Suprise Billing To Be Resolved in February 2020 to be Enacted in 2022

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 19/02/2020 - 3:40am in



I had wondered why the Senate (Schumer) had backed off on legislation controlling surprise billing. It turns out there is a House bill also and I am sure they are going back and forth on this. Recently, two bills have emerged in the House and one from the Senate. Medscape, “House Committees Advance Bills to […]

Doctor Surprise Billing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 15/02/2020 - 4:01am in

This doctor is a bit much; but, he gets a point across which I have been making also. The issue(s) Dr. ZDogg  is describing about what commercial healthcare insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, hospitals, and now doctors are doing needs to be told over and over again. Schumer and the Senate have to release the portion […]

Progressive idealism and Medicare For All

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 9:50pm in

I have suggested (here and here) that idealism is leading progressives astray.  Idealism leads progressives to ignore the political opposition that their proposals will encounter, and the need to win over reluctant allies through policy design, messaging, and – yes – compromise. A clear example of the pitfalls of progressive idealism is provided by the […]

Does America Hate Its Children?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 1:36am in

December 2012,  Robert Reich wrote about America’s children   .   .   .    Remember the Children. “America’s children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society. Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns. We’re not protecting them from poverty. The […]

Anti-Bernie Sanders Attack Ads Are Going to Be Awesome

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/02/2020 - 6:15pm in

Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls and might be the Democratic nominee for president of United States. If that happens, you know that Republicans will go after him for being a “democratic socialist.” Soviet nostalgia, here we come!

VFW Demands Apology from Trump

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 12:00pm in



for Downplaying Brain Injuries Suffered from Iranian Attack, CNN, Veronica Stracqualursi, January 2020 It is bad enough for trump to have evaded the draft multiple times giving heel spurs as a reason for doing so; but here we are and now, trump can tell us what is a serious injury and what is not. If […]

Thoughts and Feelings on cancer

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 9:45pm in



I have begun to keep a daily journal on my thoughts and feelings in the lead-up to my diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a dedifferentiated lymphosarcoma in the groin area.  Sharing these thoughts was not my first or second impulse until Bill encouraged me to keep notes of my progress and publish  them (from the  […]

Rep Jayapal and Sen Sanders Have Introduced Medicare For All Bills: Part 2

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 22/01/2020 - 8:00am in

Part 2 discusses why we must have the government issue payments to hospitals, clinics, etc. and also set the budgets for hospitals and this is how they are paid rather than billing multiple insurers and also patients. There is also only one payer. The later part is what I have been pounding on repeatedly. Forget […]

Rep Jayapal and Sen Sanders’ Have Introduced Medicare for All Bills: Part 1

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 19/01/2020 - 4:45pm in

I have exchanged emails with Kip Sullivan several times and believe he has the clearest explanation on Single Payer. I have found him to be a good source for the two Single Payer bills in Congress today. Unfortunately, it is a long explanation and it can not be summed up on one page or in […]

News and Words that Caught My Eye this Week

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 19/01/2020 - 6:31am in

“Teacher of the Year‘ kneels during college football championship attended by Trump,”ABC News, January 16, 2020 During a ceremony honoring the 2019 “Teachers of the Year,” one in particular stood out. The honoree from Minnesota, Kelly Holstine, chose to kneel during the national anthem at the NCAA football championship game on Monday, where the ceremony […]