Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

“One-Hundred and Counting!”

This is my 100th article published on Huffington Post.

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It hasn’t been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories.

But each one has been a victory even though it’s not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or jail time. It’s not historical or record breaking, but each is painstakenly researched, often prescient, generally significant, and usually relevant.

What, then, is it?

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“An UnHealthy Debate: Again!”

This HealthCare article has just been posted on The Huffington Post , Monday, Jan 17. Read it on HuffPost by selecting this link.

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The Repeal of the HealthCare Bill will add $230 billion to the deficit!

House Republicans are threatening to repeal the HealthCare Bill—and replace it!

At the end of their first week in office the new majority will, as they’ve promised in their Pledge to America, vote to repeal ObamaCare—the HealthCare Bill that took a long and difficult year to pass. Unfortunately, what finally emerged was a weakened compromise; a skeleton of real reform, forced upon the American people by the Obstructionist Party.

Last February I wrote an article, “UnAmerican Activities: An UnHealthy Debate,” in which I described glaring disruptions to the discourse over quality healthcare reform. It was clearly an opportunity missed to discuss and finally control debilitating healthcare costs.

It was an incredibly ugly time in this 100 year battle.

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“Making All the Wrong Moves!”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Monday morning under politics. Click on the link to go to the article on The Huff Post.

Hoops should have taught the President about making the right moves!

When Barack Obama was elected our 44th President it was a great day for America.

He was educated, articulate, analytical, and compassionate—all qualities absent in our previous president. He appeared to be the embodiment of Lincoln, Kennedy, and both Roosevelts. Someone who understood our challenges and had plans to fix them. Someone who would make all the right moves.

But appearances can be deceiving. He still possesses those qualities, but something’s missing.

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“The Evaporation of Hope!”

Just two short years ago we were promised hope and change!

After 8 years of a disastrous administration we, Independents like myself, Democrats, and some disgruntled Republicans voted Barack Obama into the office of President over the tired, old, destructive platform of John McCain.

The need for change was obvious and the promise of hope exhilarating. We had a dynamic, charismatic candidate that offered promise for the future; an opportunity to right the wrongs of the previous administration and 12 years of a destructive Congress.

It was clear that Obama understood the needs of the people and would work hard to restore the balances that make this country great! There had been a long, slow, painful 30 year erosion of that balance and America was in an agonizing death spiral. Obama promised to reverse that!

But, as an Independent, a year-and-a-half into his Presidency, I’m wondering…

Where is the change that millions of Americans were hoping for?

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UnAmerican Activities: “An UnHealthy Debate”

Healthcare in the United States is a mess.

This country has never been more unRealistically divided on this big an issue in my lifetime.

What this debate needed was the Lion’s roar, the wise voice of its champion, Senator Ted Kennedy, who has been fighting for the people’s right to quality, affordable healthcare for 40 years.

Instead of a healthy debate over one of the most essential issues of our time, we got disruptive Town Hall meetings. Instead of having politicians debating intelligently the need for healthcare reform, we get Republicans who want to see President Obama defeated. Instead of discussing the need to cover the more than 45 million Americans without healthcare, we get death panels.

The inability of Congress to work together to develop a healthy plan for America is killing people—destroying the health of this nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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