At this point in time, there are about 47 million people in the U.S. without health insurance. This includes a good amount of young people.
The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.
Walmart and companies like it have few responsibilities to their employees to balance management's right to hire and fire at will, and what legal responsibilities they do bear have been eroded over the past decades.
Largely obscured by the Syrian crisis in recent weeks have been the moves - from joke to extortion to possible treason - by Republicans in their rabid war against Obamacare.
Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.
At the Liars' Table you need thick skin and working-class sensibilities that the collective good and the common weal will overcome.
Well, when it comes to Medicaid expansion they just might be. I ask because, who in their right mind rejects billions of dollars in federal funding?
Under Obamacare the federal government pays 100% for expanded state Medicaid coverage for three years, followed by incremental state contributions of up to 10%.
"...Americans saw health care reform as an urgent priority. All we hear from Republicans is how bad this is. No one has come up with a better alternative."
The latest is how Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas.