Tag Archive for Healthcare

It’s The Structure, Not The People

Switching the people in charge won’t change much. The column from G.H. Reynolds is outstanding top to bottom, definitely click through. VA scandal exposes greedy socialism: Column: “And that captures an important point. People sometimes think that government or “nonprofit”…

They Could Try Buying It

There’s one other way to boost blood supplies. Pay people for it. Pop-Sci – How To Boost Blood Supplies:”Problem: The shelf life of donated blood is short, just 42 days, and during emergencies even a large supply can quickly run…

Econ 101: Medicaid Edition

When you make the price (ceteris paribus) of a normal good lower (approaching or actually at zero), you should not be at all surprised when more people partake. [ Don't miss what  Megan McArdle has to say on this. ] This isn’t…

Three on Healthcare …

First, this classic from Walter Williams: Rights vs. Wishes Second, this amazingly good piece from NPR. (yeah, I know, NPR!) Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America – Planet Money: In the past three decades, the number of…

Chicago Healthcare and Top Sirloin

Reading this story about Rahm Emanuel and union/govt/municipal healthcare made me think of an old piece from Dr. Russ Roberts. This. Rahm’s ObamaCare Brainstorm – WSJ.com: Chicago may dump its retiree health costs on federal taxpayers. … Rahm Emanuel’s parting…

Two Fantastic Pieces on Healthcare

These are both a bit long, but absolutely fantastic. Well worth the time. The first is a link to a 28-page article from Dr. Roberts. The Best Essay on Health Care: The best essay on health care, ever, is by…

So Some Won’t Be Eligible For ObamaCare?

It appears so. Quite a sordid little story. Politics and money over people? Limits Placed on Immigrants in Health Care Law – NYTimes.com: WASHINGTON — The White House has ruled that young immigrants who will be allowed to stay in…

Why The Rise In Autism and Food Allergies?

Matt Ridley‘s idea here is definitely provocative, but I can’t help think there might very well be something to it. Matt Ridley on ‘An Epidemic of Absence’ – WSJ.com: Your great-grandparents faced infectious diseases that hardly threaten you today: tuberculosis, polio,…

A Few On Healthcare / ObamaCare

I’m not really in the mood, and don’t have the patience for a lot of the usual left vs. right posturing on this story. One thing, as Romney is responsible for RomneyCare in Mass., I am at a loss as to how…

Sometimes The Lies Are Just Too Much

Hyperbole is one thing. Selective mentioning of the facts is expected in the political arena. But outright lies should not go unchallenged.  [ Wintercow comments as well - Pot Meet Kettle ] We’ve all seen the debate over contraception and ObamaCare…