Tag Archive for 'Healthcare'

British Healthcare

by Jason Stotts In a very unexpected turn of events, Britain is considering moving more towards a free market solution to healthcare.  From the article “Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care”: Practical details of the plan are still sketchy. But its aim is clear: to shift control of England’s $160 billion annual health budget from […]

Healthcare and Abortion

by Jason Stotts If you are against socialized medicine, you are also against the government controlling abortion.  Either the government should control healthcare or it should not.  Otherwise you end up with this absurd (religious reich) position: (via WickedGayBlog)

Racism and Politics

by Jason Stotts By now everyone has heard about Harry Reid and his comments about Obama.  From the CNN article on it: “he was favorably impressed by Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and, in a private conversation, described the Illinois senator as a ‘light-skinned’ African-American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one’.” […]

The Mayo Clinic Objects

by Jason Stotts Bloomberg is reporting that as of January first, one of the Mayo Clinics in Arizona has decided to stop accepting Medicare patients.  This is the right decision for the Clinic because, as they note, medicare patients do not pay enough to warrant treatment.   That is, the Mayo Clinic is losing too […]

Health Care Rankings

by Jason Stotts Amidst all of the calls for healthcare “reform” (i.e. Federal take-over), you frequently hear people say that the quality of care in the US lags behind many other countries.  A recent Wall Street Journal article begs to differ. The article points out that the study on which the ranking is based is […]