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Catholic Health Association checks in on ACA repeal

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Philadelphia PA

Every once in a while, the Catholics step up:

The recent amendments to the bill, intended to make it more palatable to those who did not support it initially, are even more disastrous for people who have just gotten health care. Changing the current rules to undermine essential benefits requirements and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, as well as allowing insurers to set annual and life time caps on the care they cover, would seriously undermine health security and leave many individuals with substandard protection. Even the proposed state high-risk pools would be an inadequate and under-funded solution to a problem that need not exist in the first place.

It is critically important to look at this bill for what it is. It is not in any way a health care bill. Rather, it is legislation whose aim is to take significant funding allocated by Congress for health care for very low income people and use that money for tax cuts for some of our wealthiest citizens. This is contrary to the spirit of who we are as a nation, a giant step backward that should be resisted.


Sean Spicer: Thanks, Obama

Melissa McCarthy Brings Sean Spicer Back To His Roots As The Easter Bunny For 'SNL'

He really has some balls. They hired Flynn knowing that Obama fired him!

Today’s White House Daily Briefing featured Sean Spicer in the role of a guy who just doesn’t have a good answer for anything, so gives out bad answers for everything. When pressed by Major Garrett and Jim Acosta on whether there were any regrets for the lack of vetting of General Michael Flynn, Spicer blamed the… Continue Reading →


Sean Hannity and the ‘liberal fascists’

Ted Koppel Calmly And Politely Telling Sean Hannity That He's Bad For America Is Worth Watching

I’ll note here that everyone I know who knows or has met Sean Hannity says that, off camera, he is one of the nicest people they know. So this accusation doesn’t seem likely.

Memo to Sean Hannity: The Fox News employees pushed out of Fox News were sexually-assaulting conservatives, accused by conservatives and eventually ousted by conservative Rupert Murdoch. Furthermore, the woman who accused you of sexual harassment is a conservative. So quit blaming liberals for the rot inside your own organization! As I’ve previously reported, conservative pundit Debbie… Continue Reading →


I was so wrong

I really didn’t think the former mayor of my old town had a snowball’s chance in hell of stopping the guy who was removing the hill behind her house.

Guess what? She pulled it off!

She filed complaints to the state Department of Environmental Protection and the County Soil Conservation District — and they must have done something, because today the site has been cleaned up.

She’s running for mayor again, I hope she wins.

She persisted.


Right now

I still remember the first time I saw Haim. They were one of the bands in the lineup for the big July 4th festival they hold here, and I sat up and paid attention. They’ve come far since then:


Isn’t it ironic?

Abuchean a Ivanka Trump en foro sobre mujeres; ella defiende a su padre

How crazy this was happening as Ivanka was talking about how much her dad cared about women!

Donald Trump plans to strip all funding from a State Department bureau that promotes the rights of women around the world, it has emerged.

Oxfam America led criticism of the move, saying said cutting funds for the Office of Global Women’s Issues would have “dire consequences for millions of people, as well as our global standing”.

Documents first leaked to Foreign Policy showed plans to reduce the office’s 2016 budget of $8.25 million (£6.43 million) to zero in 2018, though the President’s budget will still have to make it past Congress.

“It’s clear that women’s empowerment and gender equality are on the chopping block in this budget,” Oxfam vice president for policy, Paul O’Brien, said.


Quid pro quo Betsy DeVos!

04062017 SLAM-5

Since Betsy DeVos was nominated and confirmed for Secretary of Education, her political donations have been scrutinized by virtually every American news agency including us here at Crooks and Liars. She doesn’t appear to be too concerned over the attention, and she’s not shy about it either. In fact Betsy Devos stated: “I have decided to… Continue Reading →


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