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Lamar W. Hankins :
When conscience rules…

There may be a silver lining to religion-based attacks on the ACA. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 The legal cases filed against the Affordable Care Act requirements that health insurance include contraceptive coverage … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
When conscience rules…

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The ubiquitous influence of religion in America

Beginning with the push against the Communist menace in the 1950s, which led to the increased use of “In God We Trust” on our coinage , religion has increasingly pushed its way into public policy. By Lamar W. Hankins | … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The ubiquitous influence of religion in America

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Paul Krassner : Is There a Doctor in the House?

Doctors provide free medical care at the Riverside County Fair Grounds in California’s Coachella Valley earlier this year. Image from KESQ.com. California tops in most uninsured: Is there a doctor in the house? The insurance industry has a preexisting condition … finish reading Paul Krassner : Is There a Doctor in the House?

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Ted McLaughlin : Are We Moving Towards Single-Payer?

Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks / Flickr. Image from OtherWords.The pressures moving the U.S. closerto a single-payer health care system There will be a huge pressure to reform Medicaid — and the only way to reform it adequately is to … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Are We Moving Towards Single-Payer?

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Saving Granny from Vouchercare

Political cartoon by Nick Anderson / Houston Chronicle.Unkindest cut of all:Saving Granny from Vouchercare By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 15, 2011 “Avarice has so seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Saving Granny from Vouchercare

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Democrats, Medicare, and the ‘Jaws of Victory’

Jaws: Leaving an opening for the Republicans.From the jaws of victory…The Democrats, Medicare andthe ‘winning message’ By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 1, 2011 “In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Democrats, Medicare, and the ‘Jaws of Victory’

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Republicans and ‘Medicare As We Know It’

Rep. Paul Ryan and ‘medicare as we know it.’ Photo by J. Scott Applewhite / AP.(but should be made ineffective…)Republicans agree that Medicare is essentialBy Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / April 13, 2011 This past week, House … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Republicans and ‘Medicare As We Know It’

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Health Care : High Drama at Blair House

Health care debate: it even hurts to listen. Image from A Blog of My Own.High drama at Blair House:The Republican response and the ‘independent voter’ By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 With considerable … finish reading Health Care : High Drama at Blair House

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Private Health Insurance : Going the Way of the Dinosaur

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE In the map above, the countries with universal health care are in blue. Those trying to get it are in green. Note that the United States proudly takes its place among the third-world countries of … finish reading Private Health Insurance : Going the Way of the Dinosaur

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Health Care Blues : Citizens Suffer While Insurance Profits Soar

Photo from Public Option Health Care Now.Health care blues:Insurance profits soar, Congress fiddles,Teabaggers rail against ‘socialist’ Obama By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / February 21, 2010 As I write, we await the President’s open discussion about … finish reading Health Care Blues : Citizens Suffer While Insurance Profits Soar

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Report : Skyrocketing Profits for Big Insurance Companies

Photo by Tanya J. Harding from stock.xchng.Report: Big insurance companies out of control The top five insurers made $12 billion in profits last year, while dropping coverage for 2.7 million people. By Chris Frates / February 12, 2010 With health … finish reading Report : Skyrocketing Profits for Big Insurance Companies

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Health Care Reform : ‘This Won’t Hurt a Bit’

Cartoon by Puckett from Stand Up For America.Congress’ health care fix: Cure worse than the disease? By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2010 “History records that the money changers have used every form of … finish reading Health Care Reform : ‘This Won’t Hurt a Bit’

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