Tag Archives: ACA

Ridding the Nation of Moral Hazard

Nothing is over until it’s over, and even if it’s over, it really isn’t over. Republicans didn’t have the votes to stop the Affordable Care Act from passing in 2010. They didn’t have the votes to repeal it in 2011. … Continue reading

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No One to Trust

All politics is a matter of trust. Only policy wonks and political junkies follow the big issues – normal folks don’t have time to look into the situation with Syria, in relation to Iran and Russia and possible disruption of … Continue reading

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Darkness Descends

And now it’s all over but the shouting. The third and final day of arguments before the Supreme Court, on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which now even the administration calls Obamacare, wrapped up – so the shouting … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Disaster

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – the second day of arguments before the Supreme Court, on the question of whether the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare as it is now called, in unconstitutional. Did congress pass, and Obama sign into law, something … Continue reading

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Splitting Hairs about Basic Issues

And so it begins… the first day of arguments before the Supreme Court, that the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is unconstitutional. The general idea seems to be the government has no business doing anything about healthcare – that is each … Continue reading

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Previews of Coming Attractions

No, no one knows why they still call them trailers. Yes, those movie previews used to come after the feature film – but the satisfied and thoroughly entertained audience, or those disappointed or nicotine-crazed after two hours in the dark, … Continue reading

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An Argument for Argument

When people use the word argument they often mean just fighting – shouting back and forth and name-calling, and cutting insults of course. Or you have the other kind of fighting, where the two parties sit silently and seethe with … Continue reading

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