Category Archives: Health Care and Related Issues

Cartoon: How Trumpcare Helps Ordinary Americans

WE CAN STILL SAVE MEDICAID! If you live in Alaska, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, or Arkansas, it’s ESSENTIAL that you call your senator! It’s easy and doesn’t take long; you can find calling scripts here. … Continue reading

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Cartoon: It’s No Longer About Obamacare

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon. This cartoon has a single panel, which shows Mitch McConnell, holding an axe, standing next to a huge tree that he’s clearly been chopping down; the tree … Continue reading

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Cartoon: On the revised American Health Care Act

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them at Patreon. Transcript of cartoon: Panel 1 A man in a suit is standing on a stage, in front of a crowd, grandly introducing a furry, fanged, unicorn-horned, pointy-eared, polka-dot dinosaur-tailed monster. … Continue reading

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Health Care Policy, Controlling Costs, And Not Admitting What You Want

The AHCA, also know as “repeal and replace,” has suffered an embarrassing defeat, and that makes me happy. It’s looking likely that Obamacare is going to survive. For now. The Republicans are in an interesting position. Most conservative intellectuals seem … Continue reading

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Hilary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders vs an unidentified gentleman

Highlights from the Fourth Democratic Debate | New Republic Presidential candidates in both parties too often speak as if the President is the secret love child of The Wizard of Oz and the genie from “Aladdin.” They make incredible promises … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declines To Gut Obamacare, 6-3

From Chief Justice Roberts’ decision (pdf): In a democracy, the power to make the law rests with those chosen by the people. Our role is more confined—”to say what the law is.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137, 177 (1803). … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Maternity Leave vs Profit

This seems like a good time to announce that I’m starting a Patreon to support my political cartoons. Please check it out (and tell me if you spot any typos!). This cartoon was a collaboration with my friend Becky Hawkins. … Continue reading

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Appeals Courts Issue Contrary Rulings On Affordable Care Act

An exciting day for ACA-watchers! This morning a three-judge panel from The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Obamacare’s federal subsidies to help people afford health insurance can be offered to people who buy their insurance … Continue reading

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Pelosi didn’t say Congress would have to vote for the ACA to know what’s in it

In another thread, Ron wrote: The ACA is one example, when even the then-Speaker of the House said that Congress would have to vote for it to find out what’s in it… Ron, regarding that Pelosi quote, here’s how Politico … Continue reading

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Want Fewer Heroin Deaths And Users? Give Addicts Heroin For Free

Well, for free under very controlled circumstances. From a blog post by “M.S.” on The Economist: But we do have a good idea of how to stop more people from destroying themselves specifically with heroin injection, which has a higher … Continue reading

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