Sure I’ll Pay For Their Health Care

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Health Care | No Comments

When the news first broke weeks ago that for Papa John’s to conform to the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, they would have to increase the price of each pizza by a little more than a dime, I thought to myself, “well that isn’t to bad, is that really all it would cost, cause […]

Media Confused By NHS Olympic Tribute

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Health Care, Sports | No Comments

Yes, there was a celebration of the British NHS at the Olympic Opening Ceremony the other night. Yes, it was memorable. And yes, the American media was clueless and confused about it all. The Guardian: Perhaps not surprisingly in a country where healthcare reform is so controversial, it was the high-profile presence of the NHS that […]

Romney On Israel’s Health Care System

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

According to The New York Times, Romney spoke favorably about the fact that health care makes up a much smaller amount of Israel’s gross domestic product compared to the United States: Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the G.D.P. in Israel? Eight percent,” he said. “You spend eight percent of G.D.P. […]

Infographic: US Health Care Costs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

US health care costs are growing rapidly in the U.S., and national health spending is estimated to increase from 18 percent of the economy to about 25 percent by 2037. And while the price for medical services outpaces inflation, federal health spending is projected to grow from 25 percent of federal spending to about 40 percent by 2037. As health care grows faster […]

“Largest Tax Increase In History”

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Analysis, Government, Politics | No Comments

Before the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last week, the primary Republican  line of attack against were over-the-top hyperbolic, but at least subjective: government takeover of health care, unconstitutional overreach, etc. But from the moment the SCOTUS determined the law stands as an exercise of Congress’ taxing power, though, Republicans have gone empirical. […]

The SCOTUS Decision In Plain English

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in News | No Comments

Basically all you need to know about the ruling from the Scotusblog: In Plain English: The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. There were not five votes to uphold it on the ground that Congress could use its power to regulate commerce between the states […]

The Republican Party In Action

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Government, Politics | No Comments

Ezra Klein at the Washington Post outlines how the GOP managed to take an idea they promoted for at least two decades, the individual mandate, and within two years set the stage for the Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional: The first step was, perhaps, the hardest: The Republican Party had to take an official and unanimous stand […]

In Case You Missed This

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Opinion, Politics | No Comments

You just can’t make this shit up: The White House is “all talk, no action” on moving toward compromise, said Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “There has been a lot of talk in the last couple days about compromise, but it sounds to us like a way to turn […]

Republican's Plan To Repeal & Replace Medicare

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Government, News | No Comments

The Wall Street Journal, not exactly a liberal newspaper reports: The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills. Mr. Ryan and other conservatives say this is necessary because of the program’s soaring costs [....] […]

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Government | No Comments

Rep. Bill Posey’s (R-FL) was asked if it was hypocritical for him to accept government run health care benefits after voting to repeal health care reform, he said: I don’t know …. Am I a federal employee?

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