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Grand Old Pre-existing condition






So, yesterday we were treated to the spectacle of psychopaths laughing and celebrating their vote to sentence millions to death. But the GOP might want to be careful. After all, psychopathology is a recognized mental illness, and thus a pre-existing condition. With voters across the spectrum opposed to Trumpcare, which is about to get a…

Health Care Increases

When I re-enrolled for health insurance this year, I learned to my horror that my premiums had doubled, and that my subsidy was not going to cover the gap. I don’t make a lot of money, but after shopping around for a different plan, I opted to keep what I had. I’m simply not interested…

Ginning Up “Controversy”






How I react to fake controversies Vaccine controversy takes unpredictable turn”: now there’s a headline that makes me want to strangle more than a few people with my bare hands. For years, pediatricians have been trying to persuade some parents that vaccines protect against diseases that are no longer commonly seen. The parents cited scary…