I am not an expert on health care. But, the level of discourse across the political spectrum is uninformed even to me. And, incredibly disheartening, given how important it is to the country. Continue reading Healthcare is going to kill us all – a story in 5 simple graphs
The focus on Federal taxes as a Robin Hood-type redistribution tends to focus on economic classes – is the middle class a winner or a loser, etc. Except, Representatives don’t represent classes. They represent states. And, looking at the redistributive effects of taxes on a state by state basis, the Republican party comes across as just a machine in directing benefits their way. Continue reading No taxation without (some decent) representation
Thinking back to a blog post from November 7, 2016 –
With the U.S. Presidential election less than a day away and talk of the “blue wall” being breached, it is worthwhile to revisit the original wall. As the topic will rear up post-election.
Continue reading The Wall
The skinny repeal was to do away with the individual mandate where individuals are required to buy health insurance or face penalties. It is a bag of lemons. George Akerlov won the Nobel Prize in Economics for a paper he published in 1970 called “The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism”. In it he said that markets could collapse if one side of the … Continue reading “Skinny Repeal” of Obamacare is a Bag of Lemons
One basic philosophy of the Graham-Cassidy bill was to provide decision making authority closer to where the impacts are felt, i.e., the states. Devolution of power is nice, but beware unintended consequences Continue reading Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill was a Big, Bold … Punt