by | Mar 6, 2020

Following increased interest in expanding access to paid family and medical leave, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., joined forces with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to promote the Family and Medical Insurance Leave, or FAMILY, Act. If we believe the act’s supporters,…

by | Feb 29, 2020

Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor, is a mess. State governments have long gamed the program to maximize the funding they get from federal taxpayers. The Trump Administration has proposed a new regulation, the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability…

by | Feb 20, 2020

As Sen. Bernie Sanders looks more and more like the one who may win the Democratic presidential nomination, some tell us that he isn’t the radical leftist others make him out to be. Maybe he’s not even a socialist, despite…

by | Jan 10, 2020

“Nah, ’e still ’asn’t peed.” She might have been talking about an aging dog, but, no, she was referring to me. It was a few hours after an operation on my sinuses, my first experience of hospital surgery for many…

by and | Nov 8, 2019

American politics are nasty and often counterproductive because we have tried to solve too many problems politically, through government programs, rather than socially, through civil society. We have substituted bureaucracies for individual and community initiatives. Historically, America was built by…

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 | Jul 22, 2019

The Bernie Sanders campaign recently announced that it would be raising its salaries staffers’ effective pay to $15 an hour by shortening their workdays. This comes on the heels of reports that middling salaries and 60-hour weeks mean that Bernie…

by | Mar 27, 2019

Driving while texting is so dangerous that it’s outlawed. But doctors and nurses are expected to care for patients while keeping their eyes glued to a computer screen, following prompts and clicking boxes. Some electronic health record systems require 62 clicks…

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