I read the following in The Hill’s healthcare report of March 12:
Owning it: Obama’s re-election campaign launched a new Web tool Monday to sell the new healthcare law. The site asks users about their insurance status, age, gender and income, and highlights benefits tailored around those answers. The campaign tool is here.
Curious, I clicked on the link and the “tool” started with asking what my “insurance status” is – private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or no insurance. I clicked “Private insurance” and this popped up on the screen:
When I read Rick Ungar’s latest article in Forbes on single-payer healthcare, I emailed my rather wordy response to him and he encouraged me to post it as a comment on his piece. I did, but it was evidently too long for Forbes, since it didn’t appear when I scrolled through the comments today. So I’m posting it here. If you’d like to read Rick’s piece, click here. Continue reading
“My scans again showed progression. The cancer has continued to climb through my bones and is present throughout my sternum, ribs, clavicle, hip, and more. The cyberknife treatments, however, did work on my spine—good news!
“Unfortunately, there are too many ‘lesions’(hate that word) throughout my body for another concerted cyber treatment at this point (plus, even with insurance it was a ridiculously costly procedure—I am now on an 18-month payment plan for those five sessions—I liken it to a ‘car payment for sick people’!).”
That was an excerpt from my friend Jennie’s blog which chronicles her incredible journey from a small lump discovered in her breast to the cancer that has now metastasized throughout her body. Continue reading
Questions about Health Reform? Question the Spin..
This was originally written for a blog at www.positivelyaware.com, specifically for HIV-positive people, but was not able to be posted there. It’s my hope that many people living with other diseases and “disease group” organizations may find parallels that are relevant to them and their constituencies. Continue reading
If he’s not careful, political writer and contributor to Forbes and The Washington Monthly, regular commentator on Fox News, and friend of health insurance whistleblower and single-payer advocate Wendell Potter, might find squads of United Healthcare, Wellpoint, or Aetna thugs waiting for him around a corner. Continue reading
It has become clear in the last few weeks that people seem to want to know why they should invest the time, effort, and money to participate in DUH. So here’s how I see it.
We very rarely get an opportunity in life to take advantage of foresight. I believe we are at a time in American history when we have that opportunity. Continue reading
Along with “the worst economy since the Great Depression,” “too big to fail” became the catch phrase of 2009. So Wall Street was bailed out and the auto industry got loans while those of us who are now known as the 99% lost jobs, pensions, savings, and hope. President Obama and Democrats caved to the demands of Republicans and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries in order to get a healthcare “reform” bill passed that includes a few beneficial provisions amongst a sea of complicated, profit-driven, Continue reading