Tag Archives: Health Care

To be heroic vs. to be celebrated as heroes in the media

Vik Khanna asks, Should Doctors Screen Their Patients for Gun Violence? Wintemute also asserts: “Nationwide in 2016, there was an average of 97 deaths from firearm violence per day: 35[,]476 altogether. In the 10 years ending with 2016, deaths of U.S. … Continue reading

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Hidden (and illegal) bailouts to insurance companies

Live by the “phone and pen,” die by the “phone and pen.”  It’s no way to run an alleged self-governing republic. There’s a reason American political scientists argue that wide-reaching public policy needs to be bipartisan, and not crammed through … Continue reading

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The “New Coke” of domestic policy initiatives

h/t Kevin D. Williamson in McHealthcare Deluxe: What’s too often lost in the Sturm und Drang of recent Republican efforts to reform the insurance reforms enacted by Democrats in 2009 is this: The Affordable Care Act has not worked as … Continue reading

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pre-2010 levels of dystopia

“If the Supreme Court dismantles a core provision in Obamacare, America will be plunged into a pre-2010 levels of dystopia.” h/t David Harsanyi in Progressives To SCOTUS: Do The Right Thing And Ignore The Constitution. We’ve reached a point where liberals … Continue reading

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Acknowledging the existence of deception

Is the defense of Gruber – politicians of all stripes use deception to get their way –  a teachable moment for public-choice economics?  So asks Veronique de Rugy: Given our shared understanding the government isn’t always benevolent, we can all … Continue reading

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Unambiguously meant to squeeze the states

Jonah Goldberg says “The Great Liberal Forgetting about Jonathan Gruber begins… NOW.”   Writing in the wake of Halbig he points out Gruber’s (one of the architects of Obamacare) admission that the law was written unambiguously to “squeeze” the States. … Continue reading

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Cooking the books, killing the vets

Our veterans deserve so much better than bureaucratic homicide.  And they’re still waiting.  Waiting in lines and waiting for reform of the system. Yuval Levin writes a characteristically excellent piece about the “massive conspiracy to benefit VA employees at the expense … Continue reading

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