The Affordable Care Act is Safe, For Now

For the time being, it looks as if our health insurance won’t be pulled out from under us. We’d better not get too comfortable, though.  Repealing the ACA, with or without replacing it with a substandard system, is one of Donald Trump’s obsessions.  Many Republicans in Congress share that obsession. If you live in a state/district where your representation sides with Trump, you must make your wishes known to your elected officials (it also helps if you’re registered to vote, and show up at the polls).  Some people have already done that, which may have a lot to do with … Continue reading The Affordable Care Act is Safe, For Now

Too Little, Too Late

Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and the rest of the GOP majority in Congress should have raised hell in three dimensions about this stuff before the election. Granted, Republicans all over the country had reservations about Donald Trump before the election.  Still, there was just enough party unity to allow him to win the electoral vote. Senators Graham and Rubio are quoted as saying reasonable things in this New York Times article.  Whether anyone listens now is irrelevant.  The horse is out of the barn. Continue reading Too Little, Too Late