by | Jun 7, 2019

Sacramento Late Monday evening, I felt a stabbing sensation in my gut, so I went to the emergency room when it became apparent the pain wasn’t going away. I had to wait to see a doctor of course, but then…

by | Mar 30, 2019

“We have been dealing with health care constantly,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi maintained this week. “The public attention has been on the Mueller report, but we have been focused on health care.” A these-are-not-the-droids-you-are-looking-for quality animates the speaker’s…

by | Jan 24, 2019

Does the United States spend too much on healthcare or not enough? The governor of the most populous state picks the latter as his answer. Gavin Newsom, the incoming governor of the Golden State, unleashed an ambitious plan to spend…

by | Jan 9, 2019

Customers of Obamacare received nearly $4 billion in unwarranted subsidies in 2018, and the IRS can’t even recoup some of that due to the manner in which the law is written. The inspector general for the Treasury Department said that…

by | Dec 19, 2018

A federal district judge struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional on Friday, in a lawsuit brought by Republican officials from twenty states. They want their residents to have more insurance choices and lower premiums. Though technically the suing states won…

by | Nov 20, 2018

60 Minutes demonstrated the primary ailment of American healthcare on Sunday. “The actual drug naloxone can cost as little as a nickel a dose, according to industry insiders,” Lesley Stahl remarks about the drug that brings the opioid dead back…

by | Oct 7, 2018

Each year, America celebrates the first week of October as National Primary Care Week, a time to honor the important work done by family physicians, pediatricians, OB-GYNs, and other primary care doctors. This year, in addition to recognizing the achievements…

by | Aug 15, 2018

Democrats are trying to ban low-cost health insurance that covers less than Obamacare. They claim they’re protecting the public from what Senator Chuck Schumer calls “junk insurance.” Don’t believe it. In truth, they’re sabotaging middle class consumers who’ve been priced…

by | Jun 28, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and J.P. Morgan Chase tabbed Atul Gawande to lead their nonprofit venture to provide better healthcare cheaper to their million-plus employees and family members dependent on the coverage they provide. Gawande cites “better outcomes,” “better satisfaction,” and…

by | Jun 15, 2018

A federal appeals court has handed the Trump administration a major victory by ruling against an insurance company whose lawyers claimed the taxpayers owed it $214 million in Obamacare subsidies. Moda Health Plan had sued the government, claiming that it…

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