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Archive of posts published in the tag: Health Care

Individuals and Utopia

Friedrich Hayek wrote, “Equality of the general rules of law and conduct… is the only kind of equality conducive to liberty and the only equality which we can secure without destroying liberty.  Not only has liberty nothing to do with…

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A Third Way

I confess that I do not fully understand the possible impacts of this giant game of financial chicken that is being played with the debt ceiling, but the insistence on raising taxes further is infuriating and ideologically blind. We should…

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You Want Jobs with That?

268,00 new jobs were added last month. 62,000 of  those jobs, almost 1/4, were from McDonald’s. McDonald’s was one of several large companies to receive a waiver from the new health insurance requirements. Being careful not to draw too tight…

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An Unwanted Journey

It is not difficult to see what must be the consequence when democracy embarks on a course of planning which in its execution requires more agreement than in fact exists.  The people may have agreed on adopting a system of…

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Kosher Politics

Political reform has failed in the past because those who claimed to want change just wanted to throw the other bums out. As long as their bum “brought home the bacon” they remained content. The obvious result of everyone wanting…

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In Search of Political Relevance

I do not pretend to speak for the other voters.  I was fortunate to be traveling during much of October so I missed most of the trash and noise masquerading as campaign information.  I truly do not care about college…

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Kill the Bill

I spent the afternoon reviewing my company’s health insurance policy with some very capable administrators and the presentation was mostly about how the new health insurance law would impact our coverage and what we were allowed to offer, how it…

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Consitutional Herpes

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has won the right to have his state challenge the health care bill.  He insists that the federal government has no right to require the purchase of health insurance, or any product. It is unprecedented…

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Political Chemotherapy

A neighbor and friend across the street was diagnosed years ago with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic is one of the more difficult to cure and usually requires very aggressive chemotherapy for any chance of survival. But this patient sought a second…

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Healthcare 1099s

Buried in the 2000+ pages of the health care bill is provision that a phrase will be added into another law. The meaning of that phrase would escape any reviewer of the health care bill unless they researched the bill…

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Financial Regulation Needs to Solve the Whole Problem

The debate of financial reform is looking eerily like the debate on health care reform. In both cases both parties clearly see the need for change, and in both cases they disagree sharply on the means. When the financial meltdown…

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In Search of Substance on the Health Care Issue

My article in American Thinker. Distractions used to hide Obamacare’s failures Excerpt: But public outbursts fit much better into 20 second news bites than pertinent analysis or clarification of the substance of the bill that is causing such concern. It’s…

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Is It Healthy to Kill Jobs?

As bitter as the controversy concerning the health care bill was, that was when we only discussed the generalities of the bill.  As the details come forth it looks even worse. For example: Employers with fewer than 25 employees can…

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The Republican’s Health Care Catch -22

Having squeezed the health care bill through with the sleaziest of methods and the slimmest of margins, the bill now creates a dilemma for Republicans.  If the public reaction paves the road for a return of Republican control of Congress,…

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Don’t Blame Stupak

Perhaps the biggest blunder the Republicans made about the healthcare bill was letting it be about abortion.  There were so many things wrong with the bill that centering on the abortion issue ended up obfuscating other issues that were far…

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You Broke It, You Own It

The biggest risk the Democrats take on the comprehensive approach to health care is that they will find it much harder to use the health insurance companies as the demon to unite their troops.  They may try to continue to…

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Byrd on Reconciliation

from American Thinker March 10, 2010 Reconciliation and the Senate Bill By Marilyn M. Barnewall excerpt: Using reconciliation to ram through complicated, far-reaching legislation is an abuse of the budget process.  The writers of the Budget Act, and I am…

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The Whole Story in Health Care

In October 2008 the Center for Disease Control placed the United States 29th in infant mortality. Canada shows 5.3 deaths per 1,000; vs the US with 6.9 deaths per 1,000. But U.S infant mortality is explained by the proportion of…

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End the Market Distorting Subsidies

In the March 8th Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria proposes three solutions to the debt crisis in “Defusing the Debt Bomb.” His second proposal was to “end the massive , distorting subsidies for homeownership, healthcare, and agriculture.”  I agree with him.…

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Why The Health Care Summit Failed

The health care summit accomplished very little, nor did many expect it to. The ruling party has made the tragic mistake of breaking the trust of the electorate.  The Louisiana purchase, the Nelson Nebraska bribe, the failure to keep the…

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