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Anthem’s imprudent standard

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In health care
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On January 21, 2018
It is well known that absent a very knobbly boot on the neck, health insurance companies behave like libertarian sadists on a coke binge. For example, Anthem continues to roll out its Diagnose Yourself or Pay policy, even though it violates federal law. Alison Wrenne was home cooking breakfast for her two children last summer, […]

Doctor my lies

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In health care
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On May 3, 2017
Trumpcare is so bad that Republicans can’t figure out how to lie to their constituents about it. “They’re scared,” said Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), whose district voted for President Trump. “[They] feel like they’re about to lose it and they’re going to die. And if we cannot explain to people that is not going to […]

UberCare

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On January 29, 2016

What’s wrong with this string of syllables? ‘Why isn’t there an Uber of health care?” That’s the question that Manhattan Institute health care expert Avik Roy asks in the opening of a mu

Prediction 1: ObamaCare will cause employers to shift employees from full time to part time. Liberal-biased reality: No. A new study further undercuts a major claim by critics of the Affordable Care Act, who contended that the law would encourage companies to slash full-time workers’ hours and shift them into part-time work in order to […]

No flu vax? No job.

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In General , health care
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On November 30, 2015
Parents who refuse to let their children have their childhood vaccines get a fair amount of attention from the press. The people who should get just as much, or more, coverage are the health care workers who refuse to get their flu shot. It’s bad enough they aren’t always washing their hands. (PDF, discussion of […]
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