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Obamacare and Waterloo revisited

As I’ve written before, our method of financing health care creates serious, unnecessary obstacles to entrepreneurship and innovation. In the name of avoiding “Socialism” we have created enormous obstacles to Capitalism with serious consequences for those trapped in our dying

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American conservatives could learn from Israel

Religious fundamentalists in the US have a favorite foreign country. They revere Israel, campaign there, and use it as a prop for fundraising. Their reverence for Israel might prove useful if they took the time to actually look at the

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Posted in Health Care, Religious Right

What Comes After Obamacare

The GOP has embarked yet another desperate push to persuade the public that the Affordable Care Act is too flawed to tolerate. The far right wins this ill-conceived campaign they may be very, very disappointed when they see their prize.

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Posted in Health Care, Tea Party

Universal Health Care for the Ownership Society

Sooner or later, Republicans will be forced to offer a pragmatic alternative to the Affordable Care Act. We haven’t done this because health care is a miserable political swamp for the GOP. It forces us out of our comfort zone,

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Posted in Health Care, Ownership Society

Health Care is Not a Market

“Where it is impossible to create the conditions necessary to make competition effective, we should resort to other methods of guiding economic activity.” -Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, p.37 Here’s a simple solution to our health care mess. Eliminate

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