Category Archives: Healthcare

Ebola Non-Heroes

In remarks made yesterday from the White House, President Obama said that healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa are “American heroes” who must be treated with “dignity and respect” (see here). The recent actions of two health workers, however, have been less than heroic … Continue reading

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Misrepresenting Resistance To Big Government

Aaron Carroll, one of the editors in chief of the liberal health policy blog, The Determined Statist (a.k.a. The Incidental Economist), recently boasted about co-authoring a paper about the “social contract” and health care reform in America (see here). Carroll and … Continue reading

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Not Getting Science

Oh dear, Austin Frakt of the liberal healthcare blog The Determined Statist (a.k.a. The Incidental Economist) is deeply saddened by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision (see here). In that case, the court ruled that the government could not … Continue reading

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Competition Deniers Strike Again

The recent agreement in principle between Partners Healthcare (a hospital system in the Boston area) and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is a good example of how liberals view competition and go about enforcing the antitrust laws, which is to say they don’t enforce them at … Continue reading

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“Empirically Driven” Liberals

Writing in the New Republic (see here), Noam Scheiber counsels liberals such as Michael Moore not to despair about Obamacare’s start-up problems because Obamacare “paves the way” toward a single-payer system that is beloved by liberals, one and all. According to Scheiber, increasing insurance … Continue reading

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Pajama Boy Is Why The Islamists Will Win

We’ve all heard of “Pajama Boy” by now and seen the tweet, in which Pajama Boy sits, wearing his tartan jammies, holding a cup of hot chocolate, and suggesting that we talk about getting health insurance. For those who have not been paying attention, here is our smirking hero: … Continue reading

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Clinging to Central Planning In Healthcare

The Washington Post continues its support of the central planning that is engulfing one-sixth of the world’s largest economy, also known as “Obamacare.” The latest efforts include an editorial extolling the virtues of a thing called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (see here) and an article attacking a … Continue reading

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