Tag: healthcare

Politics

How to Neuter a Crossing Guard

This is for my conservative friends who are celebrating the healthcare bill’s demise. You’ll want to read it all. Let’s begin with a little story about a crossing guard. Imagine you are standing at a dangerous intersection now. Cars whizzing by nonstop in all 4 directions. You feel powerless and frustrated. There are no structural safeguards, …

Obamacare

What Can Missouri Legislators Learn From 19th Century St. Louis Politicians?

Do Not Push

I’ll let one of my favorite thinkers, St. Louis native Don Peppers, tell about St. Louis in 1850: My hometown of St. Louis, Missouri was the largest city west of the Mississippi River in 1850, and the second largest port city in the entire country. Only New York handled more tonnage than the riverboats that …

Obamacare

This Is Why You Are Underemployed

If you can’t find full-time work, blame Obamacare. One reason the Middle Class has shriveled and wages shrunk over the the past four years is underemployment. People want full time work, but settle for anything. And anything is usually part time. Most of the fantastic new jobs created since the 2009 have been part-time jobs. …

Obamacare

Here’s What’s Great About the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision

In the Ronald Reagan movie Kings Row, Reagan plays Drake McHugh, whose legs are sawn off by a sadistic, class-conscious doctor. Everyone remembers the line “Where’s the rest of me?” No remembers what happens after that. I’ll fill you in. McHugh’s best friend, a psychiatrist, decides to tell McHugh (Reagan) the truth: his legs were …

Limited Government

Here’s One Way the Government’s Making Medicine Worse in America

I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important.  Here’s what is: It took my doctor 10 minutes to describe my symptoms into a government-mandated voice recognition system.   In the old days, the doctor took notes.  Now, he has to recite his observations into a Mad Men-era dictaphone. “Male, age 48, …

Federalism

A Health Insurance Solution that Some Smart State Should Try

The term “United States” is both plural (many states united) and singular (the United States). The tag line “e pluribus unum” loses its meaning if we cease to be many, if we give up our identities as individual states. As states, we are as different from each other as the United States is from Canada. …

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SCOTUS Reality Tour

  By now you’ve seen the sensational headlines: People Are Saying That Obama’s Healthcare Law Got Massacred At The Supreme Court Today Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/politics#ixzz1qMjfnTtF Here Is The Moment When Justice Alito Shredded Verrilli At The Obamacare Hearings Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/politics#ixzz1qMjjQXFM Skeptical Kennedy signals trouble for Obama’s healthcare law Supreme Court Health Care Law: Justices …

Politics

Obama’s War on Catholics Has Nothing To Do With Healthcare

Obama’s dictate that Catholic organizations must participate in contraception and abortion has nothing to do with healthcare or rights or contraception or anything of the sort. Not at all. Modern dictatorships don’t operate that way. Obama just destroyed the free practice clause of the First Amendment, and that’s exactly what he intended. Congress shall make …