Category Archives: Healthcare

Part Of People Liking This Crap Is Making It Easy To Use

Or at least ‘un-difficult‘ (boldface mine): All more or less true, but all stepping around one major point: The ObamaCare exchanges are a tremendous pain in the neck. Next time Democrats get a bite at the policy apple, they would … Continue reading

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No One Could Have Predicted This Problem With The PPACA

Nope, nobody at all. Sarah Kliff, in “The Obamacare problem that Democrats don’t want to talk about“, writes (boldface mine): Bill Clinton made a very specific critique of Obamacare last week — one that most Democrats won’t. “The people that … Continue reading

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Insulin Prices In The U.S. Doubled From 2000-2009. But Not In The U.K.

Last week, I wrote about what insulin price gouging does to diabetics–who make up nearly ten percent of the U.S. population. In the U.K., insulin is much cheaper: U.S. prices are over five times as high as those in the … Continue reading

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If This Doesn’t Lead To Fair Drug Prices, Nothing Will

Pharma arrogance, thy name is insulin (boldface mine): Millions of diabetes patients around the United States are experiencing a health crisis due to massive increases in the price of insulin, which these patients need to live. They are being forced … Continue reading

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Revoke Mylan’s Corporate Charter

By now, you’ve probably heard about Mylan Laboratories’ massive price hikes in the EpiPen, which is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. You might have even heard how the EpiPen technology is entirely the result of federally funded research. Perhaps … Continue reading

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We Dirty Hippies Were Right About The Public Option

In light of the revelations that Aetna told the federal government that if its proposed merger didn’t go through, it would pull out of ACA (‘Obamacare’) exchanges, let’s flashback to 2009 (boldface mine): President Obama’s advisers acknowledged Tuesday that they … Continue reading

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When Campbell’s Law Collides With Organ Donation

I’ve written before about the effect Campbell’s Law has on education in the U.S., but for those who don’t know what Campbell’s Law is, I’ll turn it over to sociologist Donald Campbell: The more any quantitative social indicator is used … Continue reading

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