Tag Archives: PPACA

The Democratic Super Majority Myth

Many critics of the Obama administration often claim that the President has failed to accomplish anything even when he had a super filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Most mistakenly think that he had a sixty vote Senate for the first two … Continue reading

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Unconstitutional! Well, Maybe…

Today, Judge Roger Vinson refused to halt implementation of the PPACA, allowing it to stand pending appeal. The one area of general contention regarding the legislation is the “mandate.” That is, can the government require citizens to engage in commerce? … Continue reading

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The GOP Healthcare Alternate Universe

Last week, I posted a synopsis of the Republican counterproposal to the PPACA, which was formulated during the 111th Congress. In light of the decision issued this week by Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee, it’s all the more valuable to … Continue reading

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Tales of Big Pharma: Synagis™ (Palivizumab)

You might recall that in my last episode of “Who’s Paying for Health Advances?” I made brief mention of a drug used to treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children with chronic lung disease. RSV is a seasonal disorder that … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Isn’t Really Insurance At All

The health insurance system in the United States is broken. But you already know that. What you may not realize is why it is not only broken, but in many ways is not fixable. At least not without changing some … Continue reading

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