T-minus 14 days until the end of the legislative session and one of the largest and most controversial pieces of legislation has moved with almost no media attention. The promises for the new cost containment/ payment reform bills (or … [Read more...]
The Catholic Church aside, what free contraceptive services really means.
As the full scope of the contraceptive services mandate has rolled out over the last few days, learning that it must be offered for free sent me into a great deal of thought about exactly what that means. My first thought was that nothing … [Read more...]
RomneyCare/ObamaCare – Unconstitutional?
Federal Judge in Florida ruled today that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Since BMG has the finest minds on the Internet (no, that's not sarcasm), I ask the denizens: is this likely to stand? Will ObamaCare implementation halt … [Read more...]
Fighting Back on MA HCR
So, how do we respond to this criticism? My thoughts are these: +MA has expensive HC because we have great healthcare +HC doesn't cost us a great deal +MA also has the Partner's oligopoly, which raises prices throughout the state. … [Read more...]
Obama: My Plan Is Like Romneycare
From http://theplumline.whorunsgov.... If you're Mitt Romney, and you're trying to put as much daylight as possible between Obamacare and the universal health plan you signed as Governor of Massachusetts, the last thing you want is for … [Read more...]
Tea Party Activists call Congressmen “F*gg*t” and “N*gg*r”
"Oh, but the Tea Party isn't predicated on racism and bigotry!" TPM: Just after [Rep. Barney] Frank rounded a corner to leave the building, an older protestor yelled "Barney, you faggot." The surrounding crowd of protestors then erupted in … [Read more...]
Give the good guys some love!
I just called the Lynn office of my congressman, Representative John Tierney. I spoke with a very pleasant woman who took my name and thanked me profusely for calling. Let's let the good guys know that we appreciate their … [Read more...]
Capuano Stab in the Back
For the details see talking points memo: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo... I have little to add other than that Capuano is greatly in error if he thinks that the vote for Scott Brown provides reason for Democrats to cave. Capuano … [Read more...]
Emergency Rally for HCR – Tues (1/26/10) 6pm at MGH
In light of the special election loss and the national lack of courage to fight for Health Care Reform we need to make our voices heard. Please show up if you can. Walking distance from the Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line. Rally point is … [Read more...]
Dylan Ratigan hosts HCR debate w/Betsy McCaughey, Rep. Weiner
I'm getting used to the tactics McCaughey deploys in situations like this: heavy-duty pretense that she supports health care reform, the Palin-esque answer-a-question-with-an-answer-to-a-question-of-her-liking technique, the ability to … [Read more...]