Affordable Health Care for America Act passes by 5 votes

After 11 PM last night, the House of Representatives voted on the Democratic health care bill H.R. 3962. The final vote was 220 – 215 in favor; 39 Democrats and 173 Republicans voted against the bill. See the vote breakdown here. There was one lone Republican vote for the bill. That vote was from Anh […]

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Message from Thomas Sayers Ellis. See you September 30th TOWARDS A MORE CIVIL UNION – JIM LEACH, CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES “In our society we rightly identify hate words with racial, ethnic, and gender slurs. What are we therefore to make of the usage or what more aptly might be described […]

Eclectique Citizen: The President’s Week-ly

My guess is the President’s weekly message is to put to rest the fears of persons who are insured and their insurers. If you enjoy your “pay-to-pay” option, you can keep it. But the options needs to be open to more people: for example people with pre-existing conditions. The “pay-to-pay” option should also cover some […]

Eclectique Citizen: The President’s Weekly

The problem I’m having with the health care reform debate is that too many people are behaving as if it was 1993; and too many people are making a political football out of an essential service that gives Americans the best shot at the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The request […]

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HEALTH CARE WATCH by the Numbers with Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com As I lamented yesterday, health care is one of those areas where both popular opinion and sound public policy seem to take a backseat to protecting those stakeholders who benefit from the status quo. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, the numbers cruncher whose stats predicted […]