Wednesday, October 21, 2020
John C. Goodman
Josh Barro is the latest in a long line of left-of-center critics who fault Republicans for not being real partners in the health care debate. He writes: Liberals are tired of being lectured by conservatives about what’s wrong with their approach to health policy because conservatives haven’t been a...
John C. Goodman
Would employers risk rate employees on their employer health insurance plans if they could? Why don’t they impose a mandate on employees? These questions are asked by Austin Frakt. (See here and here.) In asking them, he is inviting us to compare employer insurance pools with markets such as...
At a conference at the Vatican I attended some years ago, Nobel laureate Gary Becker gave the opening speech. I found what he said quite remarkable: The greatest beneficiaries of capitalism are those at the bottom of the income ladder. That’s why I favor capitalism....
There may be an argument for taxing fat; but there is no argument for taxing foods that fat people might eat.  I shouldn’t even have to make this observation. But as I have pointed out before, when people start thinking about health policy, their IQs fall about 15 points....
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At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers,  and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole...
Law Enriches Established Businesses While Limiting Medical Options for Virginians Arlington, Va.—Should Virginia be restricting patients’ medical options simply to line the pockets of politically connected businesses?  That is the question posed by a coalition of medical professionals who today joined forces with the Institute for Justice to file a...
Alyene Senger
Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses. Altogether, these constraints will dramatically affect companies’ per-employee costs, desire to provide health coverage, and motivation to grow in terms of both income and employment. Further Burdening Businesses Obamacare is likely...
I am compelled by Honor to post this video because I am proud of this friend of mine of 20 years who wrote 7 novels and numerous books on Christianity, https://www.amazon.com/. She gives me credit for one of her books existence, Gold Baron, but I am a mere researcher...
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Medicare Advantage

Uwe Reinhardt had a column the other day in which he argued that: We are paying Medicare Advantage plans more than we pay for similar patients in traditional Medicare. Enrollees in traditional Medicare are paying higher Part B premiums in order to subsidize the higher MA payments. This...