Tag Archives: Medicare

Faith-based Politics

Dang. I know it’s not polite to brag, I told you so, but I just can’t help it. For most of the last four years I’ve been blogging, progressives (a group I admit having joined in the process) have been … Continue reading

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Scapegoat?

Relative to the VA scandal, there is much to ponder. Even MSNBC’s sainted Rachel Maddow said the other night that it is “a test of government”, or words to that effect. Why does Medicare work and the VA healthcare system … Continue reading

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The Chargemaster

One of the several magazines I subscribe to is Time. It’s skinnier than it used to be and it doesn’t provide as extensive a coverage of the nation’s culture as it used to aspire doing, but it does produce writing … Continue reading

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Open Wide and Say, AHA!

Few events in American life are more controversial than healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare”. The prejudice against it from the right has been so intense and prolonged that the mere term became a pejorative on … Continue reading

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Said Butch Cassidy to the Sundance Kid

As is my wont of late I was listening to a pod-cast at the gym this morning and to my astonishment I heard an economist opine some of the same things I’ve been saying about the budget and debt crises. … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

If you want to tick off an American, any American, young, old, male, female, just try ordering them around. Want to see real anger? Pass a law telling them what they have to buy. mandate noun 1. an official order … Continue reading

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The Voting Majority

George Will is not my favorite columnist, but I do like to read his commentary. If one can get past his pedantic vocabulary there is always actual reasoning that bears consideration. George never uses a small word when a large … Continue reading

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