There's no way a simple throat swab intended to determine whether a patient has strep should cost more than a few hundred dollars (and in any other rich nation, it wouldn't).
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price promised on Sunday that "nobody will be worse off" under the Republican plan to replace President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
Staples founder Tom Stemberg's obituary had some interesting Romney quotes in it.
North Carolina's hapless Republican Senate primary frontrunner, Speaker Thom Tillis, is the perfect example of the bind Republican candidates find themselves in when trying to deal with repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MA) clashed with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Sunday over the claim that President Barack Obama's health care reform law had crippled 85 percent of the insurance market to help a "few" uninsured Americans.
Chris Hayes opened his show with an editorial tonight and I'm right there with him. I'm sick to death of the media coverage comparing the rollout of the Affordable Care Act to Katrina. I've had it with the Republicans doing everything in their power to do real damage to real people's lives with their sabotage and obstruction and like Hayes, I'm fed up with these weak kneed Democrats thinking that they can distance themselves from the law politically if they wanted to.
Those puritanical or science-ignorant Republicans don't realize that this is the king of unintended consequences.
As we've already discussed around here, David Gregory was never too fond of the idea of some fact checking being done so that viewers would know how many whoppers he was allowing his guests to get away with. On this Sunday's Meet the Press, forget the guests -- it was Gregory himself who needed the fact checker.
If we want any part of President Obama's initiatives described in his inaugural speech to become reality in the next four years, we'd better gear up and get ready to fight, because they're dog-whistling the troops, particularly on the topics of
“What you are looking at is a nation with a grotesquely unequal distribution of wealth and income, tremendous economic power on Wall Street, and now added to all of that is big money interests, the billionaires and corporations now buying elections,” Sanders tells Bill. “I fear very much that if we don’t turn this around, we’re heading toward an oligarchic form of society.”
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