Category Archives: Healthcare

Keeping It Simple: The Case For Universal Policies

In today’s episode, we have the attempt by Democratic-controlled states to fix the ACA (‘Obamacare’; boldface mine): Earnest blue state liberals who are trying hard to make the policy work are inadvertently shifting cost burdens to their poor citizens, while … Continue reading

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Some Early Thoughts On CAP’s Medicare Extra For All Healthcare Proposal

The liberal-ish think tank, Center for American Progress (CAP), released a healthcare proposal, Medicare Extra For All: this is essentially a public option (here’s a good take). It also does much more to directly regulate healthcare prices. Overall, it would … Continue reading

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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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