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…

by | Dec 20, 2018

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts a stormy fiscal future for state and local governments, with expenses expected to outpace revenues during the next five decades. The GAO report released Dec. 13 said that both expenditures and revenues are…

by | Oct 22, 2018

It is no surprise that health care reform is a major campaign issue for all Americans this year. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that health care is the most important issue that voters want candidates to discuss this…

by | Oct 15, 2018

President Trump’s recent declaration in USA Today that Medicare-for-All would “demolish promises to seniors” produced a deluge of denunciations from the Democrats, the media, and the plan’s primary congressional promoter — Bernie Sanders. The latter’s response to the President’s op-ed uses…

by | May 14, 2018

Last Friday, President Trump caused consternation among Democrats and their media allies by introducing an eminently sensible blueprint for reducing drug prices. The 50-point “American Patients First” plan addresses four broad challenges: High list prices for drugs, government programs overpaying for…

by | Apr 27, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, after meeting with his son’s National Health Service captors ostensibly to discuss “taking Alfie home,” Tom Evans shocked the boy’s international army of supporters by completely reversing the position he had held since last year concerning his son’s care:…

by | Dec 18, 2017

Last summer, when Senator Susan Collins defied her party’s leadership by voting to save the “Affordable Care Act,” she became a heroine to the left. Obamacare apologists effusively praised the Maine Republican for courageously protecting the poor and infirm from…

by | Oct 19, 2017

Well, the “bipartisan” health care deal is pretty much what you would expect when the Republican involved is Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Democrats get to spend more money and keep Obamacare intact while Republicans get something only if they fool…

by | Aug 4, 2017

The Senate should write another Obamacare repeal bill, quickly — and there’s a way to do it without having the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offer the bizarre analysis that replacing Obamacare will result in 20 million fewer people having health…

by | Jul 26, 2017

Google’s Ngram, which charts the use of written words over time, tells us something profound in its display of the opposing trajectories of “inequality” and “opportunity.” As “inequality” enjoys the growing inequality between the two terms, the chance for “opportunity”…

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