Tag Archives: healthcare reform

Myth Romney and the Real Truth about Obamacare

September 1, 2012


This piece was written by Brett Aurich in response to the post, ‘Liberals in the Midst.’ Brett addresses many of the myths surrounding the Affordable Health Care act, and the referenced statistics are found in the links below. We borrowed the title in part from the excellent article by Ernest Dumas.

Myth 1: Obamacare is being partially funded by a $700 billion cut to Medicare. (FALSE)
Reality: Funding for Medicare will actually increase over the next 10 years. However, the rate of increase will drop, partially due to more aggressive prosecution of fraud and a reduction in overpayments to insurance companies.

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Republican National Convection, Day 2

August 30, 2012


Post by Joseph M – Sadly, I must put Condoleezza Rice’s excellent speech to the side and take aim at Congressman Paul Ryan’s 30-minute roller-coaster ride of soaring platitudes, sharp condemnations, and sad flat metaphors.  I like metaphors; I like to use them, read them, and hear them, but Paul Ryan proved to be a very poor man’s […]

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Why We Love Obamacare, Part 1

August 2, 2012


Thanks to Rob and Sarah for sharing their video on YouTube and putting this out there!

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I voted for Obama and all I got was…

July 1, 2012


…this HISTORIC VICTORY on health care! (This post by Laura was originally published on 2.9.2012.  In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, we are reposting it today.) I was at the National Hispanic Medical Society conference in Washington DC when the House agreed to the Senate’s amendment of the Affordable Care Act, on March […]

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10 Reasons Why I Love Chief Justice John Roberts:

June 29, 2012


1. He frequently gets mistaken for Elder Bednar. 2. Unlike Elder Bednar, Roberts knows how to smile with his eyes. 3. In 1998, he petitioned the Supreme Court in behalf of several rerun television series –  and these were amazing T.V. shows such as Hart to Hart, T.J. Hooker, and Who’s the Boss? 4. Roberts has been the […]

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June 28, 2012


The 110 page ruling by the Supreme Court largely upholds the Affordable Health Care Act, including the individual mandate.  And Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote based on the understanding that penalizing people for not having health care is a tax.This is a victory for President Obama and a victory for all of […]

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Why I Support President Obama (Part I)

May 3, 2012


Post by Joseph M-  (Originally posted Feb. 5, 2012) My principal reason for backing President Obama is his support and initiation of healthcare reform, and ultimately his signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in 2010. Republicans have pejoratively labeled it Obamacare; meanwhile President Obama has embraced the term, saying, “I have no problem with […]

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March 27, 2012


Post by Joseph – Did I even spell that right?  The Supreme Court of the United States of America heard oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act today – specifically the individual insurance mandate.  And the questions came hard and fast from the conservative justices on the Court.  In fact, somebody even posed the age-old question: if we allow […]

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Health care reform – 2 years later; has it met its goals?

March 23, 2012

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Today, March 23, 2012, is the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. What an exciting moment in the history of our country. Look at the reaction moment photo.  Obama’s face captures it all, with others cheering in the background.  It looks like Teddy Roosevelt’s horse is also excited. Today the NPR health blog […]

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Why I Support President Obama (Part II)

February 11, 2012


Post by Joseph M – I tried to stay rather upbeat (and nice) in my last post when I expressed my primary reason for supporting President Obama (expansion of access to healthcare in America), but in reality, I am not completely satisfied with how everything turned out. I am disappointed that we did not get the […]

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