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ObamaCare

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Last week President Donald Trump tried to bully recalcitrant members of his own party into approving a bill that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with almost nothing. It didn’t work. The biggest losers were Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years. That’s the amount of time Republicans had to come up with a better plan to replace the one President Barack Obama presented and passed. Instead, the Affordable Health Care for America Act — from here on in known as the first version of ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ — went down in flames last week.

A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?

The two sides of the coin

The two sides of the coin

When I read the news that the Republicans have a plan that will result in 52 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026, I was struck by panic. Old age is inevitable; health deteriorates, also inevitable. What happens if I don’t have a steady job and a health insurance policy supplied by someone else, or if I don’t have sufficient income to afford one?

CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

According to a Congressional Budget Office projection, 14 million fewer people would have health insurance next year alone. Premiums would be 15 percent to 20 percent higher in the first year compared with the Affordable Care Act.

Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.

Dying for dollars

Dying for dollars

There is almost no end to the adjectives that could be used to describe the January 13 death in Miami of thirty-eight-year old Maria Huaman. Untimely. Tragic. Unnecessary. Heartbreaking. Unjust.

Republicans suffer Supreme setbacks

Republicans suffer Supreme setbacks

By providing the deciding vote on gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy, like Pope Francis, showed that a single human being with a clear vision, a sense of justice, and a brave heart can still make a huge difference in this world.

Conexion Miami / Miami’s newest clown act

Conexion Miami / Miami’s newest clown act

Miami never lacks drama. Last week it was New York carpetbagger turned presidential aspirant (we’re still rolling in the sand with laughter aimed at him) Donald Trump.

Conexion Miami/ Clinton and Obama in Florida this week

Conexion Miami/ Clinton and Obama in Florida this week

Hillary Clinton and President Obama will be in Florida this week. Obama holds two Miami fundraisers Wednesday and makes a public appearance at the National Hurricane Center on Thursday.

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