Category Archives: health care policy

I Get a +2 to Save Vs. Rescission

A little over a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services had to demand that a health insurance company actually provide health insurance. On a related note, Eberron is the best D&D setting. Continue reading

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The Truth About Health Care

For those who don’t know, until this week I worked for a large national company in a call center. Most of the calls I took dealt with prescriptions in one form or another. Since the health care debate is heating … Continue reading

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GOP Health Care Proposal, part 2

I am reading the GOP health care plan, looking for good things Obama could take from it. Anything Obama does take from their plan is a way to help ensure we get a good law in the end (and a … Continue reading

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GOP Health Care Proposal

Obama asked Congress for a plan that does three things: “it must reduce costs, guarantee choice, and ensure quality care for every American.” The GOP plan is out today, and it doesn’t accomplish any of that. Yes, it guarantees a … Continue reading

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Letter to the Times Daily

Since the Times Daily is only running about one in three letters I write (while complaining that not enough people write letters), I’m posting this one tonight. To the Editor, Times Daily: Watch out! The stimulus bill will kill your … Continue reading

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It’s Coming Down

California, Louisiana, Alaska. Three states with Republican governors aspiring to a 2012 presidential bid (although one would need a Constitutional amendment). All three are in a state of budgetary collapse. Tell me again why anyone is still listening to crap … Continue reading

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Know What You’re Talking About

My participation in the debate drinking game was suspended for eleven seconds tonight while John McCain’s mouth hung open. In case you missed that, here it is: McCain confused Obama’s health care plan with Hillary Clinton’s; basically, he didn’t know … Continue reading

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McCain Needs a History Lesson

Here’s one interesting fact lost in the hullabaloo over the trillion-dollar bailout: To prevent this meltdown, all we had to do was NOT repeal the Glass-Steagall Act. It really is that simple. Just keep a law passed in 1933, and … Continue reading

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The Evils of Socialized Medicine

BEEP. Mail service call. “Hello, this is Matt. How may I help you?” Right off the bat, there is an edge to the caller’s voice. Before I can help him, I need his name, his date of birth, and his … Continue reading

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