Tag Archives: Health Care Finance

Maybe Death Isn’t All That Bad: Trump’s Budget Proposal Slashes Spending by $3.6 Trillion Over 10 years – Guess Who Pays ?

The “oil spot” theory of counter-insurgency asserts, in brief, that if we take an area and make it safe for the population, the effect of this improved safety would spread beyond the confines of the area made safe(er), kind of … Continue reading

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“Repeal and Replace” is a Lie, it is Simply “Destroy and Enrich”

There is an old political truism that one should never impute intent on the actions of one’s opponents; that they are honorable people with whom one has, simply enough, policy disagreements. This truism does not hold with the Republican ACA … Continue reading

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: The Issue Is Not Cost

“Those who need care most often get care least. And even when the poor do get service, it is often second rate…This situation will be corrected only when the poor have sufficient purchasing power to enter the medical marketplace on … Continue reading

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act – Be Afraid

Gentle Readers – this was published this morning in the Daily Item, the paper for this area of Pennsylvania. I grant that it is not measured and without passion. But then, if you have read anything I have written, you … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Commons – Drug Shortages and Our Patients’ Health | The American Journal of Medicine Blog

Gentle Readers – A brief editorial written by colleagues and me related to the abuse of the Commons by unbridled capitalism. Yes, we live in a capitalist country, but without proper regulation “..the weak become the meat that the strong … Continue reading

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Trump’s tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher ‘era of dynastic wealth’

Gentle Reader – It is this setup for the next 4 years – a tax cut that removes somewhere between 5 and 9 trillion dollars from the Federal Treasury, most going to the wealthiest 1% – that sets the stage … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Is there Only One Universal Coverage Alternative to the Current US Health Insurance System Which Would be the Most Efficient ?

Gentle Reader – My son suggested I pay attention to Quora – an on line Q&A system – and I now do. Here is a question I was asked to answer. Interesting question, for sure. AJL ———————————— The answer to … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act – Not So Fast !

There was some welcome news on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) front reported on Friday (November 8, 2013, New York Times).  On the front page of the Newspaper of Record, a bold headline stating: “Rules to Require Equal Coverage for … Continue reading

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The Afordable Care Act – On Line Now !

Gentle Reader – Perhaps like a few of you, I have been watching with growing unease the Government shutdown brought on by the Right’s intense dislike – or so it appears to me – of our Centrist President Obama.  Driving … Continue reading

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Health Care, Quality, And International Translation – Possible ?

A special lecture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for a course: Politics, Health, Sociology, and their Nexus

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