Less than eight hours after Congress passed sweeping healthcare reforms, Virginia’s Attorney General became the first to announce a legal challenge against it. Republican Ken Cuccinelli said early Monday that he will file a court challenge against what he and other conservatives decry as an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority.
Authorities in Wichita and some other cities across the country are investigating vandalism against Democratic offices, apparently in response to health care reform. And on Monday, a former Alabama militia leader took credit for instigating the actions.
If there is one thing we have all come to learn about Georgia's president, Mikheil Saakashvili, it is that he never knows when to stop. Like a child confronted by a mountain of candy, he will gorge himself until he is sick.
To My Fellow Citizens, the Republicans: Thanks to last night's vote, that child of yours who has had asthma since birth will now be covered after suffering for her first nine years as an American child with a pre-existing condition. Thanks to last night's vote, that 23-year-old of yours who will be hit one day by a drunk driver and spend six months recovering in the hospital will now not go bankrupt because you will be able to keep him on your insurance policy.
The passage of Obama’s health care overhaul by the US House of Representatives was accompanied by declarations that the measure represents the greatest reform in generations. In fact, the legislation, dictated from the top, is the opening shot in a sweeping attack on health care for working people.
In a historic vote, the House has approved an overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system that expands coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans while forcing millions to purchase private health insurance.
This health care reform bill passed late last night and soon to be signed into law is a seriously flawed piece of legislation, for it fails to achieve the goals of real health care reform. Now that it is essentially the law of the land, the country needs to work diligently at the federal and state levels to correct many of the most egregious problems with the legislation before the reform package fully goes into effect in 2014. The six main areas that need to be fixed are: cost control, enforcement, individual mandate, abortion, competition, and immigration.
A doctor accused of repeatedly botching operations and performing surgeries he was not capable of handling pleaded not guilty in an Australian court today to three manslaughter charges and one of grievous bodily harm. Prosecutors say Jayant Patel, 59, repeatedly performed surgeries he had been banned from undertaking in the United States, misdiagnosed patients and used sloppy, antiquated surgical techniques.
Capping a tense Sunday in which the House of Representatives cleared historic health care legislation, one of the staunchest anti-abortion Democrats was dubbed a "baby killer" by a representative on the Republican side of the chamber.
Israeli occupation forces today kidnapped nine citizens from Dura village, southwest of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
It is already a commonplace to say that people who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat their mistakes. Some 1942 years ago, the Jews in the province called Palaestina launched a revolt against the Roman Empire. In retrospect, this looks like an act of madness. Palestine was a small and insignificant part of the world-wide empire which had just won a crushing victory against the rival power – the Parthian Empire (Persia) – and put down a major rebellion in Britain. What chances could the Jewish revolt have?
The struggle for a decent, humane and just healthcare system goes on in America, via the laudable campaign for the adoption of a Single Payer Healthcare System. It is far from over. It took decades before Medicare became the law of the land. See, as a sampling of the battle for Single Payer, the protest action at WellPoint, on Oct. 29, 2009, in Washington, D.C., at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9CnHqmsiMY and; also
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APUy9Hp66n8 and; too:
"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." -
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