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Anne Lewis :
Report from the weeds: My struggles with the pharmaceutical pusherman

I see myself in some virtual Kafka novel. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | January 18, 2018 January 10 4:53 p.m. Today I found myself suddenly unable to afford Jim’s basic medications. Rasagiline went from $24.38 to $716.00 … finish reading Anne Lewis :
Report from the weeds: My struggles with the pharmaceutical pusherman

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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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Rag Bloggers : A Conversation about Life, Death, and Washington

Rag Blog Discussion Group. Image from bsimple.com. A Rag Blogger conversation: Life, Death, Washington, and the healthcare universe By The Rag Bloggers / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2011 The budget/deficit negotiations in Washington have recently provoked a flurry … finish reading Rag Bloggers : A Conversation about Life, Death, and Washington

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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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Lamar W. Hankins : Medicare and the Corporatist Agenda

The assault of corporatism. Image from The Nation blogs.Medicare’s backstory:How corporatism controls the agenda By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / June 7, 2011 Ever since President Lyndon Johnson succeeded in getting Medicare enacted in 1965, corporatist politicians … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Medicare and the Corporatist Agenda

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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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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Political Idiots and Economic Dementia

Aldous Huxley: the “dogmatism and proselytizing zeal… of religious or political idiots.”Huxley’s ‘political idiots’ andpublic health in America By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / April 13, 2011 “At least two thirds of our miseries spring from … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Political Idiots and Economic Dementia

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Congress : Health Care on Life Support

Cartoon by Matson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / The Moderate Voice.Good riddance to Senate bill;Some encouraging words from the PresidentBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / February 8, 2010 The word emanating from Washington regarding health care … finish reading Congress : Health Care on Life Support

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Faustian Bargain : Congress and Health Care

Cutting the health care deal:Bargaining behind closed doors By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2010 “The country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold … finish reading Faustian Bargain : Congress and Health Care

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Health Care ‘Reform’ : Just Say No to Traitor Joe!

Don’t Surrender to Senator JoeVote “No” on the health care joke By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / December 16, 2009 It looks like the United States Senate is going to cave in and surrender to Joe Lieberman. They … finish reading Health Care ‘Reform’ : Just Say No to Traitor Joe!

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The REAL Death Panel : Congress Gutting Reform

Photo by Mike Albans / AP.The real death panel:A requiem for true health care reform? By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / November 22, 2009 It was ten years ago that I lost my wife who was … finish reading The REAL Death Panel : Congress Gutting Reform

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