Category Archives: Healthcare

One Small Lesson From The Socialist Who Won In Virginia About Healthcare

I’ll have more to say about this next week hopefully (kinda busy), and, no, the lesson isn’t Democrats should become socialists (though, as best as I can tell, socialism circa 2017 is slightly to the right of Hubert Humphrey on … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Healthcare And Health Insurance: The Opioid Edition

In all of the debate about the healthcare system–which is actually a debate about paying for healthcare–what goes missing is, well, healthcare. That is, does the healthcare system increase or decrease lifespan, quality of life, and so on. Which brings … Continue reading

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Once Again, Republicans Are Trying To Kill Thousands Of People

Republicans have one last shot at weakening the ACA (Obamacare) through a bill that’s being referred to as Cassidy-Graham. Unlike previous attempts, Cassidy-Graham is especially pernicious. It imposes a Medicaid per-capita cap, which, by 2027, would throw more people off … Continue reading

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Everyone Should Have Nice Things: Thoughts on GUIs, APIs, And Healthcare

When it comes to healthcare policy, people don’t care about the API, they care about the GUI. In English, that means if the end product isn’t liked, it doesn’t matter if the wonky details are nerdvana. Or as we often … Continue reading

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I Have No Frame Of Reference Left For Healthcare Politics

Former Democratic Senator Max Baucus, who played a large role in watering down the ACA and preventing a public option (never mind single payer), is now single-payer healthcare curious (boldface mine): It’s time for America to consider seriously a single-payer, … Continue reading

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Single-Payer And/Or Universal Healthcare Are Not Novel Policies–We Can Do This

Matthew Yglesias touches on something that has bothered me for a long time on the left-ish side of the healthcare debate (boldface mine): If progressive activists want to make a push for single-payer health care, then a push is going … Continue reading

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Is Women’s Healthcare A Purity Issue? On The Colorado Gubernatorial Race

With all of the brouhaha about ‘purity tests’ for Democrats, it’s worth looking at one possible Democratic candidate for governor of Colorado, current lieutenant governor Donna Lynne. She’s a former healthcare executive–which arguably is not a good look. She’s also … Continue reading

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