Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
Forget the nonsense about them breeding dependency. Food stamps increase self-sufficiency, research shows
That was just one of two main results reported in “Long Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net,” which Hoynes co-authored with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Douglas Almond. As stated in the paper’s abstract, access to food stamps for women leads to “increases in economic self-sufficiency (increases in educational attainment, earnings, and income, and decreases in welfare participation).” Hoynes and her colleagues took advantage of the fact that food stamp programs were established county-by-county over a period of years, creating a sort of “natural experiment” beginning half a century in the past.
Conservatives and their media enablers don’t want you to know it, but #ObamaCare is working to help millions of Americans. Help spread the word.
Joanne Boyer explains why she was elated when she learned that her existing health insurance would be cancelled and replaced under #ObamaCare
The Political Pragmatic explains that the media has been playing a game of “gotcha” with ObamaCare, rather than reporting on the facts
Hey Republicans, ObamaCare is helping millions of Americans get health insurance, while Katrina was your side’s negligent failure to help millions of Americans
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The Political Pragmatic contrasts the GOP’s efforts to sabotage ObamaCare with Democrats’ efforts to help make George W. Bush’s flawed Medicare prescription drug coverage program work.
While Republicans have NO HEALTH PLAN they continue to criticize the Affordable Care Act and ignore all of the good that it is doing.
When the Health Plan was first introduced in Massachusetts, only 123 people signed up the first month which was 0.3% of the total enrollment of 36,167 by the end of the first year. There were problems with the website and the legislature had to make some changes in the law throughout the first year in order to close loopholes and fix problems. Finally, after the first year, things were working well. Today there are between 97 and 98% of people in Massachusetts with health insurance, the highest rate in the country.
Note that the Affordable Care Act is based on the Massachusetts health care plan and some of the same people who worked on the Massachusetts plan also worked on the Affordable Care Act. In the first month 106,000 people have signed up which is 1.5% of the estimated enrollees by the end of the 2014 open enrollment period.
One important note - NO ONE IN MASSACHUSETTS WAS TRYING TO REPEAL ROMNEYCARE unlike the Affordable Care Act. The main difference between the two plans is POLITICS!