Earlier this week, Virginia became the 33rd State to pass legislation expanding Medicaid. While the national conversation still mostly focuses on the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, the majority of states have quietly expanded government-run healthcare options.
Another example of why we need to resist the siren call of “free healthcare.”
Health, healthcare, and giving birth.
A look at the ways we are taken care of – and not taken care of – when we are sick.
Pollution will get you down.
But take heart, the future of government health-care is almost certainly more generous than its present.
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Much of what we talk about when we talk about healthcare are the stories we choose to tell. Before we can solve this country’s healthcare crisis, it will be important for us to recognize this.
The discrepancy in quality healthcare isn’t just between the rich and the poor, it also exists between urban and rural patients. Michael Caine looks at the healthcare crisis afflicting America’s rural communities.
Later this week I’ll be posting an argument that is against Obamacare but for healthcare reform. Consider this post reference material you’ll need to know for that post.
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Damon Linker on appeals to common sense in American politics is worth reading, even if he overlooks the fact that like all rhetorical tropes, celebrating the intuition of the American people is a thoroughly bipartisan tendency (FDR: “The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common…
When the House recently passed a healthcare bill which included restrictions on the use of federal money to subsidize abortion, liberals were up in arms. “It restricts choice!” they cried. Let’s oppose it! Let’s vote down the entire bill even if that means more people in the country will remain uninsured. Now the Catholic Church…
Here it is. There’s a lot to digest – some good, some less so – but my first impression is that criticizing Obama for installing unelected, unaccountable and (at least according to her) unpopular bureaucrats for the purpose of controlling medical costs one moment and attacking the Democrats’ “poll-driven” strategy the next is kind of…
I think I’d be downright enthusiastic about Bill Bradley’s plan to marry health care reform with tort reform. It seems to me that legal damages are basically an ad hoc way of compensating for a lack of regulatory oversight, and that government-subsidized coverage for things like preexisting conditions and expensive medical procedures would obviate the…
Ezra Klein writes: What’s been striking, however, is the implicit argument that this is somehow a simple failure of liberal will. Rachel Maddow called it “a collapse of political ambition.”…The unifying idea here is that someone can just go into a back room and torture Max Baucus and Kent Conrad. But how? Rahm Emanuel isn’t…
I just stumbled across this old post from Reihan Salam’s new policy blog, wherein he offers a very Foucauldian take on whether we have a right to healthcare. Definitely worth a read.