Entries Tagged as 'healthcare'

I Heart Romneycare

December 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm 38 Comments

‘Galatea’ is a columnist writing about her experience looking for work after her recent downsizing. Previous entries in her series can be read here.
hd porno indir
Were you aware that there is at least one (1) conservative-ish person who is a fan of Romneycare? Hint: it’s me.

I know! My mom is a resident of Massachusetts and gets all your free health care money! Awesome, click right?

Click here to read more

The Wrong Way to Attack Gingrich

November 30th, 2011 at 5:11 pm 21 Comments

The American Spectator has decided to attack Newt Gingrich’s position on healthcare because he once praised the work of Dr. Donald Berwick’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement. I must say, capsule as someone who has pretty consistently thought that Obamacare was a terrible way to go about reforming our healthcare system, pharm that the criticism by David Catron is ridiculous.

It would be like criticizing Stephen Chu’s Nobel Prize in Physics for laser cooling and trapping of atoms because he is a terrible venture capitalist in energy companies. True and unrelated!

Click here to read more

The Case of the Century

November 14th, 2011 at 10:36 am 25 Comments

The U.S. Supreme court has agreed to hear essentially all of the challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care and Protection Act, and President Obama’s health care law. The AP is reporting that there will be five hours of oral arguments in March or April, cialis after all of the briefs are submitted.

Click here to read more

Wal-Mart Wants to be Your Doctor

David Frum November 9th, 2011 at 1:38 pm 70 Comments

Or so NPR reports.

The nation’s largest retailer is planning to offer medical services ranging from the management of diabetes to HIV infections, NPR and Kaiser Health News have learned.

This raises a question I’ve long wondered about: Why has there never appeared a giant low-cost provider offering good-enough healthcare at a very low price? Such providers appear in almost every other service industry in the US economy.

Click here to read more

Veterans Earned Their Benefits

November 8th, 2011 at 1:37 pm 54 Comments

Thanks alot McCain, I’m sorry I voted for your sorry RINO ass. Of course, I only voted for you because the alternative was unthinkable–but it’s not as if there was a conservative in the running. This latest caper of yours confirms it:

According to reports, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has stepped up his push to block working age retirees from using TRICARE Prime. McCain suggested to the powerful 12-member Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction it would help avoid spending cuts that would directly impact readiness.

Click here to read more

Res Judicata: Defending Romneycare

October 17th, 2011 at 1:51 am 17 Comments

The Massachusetts health care law signed in 2006 by Governor Romney has three main parts:

1. It requires all citizens to buy a state-approved health insurance plan, ampoule

2. It provides subsidies to certain low-income people to pay for insurance, case

3. It requires employers to provide health insurance to their employees or pay a fee to the state.

I agree with parts 1 and 2. Health care is of course, viagra a complex subject. But the crux of our problem is that individuals are not taking care of themselves. For decades the tax code has encouraged employers to provide a very expensive benefit to employees, health insurance.

Click here to read more

What’s to Blame for Healthcare Costs? Doing Nothing.

September 28th, 2011 at 8:00 am 46 Comments

The Associated Press reports that a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that health insurance premiums rose last year by 9%. Let’s try to affix blame by looking at some of the common arguments that try to explain this.

Click here to read more

The Romney We Need

David Frum September 12th, 2011 at 11:48 pm 91 Comments

Mitt Romney arrived loaded for bear this evening, pointing out, for example, that Rick Perry’s Texas created jobs at barely 1/3 the rate of Anne Richards’ Texas.

On Social Security, Romney battered Rick Perry’s call to have a debate about Social Security … some time in the far, far future, in a galaxy far, far away.

Rick Perry was reduced to his now familiar babbling incoherence, promising not to take away a program he has condemned as unconstitutional. Mitt Romney caught, diced and spliced Gov. Perry in deceitful misquotation.

All in all – a good night for Romney, a bad night for Perry.

Click here to read more

How I’d Reduce Healthcare Costs

David Frum August 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm 101 Comments

“Easy for Me to Say” is a FrumForum feature series in which David Frum answers reader questions about political issues. Readers are invited to pose questions that take the form of: “OK – so what would you do instead of this or that politician you’ve criticized?”

Questions should be e-mailed to editor [at] frumforum.com with “Easy for Me to Say” in the subject line.

Carl Asks: “OK…what would you do to reduce the share of the GDP taken by health care costs, to bring it closer to the 13% that Switzerland spends?”

I think the best, most effective, most responsive way to control health costs is to place greater power in the hands of health insurers.

Click here to read more

Medicare’s Disastrous Bidding Process

August 8th, 2011 at 1:33 pm 5 Comments

In the Weekly Standard, sale Eli Lehrer discusses a little understood but deeply flawed process that Medicare is using to bid on certain medical equipment. The consequences of the flawed system may lead to higher healthcare costs and lower life expectancies:

In the trial areas, cheap problems have already emerged. Diabetics have run into difficulty getting supplies that work with their testing meters and CMS has had to rejigger delivery quantities for almost every major item it has put out for bids. While these short-term fixes have prevented calamity, check the fragile, nearly arbitrary process that now exists could show real strains as soon as the “round two” process expands current practices to a total of 91 metropolitan areas that collectively contain almost the entire population.

Click here to read more