Archive for the 'Health Care' Category

It’s unsustainable, stupid.

By mw | Related entries in Debt, Deficit, Divided Government, europe, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Obama, Romney

In the 1992 presidential campaign, James Carville’s motivational meme “It’s the economy, stupid.” perfectly encapsulated the key issue of the election. In 2012 “It’s unsustainable, tuip”. You may not like the Romney/Ryan plans for dealing with our unsustainable spending, debt and entitlements, but at least it is a substantive plan and they are willing to talk about it during this campaign. If the Democrats and the Obama administration have a sustainable fiscal plan for the United States government I don’t know what it is, and they sure seem reluctant to talk about putting anything meaningful on the table. The easiest thing for the President to do would be to embrace the Simpson-Bowles plan. It was his commission. It was his idea. If the 2012 presidential election comes down to a choice between a candidate with a serious plan to get us out of this morass vs. a candidate that appears to ignore it – the man with the plan wins.

August 22nd, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Could Paul Ryan Hurt Romney In Florida?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Florida, Health Care, health care reform, Republicans, Romney, Ryan

Add this to the list of reasons why I don’t understand Romney picked Ryan. Romney needs Florida or it’s over for him. And he has built up a lot of good will between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio’s influence down there. But Paul Ryan wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system. And Floridians aren’t […]

August 12th, 2012 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Oboomercare and The Generational Sting

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Deficit, Health Care, health care reform, Obama, Taxes

This generational Ponzi scheme, like all Ponzi schemes, will work only as long as enough new suckers can be found to “invest” so that the older “investors” can cash out. The Greatest Generation kicked off the con with Social Security and added Medicare, but they understood the game. They made a lot of babies – the Boomers – so it is/was relatively easy for us to pay off their benefits. We Boomers expanded Medicare and added prescription benefits, but we’ve barely made enough Gen-X babies to pay for it. Still, thanks to the Millennials, it looks like we may squeak through and get most of our payoff. The Milliennials can take credit for piling on the additional Obamacare benefits, as they are the ones that elected him. But they are just not making enough babies to have any hope of securing their entitlements from the next generation. Suckers.

July 27th, 2012 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

CBO: Obamacare Reduces Deficit; SCOTUS Decision Leaves Millions Uninsured

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Health Care, health care reform, Obama

The CBO confirms what they’ve already said in the past. However, the SCOTUS ruling has the potential to hurt folks in the red and purple states. This from The New Republic: The Congressional Budget Office just published a newly updated estimate of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the budget. The estimate largely […]

July 25th, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Affordable Care Act Upheld By SCOTUS

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Health Care, health care reform, Law, Legislation, Obama, Supreme Court

This just in from Drudgereport: SUPREME COURT RULES: Mandate survives as a tax… Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court… The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated… ‘Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do […]

June 28th, 2012 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

The Hazards of Hospitals (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Health Care, United States

From the graphic: “We all think of the hospital as the place to go to get better. But hospitals in the United States are making people sicker at alarming rates. Between overtired interns, germ-covered doctors, and haphazard record keeping, you might find yourself in more trouble than you were when you checked in.“ Tweet

August 31st, 2011 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

The Sick Cost of Medical Paperwork (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Health Care

Medical Paperwork is something that not a lot of people really talk about, nor research all that much. It doesn’t surface as something that seems like it would be an issue as large as it is, but if there’s one thing Americans agree on, it’s that the cost of health care is absurd. Medical costs […]

July 26th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

Mitt Romney To Talk Healthcare Rip/Replace On Thursday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Republicans, Romney

We all knew this would happen sooner or later, but Romney seems to be finally throwing his Massachusetts healthcare plan under the bus. ABC takes a look at the upcoming speech: Former Massachusetts Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will outline his approach to health care reform in Michigan Thursday, announcing a plan […]

May 10th, 2011 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Vouching Healthcare

By donar | Related entries in Comedy, Health Care, Republicans, Video

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April 19th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

The Constitutionality of Mandated Health Insurance Circa 1798

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Constitution, Health Care, History

Rick Ungar digs up an argument ender for the idea that the Founders would never be in favor of mandated health care. They were…because they passed a VERY similar law in the 6th Congress. Rick…take it away… In July of 1798, Congress passed – and President John Adams signed – “An Act for the Relief […]

January 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »