I Am Shocked By the Irrational Hysteria Over Healthcare Reform

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    Policy Cancellations: The New GOP Obamacare Boogeyman

    Freedom Doesn’t Require Letting Insurance Companies Rip People OffBy Amanda Marcotte Monday, November 4, 2013  When the whole “people’s plans are getting cancelled and they’re getting charged a lot more for the same plan!” lie started to fall apart, conservatives...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    Pretty Horrified.

    I am horrified at the actions of some of the protestors. We need a big overhaul to this system, the same old same old isn't working anymore. One thing though, is that when we demonstrate/lobby/ect. is that we are our own worst enemy to the cause. If you want someone to get your...
    TheLetterR TheLetterR
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    Tea Party Members Cut Gas Line To Dems House!

     Tea party activists weren't particularly fond of Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Va., even before he voted for the healthcare reform bill last weekend. So maybe it's not a surprise that they posted what they thought was Perriello's home address on a blog, inviting people to "drop...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Mar 24, 2010

    I Am In Canada And Love Healthcare Here

    I had something that bled on me and needed removal in short order. I found it one night and went to the ER and the ER doctor sent me to a specialist the next day at suppertime, before the specialist would go home. Here, at the specialist the next day, they removed it and did NOT...
    jmintuck jmintuck
    Apr 30, 2012

    Holy Healthcare!

    Physician recruitment across Canada and the US is my daily 9-5, so I've had an ear full on the Health care Reform. Everyday I work with American doctors and it is essential to understand what is happening with this reform, living in Canada I have the chance to experience free...
    Linxer Linxer
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 23, 2010

    You Know The Funny Thing About Obamacare Site Glitches ........

    How they didn't cost american taxpayers 24 Billion Dollars!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 30, 2013

    Petition In Support Of Public Option

      http://act.boldprogressives.org/cms/sign/bipartisanship/?akid=428.392597.naQ-Fq&rd=1&source=e1&t=2 Sign ASAP to get the message to congress before the summit!
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    Health Coverage Declines But Companies’ Profits Soar

    FROM: http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/11/16/health-coverage-declines-but-companies-profits-soar/ BY: Mike Hall The number of working-age Americans who get their health care coverage through work dropped for the ninth year in a row in 2009, according to a new study by the Economic...
    imabear imabear
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Nov 17, 2010

    Continued Hysteria

    I was just at my public library.  There were men with petitions that read No OBAMA HEALTHCARE.  There were hundreds of signatures.  When the man asked me to sign I said no and explained that I was a nurse and that we desperately needed healthcare reform because...
    anniems anniems
    8 Responses Jul 12, 2010

    These People Are Becoming Violent and Scary

    I've blogged quite a bit about healthcare and outlined the Colonel Kurtz like decent into madness opponets of Healthcare reform have succumb to. I've talked about the bizarre "New World Order/Illuminati" conspiracy plots; comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler and...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    75 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    A Change Of Tone Is Needed

    We can turn the defeat in Massachusetts into a wake up call to galvanize Progressives.  For one year, our Administration has had its head and shoulders firmly engaged in the business of the country and the workings of government, dealing with two Wars...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    67 Responses Jan 24, 2010
    Aether71 Aether71
    36-40, M
    Nov 23, 2010

    Abortion And Craigslist

    This is a very recent posting on CL... disgusting me thinks: http://richmond.craigslist.org/zip/2196129447.html
    williemcd williemcd
    51-55, M
    Feb 3, 2011

    "deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out On How Corporate Pr Is Killing Health Care And Deceiving Americans"

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/11/16/wendell_potter_on_deadly_spin_an Link to Democracy Now! interview with Wendell Potter, author of "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans". Mr. Potter is a...
    imabear imabear
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2010

    STFU! Obamacare Passed. Paassssssedddd.

