A Distraught Jimmy Kimmel Pummels Republicans After His Baby Nearly Dies
“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it should not matter how much money you make."
“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it should not matter how much money you make."
The level of deception and outright disdain for the most vulnerable Americans has been truly astonishing.
24 million people stand to lose their coverage.
Donald Trump has reached criminal levels of ignorance.
Trump is promising to get rid of Obamacare on "day one", but getting rid of health care for millions of Americans with no plan to replace it with will be close to impossible.
This is the most disgusting political tactic we've seen so far.
Like everything Trump has done in life, his health care policy is based on big promises with absolutely no substance. And the more we expose his nonsense, the safer we are heading into November, so please share this with anyone who is interested in, you know, not dying.
According to conservatives, Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster. Except of course, it hasn't.
And it happened on Fox News.
Obama's health care proposal was attacked from its inception, not only by the insurance companies, the right wing media, and rabid conservatives, but by corporate Democrats too. One can only imagine what will happen to a single payer plan from President Bernie Sanders.
Once again, life saving non-abortion-related healthcare de-funded by the Republicans.
Contracting Ebola isn't necessarily fatal, but we're afraid the idiocy of Todd Kincannon is terminal.
David Hogberg, a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research made some egregious claims about British health care in comparison to the US system.
On Tuesday morning, a U.S. appeals court tossed out the IRS regulation that governs subsidies, dealing a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration because of this so-called Obamacare exemption that doesn't exist.
Fox News Channel and the conservative entertainment complex continued throughout the day Monday to repeat the lie that Hobby Lobby and other small businesses with religious owners were being forced by evil Obama to pay for abortion pills.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, fighting for his political life, is using some generous handfuls of slippery petroleum jelly, normally reserved to moisten his subterranean nearly-translucent epidermis, in order to dodge his way around Obamacare.
Bibles? Firearms? Blah people? Nope, nope and nope. Better.
The Republicans are so maniacal about blocking the very popular expansion of Medicaid, they're each lining up to sign recently passed legislation that would block future Democratic governors from expanding Medicaid without the approval of the solidly GOP state legislatures in each state.
Caught in the day-to-day hubbub of the news cycle, we somehow missed an op/ed from several days ago that's packed wall-to-wall with lies and misinformation about Obamacare. Naturally, it was co-authored by a prominent tea party Republican, along with a senatorial candidate from Nebraska, and published in the very dubious Washington Examiner.
I spent several hours of my Saturday debating conservatives about Obamacare on Facebook. It turned out to be a case study in both the efficacy of Republican and Fox News misinformation, but also in just how fantastically pissed off some people are about the idea of a law that helps Americans to acquire affordable healthcare.
When Charles Krauthammer talks about Obamacare, you can pretty safely say that he's going to be wrong without doing too much fact checking. Because Charles Krauthammer has been wrong about, well, pretty much everything.
Bolling offered up an excuse for young people to go without health insurance -- worse, he's encouraging them to break the law and to accept the punitive fine. You know, breaking the law to save money.
It turns out the Save American Workers Act... won't. In fact, the CBO in conjunction with the Joint Committee on Taxation reported that one million workers would lose their work-based insurance policies. Half would be forced into either an ACA plan, Medicaid or SCHIP. The other half wouldn't get any health insurance at all.
We're at a potentially dangerous crossroads in American journalism. Digital journalism has the potential to greatly benefit the American debate, or it will derail it. Clearly we're witnessing the latter -- today, in real time.
A new study released today appears to confirm the fact that access to new forms of contraception has helped to reduce the abortion rate to its lowest level since Roe v Wade legalized the medical procedure in 1973.
It's too bad, however, that during Bill O'Reilly's pre-Super Bowl interview with the president, he decided to burn up his ten minute slot by hitting just four non-scandal scandals. Considering how every one of these topics has been repeatedly batted down by the White House and many others, they actually ended up being softball questions.
North Carolina State Senator Bob Rucho (R-District 39) not only invoked Godwin's Law by comparing something to Nazis, but he ran over Godwin's Law with a tanker-truck full of crazy, stopped, backed up, ran over it again, then got out of the truck to unzip and whiz all over its corpse.
On his show last week, Hannity mocked the idea that most of the Affordable Care Act is "wildly popular," then as he was being told what was so popular about the law, he awkwardly went to a commercial break.
