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Open Enrollment 2019

The leaves are changing.  It’s Open Enrollment Season, or as the Trump Administration calls it, “Weekend at Bernie’s”. Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15th to December 7th.  The compressed under age 65 Open Enrollment is now November 1st to … Continue reading

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They Suffer Least Who Suffer What They Choose

The song is American Gothic.  The artist, David Ackles.  I remember where I was when I first heard an odd song about an unsuccessful farmer and his less-than-faithful spouse.  The payoff was the last line, “They suffer least who suffer … Continue reading

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Just Another Boring Week In Washington DC

It was just another boring week in Washington DC.  Nothing going on.  True, the president’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, was staying at the same hotel as we were.  We happened upon the hearings while we were walking through … Continue reading

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Chutzpah

The old definition of Chutzpah – A man kills his parents. He is tried and convicted.  As the court is about to announce his sentence, he stops the judge and begs for mercy because he is an orphan.  That’s Chutzpah. … Continue reading

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Attacked With A Dull Knife

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is under siege.  There is no need for a link here to back that up.  You already know this if you haven’t been asleep for the last eight years.  The law has … Continue reading

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Having It Both Ways

The most cynical man in Washington was, once again, counting on the American public to believe his words and to ignore his actions. “Everybody I know in the Senate, everybody is in favor of maintaining coverage for preexisting conditions…There is … Continue reading

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The Truth, And Getting Fired, Will Set You Free

Here is the key question: Did Dr. Tom Price, a longtime Republican Congressman from Georgia and, most recently, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), know that dismantling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was a terrible … Continue reading

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Just One Victory

Our current political climate celebrates All or Nothing.  You are either on my side, for every issue, or you’re on the other side, one of the bad guys.  There is little to be gained by that thinking.  Over the long … Continue reading

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You Can Rent Your Own Private Idaho

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the law the Republican love to hate.  They have spent eight years campaigning on the promise to Repeal and Replace or simply to Repeal the PPACA.   The Republican controlled Congress passed … Continue reading

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(Un)Comfortably Numb

There was quite a to-do at the Capitol last week. I happened to be walking by as the body of the late Reverend Billy Graham was being carried up the steps into the Capitol.  Thousands of people waited in line … Continue reading

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