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by and and | Jan 3, 2023

Insurance companies are causing burnout in healthcare providers and posting record profits in the process. These profit margins are not an achievement of market forces. They are the fruits of crony capitalism. The insurance companies have rigged the game. Before…

by and | May 21, 2022

We have failed collectively as physicians when the Louisiana State Legislature must intervene to draft a bill making sure that only spine surgeons are allowed to perform spine surgery. The bill in debate is Louisiana HB 941. It has a…

by | Dec 16, 2019

The United States Postal Service has many troubles. Mail volume has plunged more than 30 percent since 2007. The agency, which was designed to be self-funding, has run deficits for many years. And earlier this year, the postmaster general told…

by | Nov 13, 2019

Some people miss their own irony. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for a one-size-fits-all national health insurance includes the promise of “strengthening FTC [Federal Trade Commission] oversight over health care organizations, including non-profit hospitals, to crack down on anti-competitive behavior.”…

by | Sep 19, 2019

Health care ranked as most important issue, save for “the ability to beat Donald Trump,” for Democratic voters in a FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos poll taken before and after last week’s presidential debate. The debate revealed fissures among the party’s presidential aspirants on…

by | Sep 16, 2019

Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. Its symptoms include emotional instability, delusional behavior, and foaming at the mouth. While it’s easy to diagnose, it’s hard to treat and — unfortunately — its treatment is currently covered by no major health-care providers….

by | Sep 7, 2019

CNN hosted a climate change town hall event Wednesday night long enough to make eyes glaze over — in one case, with blood. The network placed dead last among the three major cable news channels in the ratings with an…

by | Aug 28, 2019

The United States has a complex health-care delivery system composed of private and government-funded insurance plans. Half of all Americans receive their health insurance from their employer or their spouse’s employer. Over 40 percent of Americans receive their health insurance…

by | Aug 22, 2019

The U.S. government’s debt — that is, ours and our children’s debt as taxpayers — is growing. This growth is largely driven by rising Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid obligations. These are the programs Congress could focus on and work…

by | Aug 1, 2019

There are no valid free-market arguments for a nationwide, one-size-fits-all federal plan to provide paid leave. But should experimentation with this policy be off-limits to states? The beauty of a federalist system is that states can experiment and innovate with…

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