There’s No Free Lunch

  I saw an estimate in the trillions for “Medicare for All,” and it got me thinking about the humbug that passes for political discourse these days. I don’t care whether you’re a diehard conservative or a doctrinaire Socialist, you’ll probably agree there’s no free lunch. The government has to find money from somewhere to […]
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The Health Care Puzzle

  I don’t suppose Bernie’s bill to make Medicare available to Americans of all ages will become law. Not as long as Republicans control Congress, anyway. But it would be a great boon to this society. The main stumbling block is opposition from health insurance companies. Understandably, they don’t want to lose their multibillion-dollar market. If I […]
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Kamala Harris for President

  We Jamaicans are not easily intimidated. Ask Kamala Harris. Or, better yet, ask John McCain. Ask Richard Burr. They were among the Republican senators who tried – and failed – to shut her up during recent committee hearings. She kept talking back. Yes, a woman, a black woman, had the temerity to stand up to her […]
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Medicare for All. Now.

  The health insurance companies are making the prospect of government run competition look more appealing every day. For example, Aetna (which recently bought out my insurer, Coventry) is opting out of Obamacare in all but four states next year. Aetna is not alone. More than 40 companies have abandoned Obamacare in various states so far. […]
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