Seriously, I've been staring at this quote, trying to parse it for about half-an-hour now and I can't figure out what the hell he's going on about.
From October 1 through November 30, more than 3.6 million Americans applied for health coverage under the ACA. But the Obamacare news media narrative remains unchanged. Bad news about Obamacare is newsworthy. Good news about Obamacare is buried, if reported at all. And Fox News continues to make stuff up.
No, it's not a satirical article from The Onion or a clever Facebook meme. A publishing company called Really Big Coloring Book is actually manufacturing a Ted Cruz coloring book titled -- I'm not making this up -- "U.S. Senator 'Ted' Cruz To The Future: Rafael Edward 'Ted' Cruz."
California Republicans -- specifically, members of the general assembly -- sent out mailers to their constituents informing them about the state exchange website, known as Covered California. Only, instead of sending voters to the actual Covered California exchange website, CoveredCA.com, the mailers direct Californians to go to CoveringHealthCareCA.com, which is most definitely not the California exchange.
By Bob Cesca: There's a slim chance Obamacare's contraception coverage could survive the ideological knee-jerk of Supreme Court conservatives -- that is as long as a strong scientific case is made for the fact that, no, the morning after pill, also known as Plan-B or "emergency contraception," does not induce abortion.
Rush Limbaugh thinks the Senate rule change to eliminate the use of the filibuster against judicial nominees is like rape. And now Tea Party Nation writer Darwin Rockantansky (real name) believes Obamacare is like rape.
Before it was Katrina/Iraq. Now that most of the Healthcare.gov problems have been resolved much more efficiently and rapidly than Katrina or Iraq, the news media has moved on to baiting the administration with Bush's "Mission Accomplished" fiasco.
It's been 11 days since The National Journal's Ron Fournier wrote that Obamacare is President Obama's Katrina. Oh, and it's also his Iraq, Fournier wrote. Obama's Katrina and Iraq. Both. Since then, however, the Healthcare.gov website has been vastly improved and many of the bugs initially reported have been fixed.
Jeb Bush, who is evidently The Smart Bush, tweeted the following nonsense today: "hy would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare." This is false on every level.
The Court has already established First Amendment rights for corporations. If the Court decides against Hobby Lobby, it will have effectively extended only one clause of the First Amendment to corporations, while denying other First Amendment rights. This is likely the logic a decision against the ACA will be based upon.
The Los Angeles Times assembled Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers from several states and determined that we might be in the midst of a surge in Americans signing up for health insurance under the newly formed exchanges.
By Bob Cesca: Republicans and the Koch Brothers are waging a sabotage campaign to undermine Obamacare by undermining and even hacking the Healthcare.gov website, as well as convincing people to not buy insurance from the exchanges.
If the Obama administration and congressional Democrats are to blame for the comparatively minor number of ACA-related cancellations, then where's all of the news media indignation over the GOP's crusade to strip tens of millions of Americans of affordable health insurance policies?
On CNN today, she was totally confused about how exactly to sign up. She repeatedly griped about the Healthcare.gov website, not realizing that D.C. has its own marketplace website, which, as of right now, hasn't had any major problems.
In an attempt to mitigate the fallout from a series of high profile insurance policy cancellations, President Obama announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act that will allow Americans with individual health insurance policies to keep their plans if they like them. The fix will involve re-configuring the "grandfathering" rule in the ACA that allows substandard, existing policies to remain in place even though the plans don't comply with new ACA consumer protections and minimum standards for coverage.
According to Jonathan Cohn, the total number of Americans who have submitted applications for coverage via Healthcare.gov and state exchanges? Try 1.5 million people, if you factor in households with multiple people receiving coverage.
Let's all shed one tear for poor, poor rich guy Dylan Ratigan who made millions on cable news and, according to Wonkette, recently sold his Manhattan apartment for $1.38 million.
What kind of entitled, petulant, ignorant nonsense is this? Anyone who thinks the president should apologize for merely repeating in simplified terms something that's actually in the law needs to seriously re-evaluate their priorities, especially if they've either wittingly or unwittingly danced in the "Obamacare Horror Story" disinformation conga-line.
There's an almost delighted, smirky, satisfied attitude on display that seems especially immoral as various glitches in the ACA emerge. Despite the fact that the ACA's problems are relatively minor, opponents are practically orgasmic as they systematically inflate each glitch into the portend of the ACA's demise.