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Like Obamacare, the Senate’s health insurance bill transfers wealth but less so

If you want a case study in the primary role of government, the latest health care insurance industry bill (H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017) provides one. Senate Democrats and Republicans yesterday having been throwing the predictable barbs … Continue reading

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How do I take care of myself when government says I shouldn’t?

Yesterday I saw Nancy Pelosi on television giving the press her response to Republican efforts to significantly amend the Affordable Care Act. I zoned out as she attempted to describe the benefits some Americans would lose should the Republicans have … Continue reading

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Is GOP missing an opportunity on healthcare?

The New York Times is reporting that the GOP intends to not fund President Obama’s healthcare initiative. This is not surprising and maybe just legislative karma since the Democrats did not bother adequately funding President Bush’s No Child Left Behind. … Continue reading

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Mitch is just being a bitch

I have no problem with Congress not increasing the debt ceiling. It sends the signal that the U.S. is ready to keep its borrowing under control. It does mean, however, that Congress will have to address how its going to … Continue reading

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Does Obama have the votes on healthcare?

During an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley, House minority leader Representative John Boehner, Republican from Ohio, expressed his belief that the Democrats did not have the votes to pass the Senate version of a healthcare bill. The Democrats need at … Continue reading

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Driving Supply and Demand for Healthcare, Part I

Public Policy Outlook and Trends: Driving Supply and Demand for Healthcare, Part I By Alton E. Drew The Obama Administration’s focus on providing an alternative, government sponsored health insurance plan ignores the basic concept of supply and demand for healthcare … Continue reading

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