Category Archives: Health Care

Unanswerable Health Care Questions

Actually, that's not true at all: they're all too answerable. The answers are just too unpleasant for the mainstream media to face head-on. 

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Family Values

And by that I mean placing absolutely no value upon the concept of "family," if it butts up against Big Business.  What a complete and total jerk. 

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Health State of the Union

Oh, sure. Nothin' broke here:  With median annual compensation of more than $12.4 million, C.E.O.’s at the big health-care companies make two-thirds more than their counterparts in finance and are the highest paid of any industry. The health-care industry’s total … Continue reading

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Portesting Refrom

So here's the thing. It's easy to make fun of someone for a typo. Left of the Dialian DT, for instance, although an excellent writer, can rarely go more than five sentences without one, often with unintentionally hysterical results.  But, … Continue reading

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Blunt Lies about Health Care

So. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) said recently:  "I'm 59. In either Canada or Great Britain, if I broke my hip, I couldn't get it replaced." This is what's known in polite society as "untrue." It is also what's known as … Continue reading

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Rescission

A follow-up to yesterday's post:  The way insurance companies make a profit is by accepting the money you or your company pays them for your policy, and then denying you care when you actually need it. This is understandable, from … Continue reading

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A Quick Health Care Reminder

Just because it's a central fact and it sometimes gets obscured: The way insurance companies make money is by accepting your money and then denying you care. The more care they can deny, the less they have to pay doctors … Continue reading

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