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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Why Is ObamaCare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?
By John Goodman @ 3:45 PM :: 1688 Views :: Health Care

The biggest risk to reform has always been that the scheme would founder on its complexity....

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Monday, December 02, 2013
War on the Poor
By John Goodman @ 1:59 PM :: 1794 Views :: Family

...the liberals I encounter are all in the academic and public policy world ― far away from the poverty population they so often talk about....

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Monday, October 21, 2013
Death Spirals
By John Goodman @ 2:37 PM :: 1655 Views :: Health Care

A death spiral occurs when pricing in an insurance market spins out of control....

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Monday, June 24, 2013
What if the Exchanges Aren’t Ready On Time?
By John Goodman @ 1:38 PM :: 1593 Views :: Health Care

[M]ost of the specs have been written, but the all wiring hasn't been laid, and what will happen when they flip the switch nobody really knows....

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Friday, May 24, 2013
Coming Soon: Two Tier Health Care System
By John Goodman @ 2:29 PM :: 1743 Views :: Health Care

Just as in Canada or Britain, we are going to experience rationing by waiting...

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Monday, May 06, 2013
Study: No Difference Between Medicaid and Uninsured
By John Goodman @ 10:01 PM :: 1581 Views :: Health Care

...as far as physical health is concerned there is no difference between being in Medicaid and being uninsured....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
What is a Progressive?
By John Goodman @ 1:37 PM :: 2916 Views :: National News, Health Care

...liberalism is not an ideology at all; it is a sociology. The same may be said of conservatism....

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Fiscal Cliff: Who Won? Who Lost?
By John Goodman @ 2:42 PM :: 2903 Views :: National News, Taxes

...real billionaires, like Warren Buffett, are going to be affected very little by the new higher rates (unrealized capital gains will still be taxed at a rate of zero), while entrepreneurs with pass-through income are going to get hosed....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Did the Election Save ObamaCare?
By John Goodman @ 7:17 PM :: 2715 Views :: National News, Ethics

are six major flaws in ObamaCare. They are so serious that the Democrats are going to have to perform major surgery on the legislation in the next few years....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Alaska Blue Cross Paying Patients to Fly to Seattle
By John Goodman @ 4:11 PM :: 2474 Views :: National News, Ethics

The high cost of many medical procedures in Alaska is driving a major insurance company, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, to offer coverage that pays airfare, hotel and other expenses for members to undergo the same treatment in Washington state at less cost....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Personalized Medicine vs. ObamaCare
By John Goodman @ 3:16 PM :: 2932 Views :: National News, Ethics

Personalized medicine is the future. It is where the science is going. It is where the technology is going. It is where doctors and patients will want to go.

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Monday, September 17, 2012
As $716B in Cuts Loom, Medicare Pilot Programs not on Track to Deliver Savings
By John Goodman @ 2:32 PM :: 2292 Views :: National News, Ethics

Over the next 10 years, ObamaCare will reduce Medicare spending by $716 billion....

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Friday, August 31, 2012
Mediscare
By John Goodman @ 3:42 PM :: 2563 Views :: National News, Ethics

Lie Number Five: Health Reform Is Going to Make Medicare More Efficient....

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Friday, August 17, 2012
Why the Doctor Can't See You
By John Goodman @ 1:08 AM :: 2793 Views :: National News, Ethics

The health care system can't possibly deliver on the huge increase in demand for primary care services -- there aren't enough doctors....

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Monday, July 09, 2012
Health Contract with America
By John Goodman @ 10:53 PM :: 2641 Views :: National News, Ethics

This is a practical, realistic and workable form of universal coverage....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rationing Health Care by Making Patients Waste Time
By John Goodman @ 1:35 PM :: 3292 Views :: National News, Ethics

The single biggest mistake in all of health policy is the belief that the best way to make health care accessible is to make it free at the point of delivery....

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Where Have All the Liberals Gone?
By John Goodman @ 9:20 PM :: 2556 Views :: National News, Ethics

There are two conservatives for every liberal in America. That’s the message of a recent David Brooks column as well as a Gallup survey. I think the imbalance is much starker. I would guess there are four conservatives for every liberal. Maybe even more.... 

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Obama’s Broken Promises
By John Goodman @ 11:11 AM :: 2462 Views :: National News, Ethics

Clinton was planning historic reforms during his second term. These were to include private accounts under Social Security and vouchers for Medicare.

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Friday, February 03, 2012
Health Care: Top 1% a Moving Target
By John Goodman @ 10:21 PM :: 2492 Views :: National News, Ethics

...a small number of people spend most of the health care dollars. True. But the small number this year are not the same people as the small number last year, or the year before....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Are Progressives for the Little Guy?
By John Goodman @ 12:46 PM :: 2522 Views :: National News, Ethics

...most people on the left who use the word “progressive” are actually reactionaries....

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
What Is a Progressive?
By John Goodman @ 12:17 PM :: 2611 Views :: National News, Ethics

To many people, the term “Progressive Era” evokes fond caricatures of Teddy Roosevelt and such reforms as safe food, the elimination of child labor and the eight-hour work day. Yet real progressivism was far more sinister....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Healthcare: Do We Really Spend More and Get Less?
By John Goodman @ 1:17 PM :: 3197 Views :: National News, Ethics

This judgment is repeated so often and so forcefully that you will almost never see it questioned. And yet it may not be true....

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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Imagine the Outrage if a Private Insurer Cut Benefits the way Abercrombie Does
By John Goodman @ 3:55 AM :: 3901 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

What if you are in Hawaii and you need 15 days of hospital care instead of 10? Apparently you must pay out of your own pocket or forgo needed care.

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