The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 158)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1774. Dismissed soldiers' traumatic brain injuries as “headaches” 1775. Was caught on tape pushing…

Health clinic closures put women’s lives at risk

What happens when clinics providing healthcare services to women close? Among other things, American women will needlessly die. That’s the horrifying conclusion from a recent study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. Designed to gauge the impact of the closures of 100 women’s health clinics nationwide between 2010 and 2013, Dr. Amar Srivastava…

Republican Governor Matt Bevin of KY Continues WAR on Healthcare.

Governor Matt Bevin of KY just announced that he will ELIMINATE vision and dental care coverage for 460,000 Medicaid recipients.   Gov. Matt Bevin's administration announced it is cutting Medicaid dental and vision benefits to nearly half a million Kentuckians after a judge on Friday rejected his plan to overhaul the government health plan. Nice.  Bevin…

Unprecedented spite: The American carnage of the GOP health care bill

In December 2003, Democrats in Congress overwhelmingly opposed President Bush’s Medicare Part D prescription drug program. With good reason. The new benefit included the infamous “donut hole,” a gap in coverage which still saddled many seniors with out-of-pocket costs for their prescriptions. Making matters worse for 45 million elderly and the United States Treasury alike,…

Republicans betray their gray-haired base with Trumpcare

Ever since Donald Trump’s shocking victory on Election Day, press, pundits, and pollsters have engaged in a furious debate about which voters propelled him to the White House. Was Trump’s win the revenge of the “guns and bitter crowd” in the Rust Belt, the white working-class voters whose racism, xenophobia and/or “economic anxiety” led them…

Clinton's Lie Shows She's Afraid of Losing Her Strongest Supporters

Why would Hillary Clinton risk lying when lack of honesty and conviction is her biggest perceived weakness among voters? Looking at who she’s lying to answers the question. Hillary Clinton claimed in Iowa: “His plan would take Medicare and Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Affordable Care Act health-care insurance and private employer…