Canadian model?

At Neo-neocon: The cost of Canadian health care It's not just the financial cost, it's also the suffering cost while waiting for an appointment. There is no free lunch. There is no free health care. And anyone comparing outcomes in different countries by comparing statistics on infant mortality and life expectancy is comparing apples and… Continue reading Canadian model?

Health Insurance and Health Care are not the same thing

Most recent data from Canada, where there is universal health insurance: Waiting Your Turn - Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2017 Report Waiting for treatment has become a defining characteristic of Canadian health care. In order to document the lengthy queues for visits to specialists and for diagnostic and surgical procedures in the… Continue reading Health Insurance and Health Care are not the same thing

Trump: I don’t know, and I don’t care

Donald Trump's Health Care Plan Shows His Complete Disdain for ExpertiseHe’s not just clueless—he’s willfully ignorant.[I]t is not really news that Trump is clueless when it comes to health policy. Trump has never demonstrated even the smallest iota of interest in in the underlying details of policy on this or any other issue. To the… Continue reading Trump: I don’t know, and I don’t care

Maybe you should have read it first

And maybe Americans should have been told what was in it rather than being told we had to pass it to find out.From Whitehouse.gov “We got [Obamacare] done. Now, let’s face it, a lot of us didn’t realize that passing the law was the easy part.”-Barack ObamaYep, they supposed deconstructing 1/6 of the American economy… Continue reading Maybe you should have read it first

Finding out what’s in it

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and… Continue reading Finding out what’s in it

Liars and fools

From the Wall Street Journal: Democrats Voice Health-Bill DoubtsRTWT.Some House Democrats wavering over whether to back a health-care overhaul questioned whether it would effectively curb the country's health costs, highlighting a difficult issue that the White House and congressional leaders must address in the final negotiations on the measure.Either BS or lunacy. The issue is… Continue reading Liars and fools

Contracts

One provision of the health care "reform" bill now being crafted behind closed doors by Washington Democrats is a tax on health care plans with annual premiums of over around $25,000 (the exact number varies weekly).It is proposed that union members won't have to pay this tax. Like Nebraskans, they are to be exempt from… Continue reading Contracts

Senator Tom Coburn on the Health Care Bill

Voting Against Government-Run Health CareThis vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health… Continue reading Senator Tom Coburn on the Health Care Bill

Houses Secretly United With Themselves Will Not Stand

Harry. Nancy. Do this at your peril.Look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to try to circumvent the traditional conference committee process by which the different versions of health care reform passed by each house will be reconciled. If so, it will be the latest example of violating principles of… Continue reading Houses Secretly United With Themselves Will Not Stand