Executive order on improving price and quality transparency in healthcare

Today, President Trump did something long overdue to aid users of healthcare and their families. This executive order (EO), still does not provide for more people to become insured, without further marketplace changes, which are not encompassed in this EO. And the EO will not accomplish everything needing to be rectified by our vastly flawed health care system.

Vox on single payer: Kos triple-talk as usual


who used to play on a Certain Other Blog have grown accustomed to reading reams of what I now refer to as "Moulitsian Triple-Speak": lip service to progressive ideals used as a light coating over a heavy core of true loyalty to the Koch brothers and the billionaire class.

Please permit your humble scribe to submit the following article for your consideration. It appeared on the website, of which Markos Moulitsas is a founder. As I noted in this Comment, it may as well have been written by Markos himself.

The article: Medicare for all: company health insurance at risk under single payer

What Health Insurance?

I keep getting emails from that read something like this:

The one and only deadline to apply for 2018 coverage is next week, and you have not yet submitted your application. Come back to and apply for coverage starting January 1.

Remember: All Marketplace plans offer essential benefits, such as emergency room visits and prescription drug coverage, as well as preventive care including important shots and screenings.