Be safe, be well, be at peace

Be safe, be well, be at peace Be safe, be well, be at peace, Your PDA National Staff Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wishes you a safe,healthy holiday. Instead of our usual “Sustainer Sunday”fundraising email, we urge you to Tell Congress: We needadequate COVID-19 legislation that protects healthcareprofessionals and the USPS—the latter must be fullyfunctioning…

We’re Heartbroken! Nurses Are Dying!

We’re Heartbroken! Nurses Are Dying! Solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarTOMORROW, 4/5–Click To Email Mike Fox For Info.   Stay Informed! Read PDA’s Recent Posts   Make Empowering, Effective Calls From Your Home…

Economist validates Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All tax-question answer.

For too long the mainstream media has been given a pass for being the patsy of the plutocracy. Many times they ask loaded questions with an intent to mislead and in doing so placate their masters, the pharmaceutical industrial complex, the healthcare industrial complex, the energy industrial complex, and every other monopolistic consortium in between. It…

Alright. Let's Talk About a Public Option With Regards to Health Care.

I’m for Medicare for All.  However, the public option is being touted by some of the Democratic presidential candidates as the alternative to Medicare for All.  I’m not going to recount all the arguments being made against Medicare for All.  Instead, I’m going to focus on the politcal arguments being made for the public option and…

Thoughts on debate topics – Medicare for All

This is the second post on a topic featuring in the Democratic Presidential debates of the past few nights where I think there was a chance that was missed to make some key points.  I decided to offer this one after listening to what I thought was a totally misunderstanding in most of the commentary…

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson: Jesus is my health care

Let’s just take a step back and marvel at what we’ve become. A guy in a Methuselah beard and camo headband who claims he didn’t have health insurance for 50 years appears on the top-rated cable news network’s signature business show to argue in favor of his health care plan, and that plan is this:…

Nearly 30 pharmaceutical companies plan to raise their prices in 2019

Hey, as long as weed stays the same price, I’ll somehow get through the next two years. But this is terrible news for a lot of vulnerable people. From Reuters: Novartis AG (NOVN.S) and Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) are among nearly 30 drugmakers that have taken steps to raise the U.S. prices of their medicines in…

CREDO Action Puts Pressure On Nancy Pelosi To Deny Any GOP Veto Power Over The Democratic Agenda

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Rep. Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again become speaker of the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, she is contemplating new congressional rules – pushed by corporate Democrats and Republicans – that would give Republicans veto power over huge parts of the Democratic agenda.1,2,3 Right now – before Leader Pelosi officially becomes speaker but…