Posts Tagged Health Care Reform

I am going to vote the way I want to vote

Posted 4 September 2009 by
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Nothing like stopping a crowd with giving an answer that is not expected. This also turned into a good discussion on health care reform. Did everyone catch that Switzerland has very regulated private health care insurance companies? This is the cost of not having some sort of public option. Congratulations to Senator Franken for showing [...]

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Another Rick Larsen achievement

Posted 13 August 2009 by
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Hon. Rick Larsen on the Colbert Report

In honor of US Rep. Rick Larsen’s hosting of a medical reform legislation town hall meeting with about 3,000 people last night in Everett, it is time to honor Larsen’s other great achievement. Being on the Colbert Report. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Better Know a District – Washington’s 2nd – [...]

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Kabuki theater can be a good thing

Posted 12 August 2009 by
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Rick Larsen at the Everett Town Hall on Health Care

The Hon. Rick Larsen, US Representative from the 2nd District of Washington State (D), moved his Everett, Washington, town hall forum on health care to Everett Memorial Stadium. For a bit more than 2.5 hours, Rep. Larsen led a respectful discussion with a crowd estimated by several sources of around 3000 people, including the Everett [...]

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Kabuki health care theater

Posted 11 August 2009 by
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Since the word kabuki is believed to derive from the verb kabuku, meaning “to lean” or “to be out of the ordinary”, kabuki can be interpreted as “avant-garde” or “bizarre” theatre. The expression kabukimono (歌舞伎者) referred originally to those who were bizarrely dressed and swaggered on a street. (Wikipedia, Kabuki, retrieved 11 August 2009) US [...]

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