If you haven’t read this article, or seen some of the reporting on Steven Brill’s findings investigating the high costs and ineffectiveness of American healthcare, you need to get on it as soon as possible. If you are like me it will take you awhile to get over your anger and disgust at how “non profit” hospitals make their record profits. Check it out: http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/bitter-pill-why-medical-bills-are-killing-us/?hpt=hp_c3
Since I recently highlighted a progressive website devoted to The Working Families Party, all for your edification in an earlier post, I thought I would share with you a truly frightening site I found for 60 Plus Association. The Koch Brothers funded “Senior Advocate” organization is putting out some of the election year ads against President Obama that you will see this summer. Continue reading
Working Families Party is a neat little Progressive page for those of us in New York, and other states, that think it really sucks that people work hard for forty hours a week, and yet have no health insurance, sick pay or vacation time. Working families can’t afford their own lobbyists, so it is nice to something on the internet that represents them. Continue reading
We have a tempest brewing in a teapot here in NYC, and it is not so sweet since Mayor Bloomberg announced the City Hall plan to bar restaurants, theaters and delis from selling sweetened beverages bigger than 16 ounces. After a PR nightmare of defending Mayor David Bloomberg’s proposed size reduction of soft drinks sold in New York City, on Donut Day, of all days, reaction varies wildly from person to person, from support to extreme irritation.
“If Americans are promised not just liberty but life and happiness, is there not a constitutional right to affordable healthcare?” Check out the offering form one of MY favorite blogs to visit, and show some love while you are there: Europe Is Baffled by the U.S. Supreme Court – Democratic Underground.