Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

This moment in health care

July 28th, 2017

Over at WaPo. It’s never over, but this is a real win. Where we are, how we got here, and what’s next…well, those are all very tricky questions with potentially less hopeful outcomes. But man, at least for now, a lot of people very narrowly dodged the impact of some really terrible legislation.

Yes, the “skinny repeal” is just a play to get to conference. But it’s also terrible policy.

July 26th, 2017

Readers know I’ve been deeply engaged in the healthcare debate, and highly critical of the efforts thus far to repeal and replace, demean and deface, disgust and disgrace, etc. But I haven’t weighed in on up to the minute changes in part because they’re changing fast and because the journalists who follow this are doing… Read more

Links: Recession risks; the really, really bad Senate GOP health plan; see ya later…

June 22nd, 2017

A few links to check out, both over at WaPo. First, no one knows when the next recession will hit though it’s closer now than when I started writing this sentence. But I’ve got two recessionary concerns: one, fiscal policy, both discretionary and automatic will be thoroughly insufficient due to the toxic mix of Congressional… Read more