    APPETIZING YOUNG HATE FOR SALE   MARCO RUBIO WOULD NOT LIKE TO TRY YOUR SAMPLE OF OBAMACARE THANK YOU VERY MUCH by SNIPY Oh, conservatives. Your perpetual ragesad about Obamacare could power a small country. We lose track of what you are mad at today. What are you mad at...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 4, 2013

    Busted! Proof John Boehner Faked Obamacare Sign-up Problems

    Obamacare is a FAILURE!! Obamacare is a FAILURE!! Kneel before Koch! Oh, the right-wing fantasy machine is a powerful beast, capable of moving mountains (of stupid). And that machine burns loads of high octane furl in the form of bias, ignorance and (preferably) outright...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 25, 2013
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Jan 15, 2014

    Earthcare Quasi-free American Heathcare

    The Earthcare policy: Since the GDP of the United States in 2008, according to the World Bank, was $14,204,322,000,000 and Healthcare cost was about $2,350,000,000,000 health care was 16.89% of GDP. We will lower this to 10% of GDP or about $1.5 trillion per year (the first year...
    jehova jehova
    26-30, M
    Aug 3, 2012

    Canadian Living In Texas For the Past 25 Yrs.

     I have been on BOTH sides of this debate and let me tell you that healthcare in Canada is EXCELLENT.  I am now 58 yrs old and can't afford the premiums they want for my health insurance ($400) a month AND then all the co-pays, etc, etc.  This is ridiculous...
    klee1 klee1
    7 Responses Aug 12, 2009

    Yes, But. . .

    That is basically what Republican whip, Eric Cantor said in response to the past week's violence and threats towards Democrats who voted for the health care reform package. After denouncing the violence, he quickly went to blaming the democrats for making a big deal about it...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    14 Responses Mar 26, 2010

    What Is The Market Value Of A Human Life?

    For decades now we have done this. Tweak this, regulate that. It can't be done anymore. And before anyone say but doing that will cost money. How much is a human life worth exactly? Large private insurers have a figure. Do you? How much is Grandma worth, in dollars? Or the...
    Tzech Tzech
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Nov 27, 2009

    Obamacare’s Awesome ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Revealed !

    So much for Right Wing Nut Case's and their Obamacare Hysteria. Unbeknownst to millions of Tea Party faithful and a large majority of the corporatist mainstream media, Obamacare’s (Affordable Care Act) individual insurance mandate isn’t much of a mandate at all, and it...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    Let Me Blunt

    Let me be blunt, I've worked hard all my life, in the last 34 years of my work life I've missed 45 days total. I had company and job after fold up and blow away. I'm a skilled tradesman. I'm working again after a another job dried up and blew away for Six month once again I won't...
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    Unacceptable Ignorance

    When Sarah Palin was embarrassing the US in front of the entire world in the last election I comforted myself with recollections of Gerald Ford falling over his feet or Spiro Agnew knocking out another golf spectator. Vice presidents are chosen because they are harmless idiots...
    stevester stevester
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    Status Of Court Cases Regarding The Healthcare Reform Bill.

    This is a summary of where this bill stands within our court system. Ken Cuccinelli is the Virginia State Attorney General. The first state to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare. It's rather long but 100% factual unlike most of the posts I've encountered in this...
    williemcd williemcd
    51-55, M
    Oct 26, 2010

    What Kind Of Doctor Complains About People Having Too Much Access To Health Care? A Doctor Who’S On The Payroll Of Fox News In The Age Of Obamacare.

    What kind of doctor complains about people having too much access to health care? A doctor who’s on the payroll of Fox News in the age of Obamacare. Meet Doctor Marc Siegel. What kind of doctor complains about people having too much access to health care? A doctor who’s...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 29, 2013

    I'm a Bit Confused

    Gee,  It seem a lot of hysteria is  being generated over a ridiculous Nazis comparison, but aren't Corporate board rooms making those decision as we speak just by setting lifetime limits on medical coverage. Ending coverage when the limit is met , maybe it's not a...
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2009

    ‘Are You Serious?!’ Democrat Congressman Flips Out on GOP Obstructionists! (Video)

    Way to go....this guy has a backboneDem Rep. Jumps Out of Chair, Explodes at GOP?ers During Obamacare HearingBill Pascrell (D-NJ) rose from his seat on Tuesday during a congressional hearing into the Affordable Care Act?s problematic roll-out. He accused his Republican...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    The GOP’S Worst Very Likely Nightmare: Obamacare Succeeding

