Category Archives: Health Care

Veterans Always Get the Best of Socialism, Health Care Edition

That the US military is prone to conservatism has always tickled my sense of irony. The US military is the largest bureaucracy in the country, and probably the largest single bureaucratic agency on the planet. The government pays its workers … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform Easily Fixed A Market Failure

Update: Should have titled this “Health Care Reform Easily Mitigated A Market Failure” Not every adult under 26 has employer-based health care and can afford their own plan. Before the health care reform bill, there were 10 million uninsured young … Continue reading

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Literally the Stupidest Thing You’ll Hear All Day

It might not be the craziest thing, but I guarantee it’s the stupidest. “You can’t tell me the system is better now than it was before Medicare,” he said. Coburn agreed that some people received poor care – or no … Continue reading

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Every Metric Is Bigger in Texas. Part 1

It’s probably going to take until November 7th, 2012 for a majority of the nation to realize every positive statistic cited by Rick Perry and his punditry is entirely based on booming population growth, and not any good governance action … Continue reading

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“People Should Die Earlier With Grace” – I’ve Been Waiting For This Argument

David Brooks is just saying health care costs are rising because people aren’t sucking it up and dying when it’s their time. But hey, he’s not recommending any solution that can be inferred with believing this statement… If the … Continue reading

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US Women Are Dying Younger Than Women in Panama and Vietnam

We seem intent on destroying ourselves. In 737 U.S. counties out of more than 3,000, life expectancies for women declined between 1997 and 2007. For life expectancy to decline in a developed nation is rare. Setbacks on this scale have … Continue reading

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Health Is Always Your Individual Choice – Until It’s Not

Andrew Sullivan gives his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act and Ryan’s block grant health care proposal, via Ezra Klein. …At the same time, as a matter of economics and mathematics, we also know at the back of our minds … Continue reading

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Kathryn Lopez on Why Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded (Hint: It’s Gross, and Religious!)

Oh it’s because contraceptives get women pregnant and is inhumane, and here Lopez goes and totally skips the abortion reason, because there’s a deeper, more penetrating issue, that only the pure mind of Kathryn Lopez has grasped. Perhaps nothing better … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Use the Truth to Sell the Health Care Law

There’s enough in the Affordable Health Care bill where, if you’re not some fantasy-land wacko ignorant towards our nation’s long and constitutionally-validated history of requiring citizens to purchase things through the Commerce Clause, you can be persuaded to support the … Continue reading

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Judge Vinson is Forgetting His History

At another point, he says that the Founders who rebelled against a tea tax would not “have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place.” Slate In July of … Continue reading

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