27 Jan 2010

Military Uniforms at McDonnell’s Republican Response to SOTU

DOD Directive 1344.1 states: “wearing of the uniform by members of the Armed Forces (including retired members and members of Reserve components) is prohibited … During or in connection with furthering political activities …”

22 Nov 2009

Durbin, Leahy and Shumer and the Three C’s

They want health care reform to contain costs, but don’t mention that we pay 2.5 times as much as the average OECD per capita rate for health care while we ranked 37th in the WHO 2000 ranking. Some suggested talking points.

14 Nov 2009

Probability of Campbell Amendment Yes Vote versus Auto Dealer Industry Contribution

$10,000 is associated with increasing the probability by 40% that a Democratic Party House Financial Services Committee member would vote against oversite, from about only 30% given no money to 70% when receiving $10,000. Break even occurs at about $5,000 — for which contribution yes or no votes are equally likely.

10 Nov 2009

Abortion ban under Federal Employee Health Benefits, roadmap for Stupak?

discussion and history of abortion coverage under FEHB plans

09 Nov 2009

What’s the abortion coverage if any under your current insurance?

Cut and paste any language in your statement of benefits covering abortion services. Tell what provider.

07 Nov 2009

My letter to Durbin and Obama about Stupak Amendment

in which I threaten to unsubscribe from the base

31 Oct 2009

My Letter to Durbin re Eshoo-Barton

Based on Jane’s post, urges Durbin to work through the conference committee to enable timely availability of generics for biologic drugs. Points him, as Jane suggests, at the Waxman-Deal amendment instead. Go ahead and cut and paste.