health insurance

With the open enrollment deadline for the Affordable Healthcare Act punching Americans in the face today, former senator and losing presidential contender Rick Santorum just wants to be clear that since only 6 million or so people signed up for the ACA, the program is a complete failure. On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd asked […]

Scott Brown just knows that you can’t go wrong slagging on Obamacare, because it’s unaffordable and doesn’t work. This is just a given. And so maybe Brown wasn’t quite ready for the reaction he got when he was visiting with New Hampshire state Rep. Herb Richardson, and Brown said that Obamacare was a “monstrosity” that […]

In a result that no one could possibly have predicted, it appears that with three weeks left during the open-enrollment period, Obamacare has already resulted in a reduction in the percentage of Americans who lack health insurance. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Monday, found that 15.9 percent of U.S. adults are uninsured thus far in […]

It’s time once again to go down into the sub-basement levels of the WonketDome to flush out the comment queue and see what’s been clogging up the ones and zeroes. We got a whole bunch of comments in the last few days from people who don’t think a whole heck of a lot of our […]

The Daily Show squeezes amazing comedy mileage from this ridiculously simple premise: Take a rightwing cliché at face value and then go into the world to check the fit. And so Aasif Mandvi went to Knoxville, Tennesee with a charity doctor to test the premise that America has “the greatest healthcare system in the world.” […]

Would it be safe to characterize the Wall Street Journal as something other than a bastion of liberal rhetoric? We think that is probably a safe call, right? (Especially since it was made by Yr Editrix in the chatcave.) So let us just note that the Wall Street Journal, no bastion of liberal rhetoric, credits […]

It’s ben a little while since we’ve looked at a dumb lie about Obamacare, so how about we look at Americans For The Koch Brothers Prosperity and the foofaraw over their dumb ad claiming that Obamacare is killing a nice Michigan lady named Julie Boonstra, who has leukemia. It’s a pretty sad story, in which […]

Welcome your new anti-Obamacare hero, wingnut America! It’s Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe, who took the familiar “men shouldn’t have to get insurance that covers ladyparts” trope to a whole new level today at the Heritage Foundation’s Conservative Policy Summit, where he announced that it was an act of supreme injustice to make him and his […]

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist would like to get that job back, please, and now that he is no longer a RINO and has gone Full Democrat, he is serious about sounding like it. Which is why he is accusing current Gov. Rick Voldemort of putting the Dark Mark on Florida’s Poors, by not expanding […]

Our first submission in the pending comment queue, that purgatory where first-time comments wait to be approved or flushed, came in reply to the story about how Wendy Davis told filthy lies about being a “single mother” when she was in fact a “separated but living alone whilst not yet having filed for divorce” mother, […]

Now don’t you go saying that the Republicans just want to repeal the Affordable Care Act without having any plans for a replacement — as a matter of fact, on Monday, three GOP senators — Tom Coburn, Richard Burr, and Orrin “Giggles” Hatch — introduced an exciting plan that would not only repeal Obamacare, but […]

She had known heartbreak, had Peggy Noonan. Oh yes, the beloved Sister of Our Lady of the Bottomless Julep had known the glorious touch of a lover sullied by the pain of betrayal when it was withheld. She had loved fully, ravenously, had taken up the cup Eros set before her, touched her lips to […]

Barack Obama signed up for a purely-for-the-symbolism health insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act, earning some tut-tutting from the Blaze:”Look Who’s Reportedly Signing up for Obamacare on the Last Day Possible.” (The Blaze later added an update that explained that he had actually signed up over the weekend, but left the story largely intact, […]

As if there were any question that Colin Powell was a RINO, which is to say, a liberal, which is to say a Godless Communist who should be deported, the former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke last week in favor of universal healthcare at a Seattle meeting of […]