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HMOtrocity 0

Grimmy says to Mother Goose,

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Aside:

In retrospect, I’ve concluded that the more to HMO-style health care that started in the 1970s and 1980s as the way to “fix” American heath care was a big mistake. It effectively put American health care under the control of insurance companies, which are incentivized, as the neologism goes, to provide as little actual care as possible, and removed it from medical professionals, most of whom (and yes there is the occasional glaring exception) care about caring.

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The Pusher Men 0

Read the transcript.

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Diagno$i$ Moolah 0

Title:  S. O. P. at Marketing General Hospital.  Image:  Doctors and OR staff gathered around a man prepping for surgery.  Surgeon looks at chart and says,

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The Pusher Men 0

A small move toward truth in vending . . . .

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday the Trump administration has finalized regulations requiring drug companies to disclose list prices of medications costing more than $35 for a month’s supply.

(snip)

Drug companies responded that adding prices to their commercials could unintentionally harm patients.*

Much more at the link.

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*Yeah. Right.

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GOP Health Care: Don’t Get Sick.
If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.
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David points out Senator Chuck Grassley’s health care hypocrisy. (Warning: Commercial at the 7:30 mark.)

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The Pusher Men 0

Woman at drugstore counter asks pharmacist,

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The “Tyranny” of Good Health Care 0

A caller, now living in Arkansas, describes his first-hand experience with Canadian healthcare and exposes the propaganda promulgated by the insurance companies.

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Just the Vaxx, Ma’am 0

Frame One:  Picture of little dog, captioned,

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Republican Health Care: Don’t Get Sick.
If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.
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Caption:  If you're searching for the new GOP health care plan . . .  Image:  Dead body with toe tag reading,

Via Juanita Jean.

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One Thing Is Not Like the Other Thing 0

Large life-saver labeled

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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A Pre-Existing Condition 0

Paul Krugman and Dick Polman differ on what precisely said pre-existing condition may be. Read them both and decide which one is correct.

Afterthought:

Their two diagnoses are not mutually exclusive.

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The Stalker 0

Donald Trump standing on 5th Avenue pointing gun at person labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Pulling the Plug 0

Headline: Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end

Donald Trump pulling the plug on patient on life support because of pre-existing conditions.

Image via Job’s Anger.

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The American Way of Health 0

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Trumpling Medicare 0

Frame One:  Man says,

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“Just the Vaxx, Ma’am” 0

David discusses Italy’s move against the anti-vaxxers, as well as the types of emails he gets from anti-vaxxers on the right and the left when he covers this issue.

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The GOP Health Plan: “Don’t Get Sick. If You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly” 0

Thom tries to understand why Republicans are so dead set against affordable health care. Callers propose various theories.

(I think the second caller may be onto something.)

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Expatriate 0

A tale of American health not care.

Just read it.

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Obamascare 0

Dick Polman takes a long and penetrating look at the ruling from a Texas Federal District court that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, even you the Supreme Court ruled otherwise six years ago. If you want to know what’s going on, his analysis is a good place to start.

Here’s a bit (italics in the original):

Cue the conservative Wall Street Journal’s editorial: “Millions of people now rely on Obamacare’s subsidies and rules – which argues against judges repealing the law by fiat.”

Repealing the law by fiat…True that. Conservatives always complain about “judicial overreach,” about liberal judges “legislating from the bench.” Yet here we have a classic example. The broad sweep of this ruling – if allowed to stand – would wipe out everything in the law, from the popular protection of people with preexisting medical conditions, to the popular coverage for young people until age 26, to the expansion of Obamacare via Medicaid – which has become so popular that it’s now a feature in 36 states, including Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, and West Virginia. Those I’ve listed are all red states.

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