's insurance because they say they can no longer afford it.
We talk of the roll-out "disaster" of Obamacare, but now see a real disaster of staggering scale: the typhoon and aftermath in the Philippines.
We survived the "tragedy" of our shut-down, a game of pointless political parlor tricks, when the truly tragic events around the world remind us that governing shouldn't be a game.
We watch the wrangling on Capitol Hill -- who "devastates," "demolishes," "slams" whom. These "life or death" debates pale beside life-or-death struggles of refugees & recovery.
And as we wait for the climate to change in the debate over climate change, the climate has just changed the lives of those in the Philippines forever.
We may use ferocious rhetoric in our politics, but the typhoon should remind us that reality is far fiercer than all our metaphors…and deserves action stronger that rhetoric.
May governments and people of the world pull together for the people of the Philippines, and may we get serious about strengthening a solid, sustainable, safe society for us all.
Join a night of like-spirited souls as you share reactions to this week's actions at your local progressive social club. Read more
Politics today is all about messaging. So I took a quick look at the Twitter account for Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. What I found will not surprise you. Republicans are focused on the ACA rollout and the report that people are being drop from their insufficient healthcare plans. While Democrats are focused on everything from Women's Rights to debt reduction.
While the President mentions healthcare in his tweet today. He also mention's how low the debt is currently vs. 2009. The Democrats are currently searching for a winning message, while the Republicans think they have found one.
President Obama, Senator Reid and Representative Nancy Pelosi pulled off an epic victory for the American people this week when they held strong against the Tea Party’s best efforts to sabotage our government. After fifteen long days of the government shutdown, it was the strong-minded determination of our Democratic leadership that caused House Republicans to blink. The take-away is simple: good wins out in the end.
Undoubtedly, the Tea party will try to regroup and spin the narrative in their favor, but when the January and February due dates approach to revisit the budget and debt ceiling my bet is on bipartisan communication averting anymore drama. Polling indicates most American voters hate what the Tea Party did. Career politicians like GOP Rep. Herrera Beutler are finding their way to the middle, and hard core Tea Party leaders will be booking tickets home in 2014. When the American people make up their minds on something, it takes decades to change it, and they have now decided good governance makes their lives better. Read more