Category Archives: Healthcare

William Barber, Moral Fusion Movement

Moral Fusion Movement

If you have not heard the Reverend William Barber speak, you’re missing an event. I had the privilege of sharing the stage with him a couple of years ago. Although my speech was awesome… his was far better. What I really admire about Reverend Barber is the fact that he truly wants to build a movement. He has been thinking about this and studying the problem for years.

“Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed” (Isaiah 10:1).

This the Moral Fusion Agenda:

  • Secure prolabor and anti-poverty policies that ensure economic sustainability
  • Educational equality that ensures that every child gets a high quality public education (this includes access to colleges and junior colleges)
  • Healthcare for all (this includes providing environmental protection for all communities)
  • Fairness in the criminal justice system by addressing continued inequality in the system and providing equal protection for black, brown and poor white Americans
  • Protecting and expanding voting rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, immigrants rights and the fundamental principle of equal protection under the law

BTW, there is another recording of Reverend Barber’s speech to Netroots. This other recording was taken by someone in the audience. You can really hear the audience applause and reactions, which makes his speech much more enjoyable. IMHO.

News Roundup – Boehner, Marriage, Rangel, Healthcare

I’m not sure why, but John Boehner is suing Barack Obama. Oh, I’m sorry. I do know why. This is a fund raising stunt. If he is able to keep Republicans all riled up… they could win the Senate.

6 Signs that your marriage is on the rocks.

I thought that Charles Rangel was politically dead. I guess not. He won his primary race. Now whether he should win or not is a different question.

A study that came out comparing healthcare in multiple countries found that we continue to be awful. We spend more money and have worse outcomes.

I don’t have all of the answers, but I do have a few. When you look at the chart above, how many of the countries that deliver “good” healthcare are insurance based? Could we get better outcomes if we, the American people, focused on the doctor-patient relationship? The problem is not that there isn’t good healthcare in the US. There is. There is GREAT healthcare, but there is also really, really bad healthcare. We need to keep the GREAT and get rid of the bad.

Hey, the Supreme Court ruled that the police have to get a warrant to search my cellphone. This is a victory for privacy. Nice editorial in the NYT.

Oh, there is nothing quite as entertaining as Republican in-fighting on Fox News. Neil Cavuto and Michele Bachmann get into it. It is kind of funny.