Category Archives: Health Care

Petition: Call On Larry Hogan To Oppose ACA Repeal

The MCDCC has another petition out, this one calling for Governor Larry Hogan, who appears to have forgotten the name of the current occupant of the White House, to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Health insurance coverage for at least 430,000 Marylanders would be at risk in the event of repeal. Go sign.

Dear Governor Hogan

Here’s a map (thanks to the MoCo YDs for the post) you might want to look at. The highest concentrations of Marylanders enrolled in the ACA, and thus susceptible to sudden termination at the whim of that narcissistic psychopath now playing at being president, live in areas that voted heavily for you, sir. What are you gonna do when our friends and… Read more »

Sunday Health Care Rally

Over 2,000 loud, raucous, passionate supporters of the ACA turned out on a Sunday afternoon in January to advocate for a continuation  signature Obama legislation. Yours truly got video of the whole thing (couldn’t do live because of the crappy wifi signal (in a college? C’mon man!). Then I got to spend four hours wrestling with the damn video, ending… Read more »

Rally To Save Health Care

On Sunday, January 15, there will be a series of rallies around the country to focus attention on the looming demise of the Affordable Care Act. The Maryland version will be held at Bowie State University at 2:00, and lots of your favorite elected officials will be there. Your favorite blogger might even put in an appearance too. Local Democratic leaders… Read more »

The Post And Bernie Sanders – Again

Apparently, Charlie Pierce and I did not get all of Fred Hiatt’s bowels yesterday, and Dr. Pierce is even less enamored of mornings than I am, so I’ll have to at least prep the patient for another surgery today. Apparently, the Post has just now discovered that around election time, politicians make extravagant promises that are unlikely to be kept. Oh,… Read more »

Van Hollen On The Floor: “Denying Women Access to Affordable Care is GOP’s Top Priority in 2016”

Here are Chris Van Hollen’s opening remarks on the House floor on the GOP budget reconciliation bill that seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Dude has been incredibly busy today cranking out important statements on policy issues. It may be a new year, Mr. Speaker, but here we go again. We’re in this Congress on the floor of this… Read more »

Pharma Bro Arrested

Martin Shkreli, the reviled “pharma bro” who jacked up the price of a drug used to treat AIDS-related symptoms from $13 a pill to $750, was arrested on securities fraud charges this morning. Not for jacking up drug prices, but for stealing from his former company. A boyish drug company entrepreneur, who rocketed to infamy by jacking up the price… Read more »