Tag Archive: Healthcare in the United States

The Revolving Healthcare Door

Let’s not pretend that we’re surprised:

When the legislation that became known as “Obamacare” was first drafted, the key legislator was the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, whose committee took the lead in drafting the legislation. As Baucus himself repeatedly boasted, the architect of that legislation was Elizabeth Folwer, his chief health policy counsel; indeed, as Marcy Wheeler discovered, it was Fowler who actually drafted it. As Politico put it

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The SCOTUS Prequel

I have to agree with the commentators that the Supreme Court is clearly screwing with the media. Usually, the Court is more forthcoming about which decisions are going to be handed down each day. But I feel like the judges are getting a kick out of watching the media work itself up into a frenzy each morning (and occasionally accidentally publish pre-written opinion pieces) hoping for an Obamacare decision only to groan as other decisions … Read more

There is a lot more to this story…

Everyone is up in arms about the new school regulation banning bake sales in MA. The parents that usually use these sales to raise money for school sports and other such activities are incensed.

Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative

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Dying With Your Stethoscope On

I’ve been mulling over this absolute must-read for some time:

It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what

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CBO numbers fail again.

Recently I posted about how the CBO had to downgrade the effects it was claiming for the Patronage Bill. Certain people then proceeded to not just question that this was what happened, while trying to defend this epic trillion dollar failure, but to imply I was purposefully being dishonest about the CBO being dishonest – leaning left in that dishonesty – or the way the LSM reports on this crap. Well, the the usual Read more

The Efficiency of Fraud

Remember, friends: Medicare is the model for how we should reform healthcare. Medicare for all is what Van Jones Propaganda Party, among others, is demanding.

On Tuesday, a jury found Iruke, his wife and an employee who worked for the couple guilty of healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud in a scheme that involved more than $14 million in illegitimate Medicare claims.

Authorities said Iruke and associates often supplied power wheelchairs to Medicare

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You Mean We Can Get Screwed Too?

Sometimes, you really just have to wonder how dumb some people are:

Last year, health care industry groups gave President Barack Obama’s reform plan the support it needed to become law. Now, those same groups are sweating over what might happen in the debt ceiling talks — because their fortunes might be about to change.

Critics of the reform often attack it as a collection of “backroom health care deals,” and Democrats did have an

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Another PPACA Ooops

Actually, I don’t think this is an accident:

President Barack Obama’s health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.

Obligatory “we have to pass it to know what’s in it” jab.

The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get

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About That Efficient Medicare

Medicare is wonderfully efficient. It spends so much less on administration than those evil … what was that?

Much has been said about the growing gap between the program’s spending and revenues — a gap that will widen as baby boomers retire — but little attention has been focused on a problem staring us in the face: Medicare spends a fortune each year on procedures that have no proven benefit and should not be

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