Category Archives: Obamacare


Most people are familiar with how life insurance works. Accountants and executives devise contracts and using statistics, they bet you live, at least until they break even. And if they can improve on your chances of living longer than average, … Continue reading

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Red Tsunami

A tsunami doesn’t behave like I used to think.  I used to think of it as an approaching wall of water, but now that I have seen the clips from Japan I realize it is more like an oozing tide … Continue reading

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Boiling It Down

With confirmation bias rampant, sometimes it makes sense to me to try to boil problems down to basics, so I have tried to do that here.  A writer in the Globe thinks he is the only one who can see … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam’s Protection Racket

George Will, that persistently pedantic pundit of politics, now chooses in today’s Joplin Globe (3/14/11) to peruse the constitutionality of mandatory health insurance, i.e., the Affordable healthCare Act, a.k.a., ObamaCare.  I enjoy watching George on television, but his writing, not … Continue reading

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Health: A Caring Business?

In a guest column for the Joplin Globe (1/30/2011) Anson Burlingame discusses the financial ramifications of the end-of-life issue as it bears on MediCare and taxpayers.  In my opinion he does a good job in summing up the problem but … Continue reading

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