Tag Archives: health insurance

Health care reform and the End of the World

Yesterday the House passed a bill that will cover roughly 30 million more Americans with health insurance. Despite what you or I think of the bill, it’s something that conservatives and Republicans should have been slobbering over.It manages to cover millions more Americans while actually saving the government money over the next decade. It doesn’t result […]

The state of (un)employment

Unemployment didn’t push past 10% in December. Cause for celebration right? Well… not really: Had the labor force not decreased by 661,000 last month, the jobless rate would have been 10.4 percent, according to economists including David Rosenberg at Gluskin Sheff & Associates in Toronto and Harm Bandholz at UniCredit Research in New York. […] About […]

Government insurance for banks but not humans

As I was listening to the NPR this morning, they mentioned that the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) was basically broke from having to clean up after so many bank failures around the country. The FDIC is a government run insurance company that banks pay fees to each year to insure their customers accounts for […]

Bailouts, health care and your paychecks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, with the help of President Bush, is trying give at least $700 billion of our dollars to their irresponsible friends on Wall Street. I haven’t seen a good explanation of why they need that much money or why they need the bailout plan in place by the end of this […]