Nicole Lamoureux, the executive director of the National Association of Free Clinics, said Tuesday it was “absolutely false” that free and charitable clinics could provide for uninsured Americans.
During the CNN/Tea party debate on Monday, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) suggested that uninsured Americans would be saved by churches or charities if they were seriously ill. Some members of the audience also cheered the idea of letting the hypothetical uninsured man just die.
“It broke my heart for the uninsured, and someone needs to be the voice for those uninsured,” Lamoureux said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
“I really think what we’re finding is that we’re all looking at what is most important to me, for that faction to get that vote, but we’re not looking at what’s best for America. And I think that is what we have to do as voters. We have to find what’s best for America.”
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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney caught on tape saying US is ‘desperate’
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was caught on tape admitting that, despite President Donald Trump's policy preferences, the United States is "desperate" for more immigrants, according to a recording obtained by the Washington Post.
He further undermined the administration's claims of its economic prowess, admitting that immigration is necessary for sustained economic growth.
"We are desperate — desperate — for more people," Mulvaney said, according to the post, stressing that it should be legal. "We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we've had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants."
Death of Prince heir complicates estate settlement even more
MINNEAPOLIS — The death of Prince’s brother Alfred Jackson, along with his contested will, are raising new questions in the endlessly complicated efforts to settle the legendary musician’s estate, including whether a California man with a reputation for cozying up to celebrities will end up with one-sixth of Prince’s riches.Jackson, one of six sibling heirs to a fortune worth at least $100 million, sold 90% of his Prince estate rights last year to Primary Wave, a well-funded and growing entertainment company that invests in music publishing and recording rights. Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson als... (more…)