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The Privileges of Poverty (Part 1)

I am resident, Louisiana. Come and sit by me, cher, and I’ll tell you of the heartbreak that is poverty. Listen to my tale of woe, so that maybe again our state can find the big ole heart I know… Continue Reading →

KellyAnne Conway to Medicaid Recipients: Just Get a Job

KellyAnne Conway has her head so far up her rectum, she probably needs it surgically removed. Yesterday, on ABC’s “This Week,” she stated people on Medicaid who would lose coverage under the Republicans’ plan to repeal Obamacare could just get… Continue Reading →

Why White Evangelicals Oppose Universal Healthcare

It is almost impossible to imagine how someone could reconcile the teachings of Jesus with stripping millions of people of healthcare; however, that is exactly what Republicans, especially Trump voters, want to have happen. Over eighty percent of white evangelicals… Continue Reading →

Applying for Disability: The Rest of the Story

The Washington Post story about Desmond Spencer has really made the rounds, and it certainly has set off discussion about waste and fraud within the disability system. How many people apply who could actually work? Is he truly disabled or just… Continue Reading →

GOP Trying to Screw Chronically Ill People Again

Just when we thought the GOP health care reform was dead, Mike Pence and the Freedom Caucus are back with a revised plan to revive it and really screw sick people. The revised plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare pretends to… Continue Reading →

Glenn Beck, Health Insurance is NOT Like Auto Insurance

Recently, Glenn Beck posted a transcript from his radio show. The Car Insurance Analogy That Puts Health Insurance Into Perspective is an attempt to make the case that health insurance is not a right; however, there are a number of issues with… Continue Reading →

Effective Armchair Activism

The term “armchair activism” gets a bad wrap.  It’s an ableist term for people who are politically active on social media, but who don’t get out in the streets to protest, where it may be dangerous.  For those of us… Continue Reading →

Please Stop Calling Medicine a “Free Market”

You give yourself away every time. Yes, you, the healthy person in the room, the one who has never had to deal with extensive and protracted illness. Each time you utter the term “free market” in relation to healthcare, those… Continue Reading →

Rare Disease Day: February 28, 2017

I will never understand why depression and anxiety are the defaults when doctors cannot figure out what is wrong with a sick patient. Just once I wish a doctor had looked me straight in the eye and said, “I believe… Continue Reading →

Music Eases Suffering from Chronic Illness

Music is the universal language. It is our go-to when we are sad, or when we are happy. We have “our” song with our significant other and the breakup playlist for when it does not work out. A mixed tape… Continue Reading →

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