Category Archives: Health Insurance

Massachusetts Health Insurance Fiasco

Tweet There hasn’t been a lot of news coverage about what’s going on in the Bay State – draw your own conclusion why – but the state’s universal health insurance program is collapsing. There are only a handful of health insurance companies in Massachusetts and they’re all not for profits – no evil malefactors of…


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Our National Fugue State

Tweet If you opened an umbrella in Times Square you could say you covered New York A sizable portion of the American political class seems to be mired in a prolonged fugue state (code 300.13). Their confusion has led them to the conviction that our nation’s well being will be served by a complex piece…


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Ford, the UAW, and the Public Option

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Tweet If you want any further proof that government run health insurance will run private health insurance into the ground look at Ford and the United Auto Workers. The union which along with the federal government owns GM and Chrysler has refused to adjust its contract with Ford to match that which it has with…


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House Healthcare Bill

Tweet Below is the complete text of the House Healthcare Bill – all 1990 pages. I haven’t read it but a quick search finds “tax” in it about 275 times. I wonder if anyone has read it. House HCR bill


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Saving Money on Medical Care

Tweet Here’s an intelligent article on the realities of new health care legislation  posted at a surprising sight. Well worth reading. Remember if a new program can’t reduce the ruinous cost increase of medical care it’s not worth doing. The Health Care Cost Saving Myth


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Healthcare Cuts in British Columbia

Tweet Read this article to see what happens to government health insurance. It’s another example of less healthcare costing more resulting in even less medical care. Drastic health cuts coming in Vancouver: B.C.


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Healthcare Abroad and at Home

Tweet The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about healthcare in France. It details the financial difficulties that France’s national healthcare plan is experiencing. The data on this graph need a little explaining. It presents the percentage change in medical (not health as it states) cost in four countries. To accurately analyze the data…


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Draft of House Health Insurance Bill

Tweet If you are addicted to punishment you might want to page through the draft of the House’s health insurance bill. Not only have most congressmen not read it, they would have to understand bureaucratease – the language in which the bill is written. This is the June 19th version and comes in at a…


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Effectiveness and Cost

Tweet There’s a growing sentiment that a solution to out of control medical costs might be to limit reimbursement of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are deemed to be of little or no effectiveness. I’ve written earlier that this is rationing of medical care in disguise. But let’s look at his issue in a little…


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The Rashomon Approach to Medicare

Tweet The May 28 number of the New England Journal of Medicine published three perspective pieces which show how hard it is to discuss anything to do with federal funding of medical care. The authors, all PhDs, were invited to write these articles presumably because they know a lot about the subject. I’ve already stated…


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