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May 7, 2017 Blumbers

Post-Existing Condition

This week the GOP controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to the Senate designed to take away many of the protections of Obamacare. Contact your Congressional representatives and Senators by phone, letter and email and let them know how you feel.┬áIn particular, they want to insurance companies to charge people more for pre-existing conditions for less coverage. Last Monday, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel talked on his show about his son’s heart surgery and how nobody’s life should depend on how much money they have. Last Tuesday, CBS’s Stephen Colbert agreed with him, saying health care is a basic human right. Even the president thinks that Australia has better universal health coverage than we do. I know many people are alive today because of Obamacare. Let’s have Medicare for all. Otherwise a pre-existing condition can quickly become a post-existing condition.

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Dec. 19, 2016 The New Yorker

On Dec. 19, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Doctor’s Orders” about American Medical Association hundred year battle against health care reform, including repealing Obamacare.

Elizabeth Kolbert wrote “Rage Against The Machine” about robots replacing humans in the workplace. We will be replaced. We will be unemployed. The technological solution will need political, economic and social solutions.

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Sep. 5, 2016 The New Yorker

On Sep. 5, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Sick Business” about Obamacare (originally Romneycare) and insurance companies. “Since managing risk is typically key to how insurance companies make money it would have made sense to leave them out and just enroll everyone in a government-run program like Medicare.”

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