Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

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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One Nit Successfully Picked

By all accounts Ronald Reagan was a pleasant fellow, and he was thoroughly sincere about what he believed without being a jerk about it, at least too often. Those who thought that what he believed was dangerous nonsense still liked … Continue reading

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Not Broccoli This Time

The Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras in the room during oral arguments, and they’d never consider allowing those oral arguments – with the best legal minds in the country presenting differing views on momentous issues that will change all our … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows

America gets a three-month break. The Republicans caved – the government shutdown ended and we didn’t go into default. What we are left with is the Republican dual disagreement, on tactics and on the usefulness of experience – the dispute … Continue reading

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Possible Responses When Cornered

Back in the early fifties, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, kids could catch the last of those Republic serials on the giant consol television with the tiny rounded black-and-white screen that took up a big chunk of space in the living … Continue reading

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Suggestive of Nothing

Obamacare is coming. The healthcare exchanges will be open for business as October begins – except in a number of Republican states where they’ll find some way to not provide one. That’s okay, because where a state won’t set one … Continue reading

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When It’s Complicated

There’s always an out. When you really don’t want to explain why you’ve done this or that, or why you’re nothing, you just use the magic words – it’s complicated. That doesn’t work very well with enraged girlfriends or spouses, … Continue reading

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