Category Archives: Healthcare

Clueless Democrats Are Going To Be A Real Problem, Even If Things Go Well in 2020

Let’s be uncharacteristically optimistic about Democratic chances in 2020 and assume they take back the Senate and the White House. Even then, the biggest obstacle to good policy is going to be Democrats with outdated ideas of what their voters … Continue reading

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Keeping Policy Simple–For Those Who Experience It

One of the frustrating things about many policy debates is that there is too much emphasis on the details in political discussions: When it comes to healthcare policy, people don’t care about the API, they care about the GUI. In … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Healthcare

The Corruption Of Medical Statistics

While the healthcare discussion makes it sound like we’re discussing actual healthcare, we’re really not. What we are discussing is healthcare insurance. And a bad reimbursement scheme, whether public or private, gives people lots of lucrative incentives, to goose the … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Healthcare

First, We Stop The Dying. Then, If Needed, We Worry About Inflation

With radical centrist Howard Schultz tossing his hat into the ring, as predicted, radical centrists are starting up with the ‘how are you going to pay for it?‘ crap. The snarky answer would be, “We’ll pay for it the same … Continue reading

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Medical Tourism Is Still A Bad Solution

From the CDC: Recently, some US residents returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, were diagnosed with infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. All of the travelers with this particular infection had an invasive medical procedure performed … Continue reading

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Co-Pays, Elective Treatments, And Insulin

The Best Healthcare System In The World™ (boldface mine): Mallory Lorge, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, is forced to ration her insulin and look at her possessions to decide what she can sell to pay down her bills because … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Healthcare

House Democrats Are About To Hamstring Themselves

Well, you knew the good times wouldn’t last. The House leadership is pushing hard for a very, very stupid rule (boldface mine): The proposed rule changes require more time for the review of legislation before a floor vote, changing the … Continue reading

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