• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Jeez, Calm Your Tits, Ame…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Jeez, Calm Your Tits, Ame…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Jeez, Calm Your Tits, Ame…
    trinity12305 on Jeez, Calm Your Tits, Ame…
    jmac on McGrath wins the primary in…
    riverdaughter on McGrath wins the primary in…
    jmac on McGrath wins the primary in…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Covid-19 PSA Sing-a-Long
    Kathleen A Wynne on Why are Americans putting up w…
    William on Why are Americans putting up w…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Why are Americans putting up w…
    centaur on Why are Americans putting up w…
    Kathleen A Wynne on Why are Americans putting up w…
    centaur on Why are Americans putting up w…
    centaur on Supreme Court Watch -Tax Retur…
  • Categories

  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    July 2020
    S M T W T F S
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

    • Endorsement
      This is kind of strange, because who else were they going to endorse? BIG NEWS >> @MoveOn members overwhelmingly voted to endorse @JoeBiden and said he has “the most progressive platform in Democratic Party history" as the nominee. They previously endorsed @BernieSanders in 2016 and @BarackObama in 2008.https://t.co/ZNFuIqwD0D — Matt Hill (@themat […]
  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • War Crime Apologia
      One is not required to bomb hospitals, to torture or to engage in mass killing of civilians when one is a chief of state. “My favorite war criminal did less war crimes than your war criminal” is not a defense. That people feel the need to defend those who do such things when in power […]
  • Top Posts

Blue Dog health care thoughts

I was thrilled when I read this on Congressman Dennis Moore’s (KS-3) website – because that’s how low my expectations are:

. . . there are approximately 47 million Americans without health insurance and that is unacceptable to me – as it should be to you. We must look for solutions. We must listen to each other, since no political party has a monopoly on good ideas. And, we must work together, with all possible solutions on the table for discussion, to reform our current health care system so that we improve the quality of care, reduce costs and increase access to care for all Americans.

But, wasn’t incredibly surprised to read this clarification in an interview published today in a local paper:

“When you have 47 million people without access to health care, we have a huge problem and we need to address that,” he said. “Can we correct it all in the next few months? Probably not. But we do need to address that as a nation.

“I certainly want to preserve private insurance companies and I don’t want a government-run (health care) program – absolutely not.”

I called his office today to point out that his website confused his priorities and to thank him for clarifying the issue — that to Congressman Moore the bit that is unacceptable is that 47 million Americans aren’t paying for private insurance. . . . . NOT that 47 million Americans don’t have access to health care.

Thank you, Congressman Moore.