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. […]

This Is Why Obamacare Matters

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

You know what the most satisfying thing is about the Supreme Court ruling yesterday upholding Obamacare? Pondering how it will help tens of thousands, heck millions of our fellow citizens will live healthier, longer and more fulfilling lives because of it. And that’s exactly the story this new video from the Obama campaign tells. Put […]

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 […]

McCain's Pissed And It Ain't Going To Take It

Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is angry. So, too, are his fellow Republicans. McCain says, there will be consequences. There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year,” McCain said during a radio interview Monday. “They have poisoned the well in what they’ve done and how they’ve done it. Oh no! Not that. Perhaps […]