I hate the terms “ableism” and “implicit bias.” They smack of linguistic and political trendiness. But now comes Britain’s National Health Service to show us what those words mean, and suddenly they’re menacing, not trendy. As I write this, Alfie Evans still lives in spite of the best efforts of the NHS. I hope that … Continue reading Telling the story
I met Rene Jax last week, and I'm lucky I did. Not many people could be full of good humor after a 24-hour cross-country plane/train/bus trip, but Rene was. That's all the more remarkable considering that she was in town to talk about "gender identity." Not from any academic viewpoint, either: Rene is a transsexual, … Continue reading A Gutsy Person Takes on “Gender Identity” Policies
Following a good showing on his first overseas trip, President Trump returned to the states and called for something that has some on the right scratching their heads. He's wanting more dollars put towards health care. One of the things that got the AHCA passed in the House was the decrease in spending on health care. … Continue reading We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.
My local Sunday paper had an above-the-fold headline the other day: "Obamacare rate could see big spike in NH next year." This refers only to my state, where an unidentified government official leaked to the press a document projecting an average Obamacare-exchange premium rate increase of 44%. The headline could easily have said "another spike." … Continue reading Health Insurance: Big Spikes and Little Things
The fist bumps coming from the GOP after passing the American Health Care Act in the House were plentiful. Republicans around the country were giving each other high-fives for having finally made the first real steps towards repealing Obamacare. Here's the problem. We haven't seen the beginning of the repeal of Obamacare. We've seen the … Continue reading Amash: “AHCA repeals fewer than 10 percent of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act”
I don't make it a practice to comment on potential legislation before reading it. Speculation takes too much bias and rumors into account which tends to sway the reader (and author) in directions before the truth is even known. I'm making this exception because if reports that Vice President Mike Pence has negotiated a deal … Continue reading Will an amended AHCA be any better?
Before answering that question, it is essential to define exactly what rights are. The only truly valid rights are God-given Natural Rights. Thomas Jefferson articulated the most accurate definition of a God-given Natural Right when he stated so eloquently in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are … Continue reading Is Healthcare a Right?
As I write this, the House is pushing for a floor vote on the American Health Care Act. It "hangs in the balance" as some mainstream media news outlets are saying, but that doesn't really paint the picture properly. In reality, it hangs over the GOP's head in two major ways. If it passes, things … Continue reading Just repeal
Okay, okay, that was not exactly the holding of Dorothy Ann Finch v. Commonwealth Health Insurance, but that may happen. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled, in a 3-2 decision, that a lower court must use strict scrutiny in determining whether or not the state can reduce state-sponsored health care benefits to immigrants. The lower … Continue reading Massachusetts SJC tries to sink Romney campaign
When the cat's away, the mice will play. While Da TechGuy is in Maine with DaWife, I'm running amok on his blog. In one of my ConConCon posts, a commenter stated that there was a "de facto right to health care" because of the requirement that emergency rooms treat patients. Now, our intrepid commenter should … Continue reading The right to health care, explained
Looking at the story where we are told to believe Linda Douglas on what President Obama believes as opposed instead of believing Barak Obama. One can't see this nonsense without recalling the words of Stig O' Tracy concerning the Piranha Brothers: Presenter: Another man who had his head nailed to the floor was Stig O' … Continue reading Dinsdale Obama