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Public comment on health care law is chimp noise… #healthcare

I will not comment on the bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives that continues financial support and regulation of the health insurance market. I will not comment because, like most of the representatives and almost everyone on … Continue reading

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Not seeing any impact on states from HR 3350

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives yesterday passed HR 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.  In a nutshell, the Act allows issuers to keep in force plans they have already issued versus cancelling them because they may not … Continue reading

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What #conservatives really mean by less #government

When a conservative says, “we need less government”, what they are really saying is we don’t need policies that interfere with protecting returns on capital.  At least that is the view a classic liberal or even a libertarian would take. … Continue reading

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Fear as producer of useless #government programs

A couple nights ago I saw the movie, After Earth.  The movie, starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden, was not only about a father-son relationship, but about how we face fear.  “Fear is a choice”, remarked Will Smith’s character. … Continue reading

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A Tax is the Last Thing We Need

The court has said clearly that the penalty for failing to buy health insurance is a tax. Would the insurance industry have disappeared if this was overturned? No. Would health care providers have disappeared if this were overturned? No. Would … Continue reading

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In response to Senator Ron Johnson’s “Obamacare and Carey’s Heart

While I believe that the Affordable Health Care Act doesn’t do much to make health care affordable much less help Americans take better care of themselves, politicians like Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, are at their best when simply feeding paranoid … Continue reading

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Let’s take the focus off of insurance companies

The Senate‘s Republican membership, according to a report on CNN, is drawing closer to making good on a promise to its constituents. They are pushing for a vote to repeal President Obama’s health care law. The vote doesn’t stand a … Continue reading

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How does government reconcile our national health care with our general welfare

I don’t think anyone doubts that the government should have an interest in the state of health care in America. The debate has devolved so far into the issue of financing national health care that we may be missing the … Continue reading

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Virginia appears to have got it right

The New York Times reported today that the United States District Court-Eastern District of Virginia issued a ruling that finds a requirement that all Americans purchase a minimum level of health insurance unconstitutional. I’ll need to read through this one … Continue reading

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Barack Obama and Centrism

President Obama blew his first attempt at centrism. He allegedly searched for common ground by reaching out to both sides of the aisle on the health care issue but that attempt fizzled when he allowed the congressional leadership to write … Continue reading

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