    Every time I hear Obamacare, all I picture is Michele Bachmann going into a fit. She is like a windup toy when it comes to Obamacare. Just wind her up and watch her go: “Oh-bama-care, Oh-bama-care, Oh-bama-care.” The rest of the GOP follow suit, but Bachmann adds her crazy...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

    The All-purpose Boogey Man For Frustrated People

    Looking at these "Town Hells" its easy to see what's really happening. Listen to what people are saying: "I'm scared!" "I don't know what's happening!" "You have to listen to us!" The reality is that people are hurt, scared and angry...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2009

    The Parrot Technique

    About 25 years ago, assertion training was very big.  The primary technique for holding your own was to say the same thing over and over again, sort of a way of insulating yourself against repeated requests from someone manipulative.  It was actually called the "...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Sep 1, 2009

    Obama's Proposal Will Improve the Economy!

    President Obama should have stuck to his original premise that healthcare reform is necessary to help the economy. The economy is driven entirely by consumer purchases. Problem: We're all ******* broke! One of the main reason we're all broke (and thus cannot BUY anything) is...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    12 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    What Is The Big Problem?

    I am not American, nor do I live there but I just can't see the big problem that some have regarding these reforms and find some of the vitriol and mud slinging regarding it as waaaaaay over the top.  What is the big issue? I live in the UK where we have universal...
    iguaname iguaname
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 28, 2010

    House Passes Repeal Bill

    Step one is done.245 - 189,,,, Interesting in that the passage was 219, 214. Pressure will now be put on Reid and the Senate. Can Reid afford the negative public pressure to deny an up and down vote? Or can he afford the vote to go forward and see a number of Dems vote to...
    williemcd williemcd
    51-55, M
    Jan 19, 2011

    Protestors Increasingly Bringing Assault Rifles/guns to Debates!

    A man was spotted Monday afternoon carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle and a pistol at a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Arizona where President Obama was speaking. The local paper The Arizona Republic reported: A man, who...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    27 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    Watch: A Democratic Rep. Refuses To Give In To A Republican’s Obamacare Lies

    Watch: A Democratic Rep. Refuses To Give In To A Republican’s Obamacare Lies When a Republican Congressman from Texas started scaremongering about Obamacare during a hearing this morning held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, a Democrat from New Jersey stood his...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2013

    Uninsured Alabama Man Robs Bank To Receive Healthcare In Jail

    To be honest....when I had a cancer scare and a gap in healthcare and got laid off in 2011....I seriously considered the same thing Things have gotten so bad for the poor in America, that this week in Alabama, a man became so desperate for food and shelter that he decided to rob...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

    Email from my ultra-conservative sister-in-law--Give me strength!

    Now hear this--I had this sent to me in an email. I am not a fan of Walmart policies, nor do I think the claims made in this are factual. I posted it as an example of some of the reactionary stuff out there since HCR passed. Wal-Mart vs The Morons 1 . Americans spend...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest
    56-60, F
    23 Responses Mar 28, 2010


    Clearly what we have now is not working. There are what, 50,000,000 uninsured people? How is that okay? Personally, I think something needs to be done about the pharmaceutical companies. What they're doing is not right. My medication costs $450. And I need it. Thankfully...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2009

    And I Quote:

    "Keep your government hands off my Medicare!"   About sums it all up.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 3, 2010

    Hope And Health Your Attitude Is Your Future

    Doctors tell you ,no hope ,no future.Your thought what go home and wait to Die? You have tried everything health you have ever heard of you have looked into with no help. If you have had a stroke,and your left side is numb.The thinking of Doctors is I hope the feellng,and...
    scooterkoss scooterkoss
    51-55, M
    Nov 6, 2012

    Republican's Are Not Pro Life But Many Are Pro Car Insurance

    Way back when I was trying to get my Driver's License in the 1980's, many were (Soo!)! Into it being (Mandatory) to have Auto Insurance or else get Fined if we are caught not having it. Since then? Who has been Griping and Complaining about it?And yet because "Healthcare...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    About Obamacare or even better

    than Obamacare someday universal healthcare, socialisted medicine!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Jan 23, 2014
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