Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

CD064 Chemicals Shall Spill

In this episode, we catch up on all the bills that passed the House of Representatives in January, including a bill to protect chemical storage companies from having to pay for their messes, a few bills to damage ObamaCare, and a bill to make sure private health insurance companies can’t pay for abortions. Continue reading

CD053: TPP – The Leaked Chapter

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international treaty being negotiated in almost total secrecy by the United States and eleven other nations. This week, Wikileaks published one of the twenty-nine chapters, the chapter on Intellectual Property. In this episode, we highlight the details of the patent and copyright laws contained in the leaked TPP chapter and then we quickly look at the bills that passed the House of Representatives this week. Continue reading

CD049: Crisis… Postponed

The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis. Continue reading

CD048: The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

For this episode, I read the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

CD047: Talking Pointing

In the hours before the government shutdown, the crisis could have been averted. We take a look at the hours before the deadline and see what Congress has done since they slammed the government’s doors shut. Continue reading

CD046: Shutdown Assured

In this bonus episode, we take a detailed look at the House GOP’s latest version of the short-term government funding bill which would delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and therefore guarantee that the government will shut down. Continue reading

CD045: Stop the Shutdown

The Senate edited the House’s version of the short-term government funding bill, stripping out the language that would not-really defund Obamacare. Full details on the Senate’s version, including some surprising good news, and a quick recap of the tiny bit of work the House accomplished this week. Continue reading

CD044: Pretend to Defund ObamaCare

This week the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that allegedly “defunds ObamaCare” but… not really. They also tried to cut food stamps, push nuclear power, exempt mining from environmental regulations, and more… Continue reading

CD043: Nothin’

This week, after Russia took the Syria vote off the House schedule, the House did not fund the government for 2014 despite their September 30th deadline. In this episode, we look at what they did instead.  Continue reading

CD038: Wasting July

In this episode, we catch up on most of the bills that passed the House during the last two weeks of August. A lot of bills were passed; very few have a prayer of becoming law. Continue reading