Archive for the ‘health care’ Category

The President Creates New Problems For ACA

Keith Hennessey points to yet another problem with ACA, this one new and created by the President’s remarks yesterday. There’s a problem, that “a small percentage of folks” (8-10 million people) are facing canceled individual market health insurance plans, and some of them are “disadvantaged” by the new options, or will be once they can [...]

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Is The ACA An Insurance Plan?

A lot on the Progressive side of the blogosphere are knocking themselves out promoting the idea that insurance is a process of various cohorts subsidising one and other. The young subsidize the old or the healthy subsidize the sick. It’s essentially a way to rationalize the lack of insurance underwriting inherent in the ACA. Jane [...]

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The US Isn’t As Bad At Healthcare Outcomes As You Might Believe

Not much time tonight but here is an interesting and important article by Avik Roy debunking some of the conventional wisdom about the substandard incomes produced by the American health care system. This is interesting: Another point worth making is that people die for other reasons than health. For example, people die because of car [...]

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Why Obamacare Will Make Its Numbers

Despite its rollout problems I think that it’s probable that Obamacare blasts past its goal of 7 million enrollees in its first year. I’ll give you two reasons this is going to happen. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the AP and IRS scandals, Syria, and the NSA. Remember all of those scandals? Of course you do [...]

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Arkansas Sets Aside Part Of Obamacare

Apparently you won’t lose your existing insurance if you live in Arkansas. From NRO: Blue Cross Blue Shield said it had enrolled fewer than 100, QualChoice of Arkansas said it had enrolled less than 50, and Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions has enrolled under 20. The three CEOs did testify that their companies had not sent any [...]

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Some Go To Sources For Objective Obamacare Analysis

I’m not going to burden you with many personal thoughts on the PPACA, hereafter referred to as Obamacare, since they can be boiled down to a simple” I hate it” statement. What I am going to do is offer several really good links that I’ve curated from lots and lots of articles which I’ve read [...]

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15 Minutes Of Fame

It appears as if the hunt for the first enrollee in Obamacare might have to continue. Bill Johnson, the father of the first reported participant, Chad Johnson, was tracked down by Reason.com and he pretty much contradicted everything his son said. Additionally, the details Chad offered to just about every major media outlet in the [...]

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