Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Douthat, Ornstein and Self-Execution

Recently two conservatives, Ross Douthat and Norman Ornstein, have come out against Republicans and talk radio for their strong opposition to the use of the “self-executing rule” to pass healthcare legislation. Ornstein chastised Republicans for shamelessly accusing Democracts of using a legislative...
March 19th, 2010 | Republicans | Read More

Healthcare, Budgeting, and Student Loans – Time for Common Sense

The President, his economists, and the CBO defy common sense when they discuss the costs of the 2010 Budget and new entitlement programs such as health care reform and the federalizing of the student loan process.  A recent story in the Washington Post exemplifies the point; reporting on remarks...
March 18th, 2010 | Economics & Law, Politics | Read More

Decentralizing Healthcare – Lunch w/ TED

Eric Dishman, healthcare researcher for Intel, wants us to take medicine back to the future.  Dishman wants us to envision medicine as it was practiced before 1787, before it was centralized in hospitals that departmentalized the body and its problems, but he wants us to do so while employing cutting...
March 18th, 2010 | Lunch with TED | Read More

A Conservative Argument From Principle Against Universal Healthcare

The nature of the current debate surrounding the implementation of universal healthcare in America is troubling because it is comprised almost entirely of pragmatic arguments void of concern for the principles behind the project.  Before one asks how much a thing will cost, how it will be organized,...
September 23rd, 2009 | Domestic Policy | Read More