Category Archives: Healthcare

Best Healthcare System In The World

Why should the practice of medicine inform medical care? (boldface mine): California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients’ records when deciding … Continue reading

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No, This Is Not Good Health Insurance

One point I’ve been making on this shitty little blog since 2009 is Obamacare/Romneycare, while it does some good things for some people, still doesn’t get at the affordability problem. Between co-pays and deductibles, many people can’t afford the healthcare … Continue reading

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How To Demobilize Your Base: The Ralph Northam Edition

And Democratic Governor-Elect Ralph Northam hasn’t even taken office yet (boldface mine): Outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) tried every year to push the legislature to accept millions in federal money to expand the health program to hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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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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