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The health care summit today made for some interesting television…if you find policy discussion devoid of any real confrontation interesting. Although boring, I love watching politics in action…I am a political wonk like that. I listened to way too much of it, and jotted down a couple things I liked and didn’t like about today’s forum.   (more…)

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Good Thing Mr. Burns Can Lend the US a Trill

Good thing Montgomery Burns can lend Uncle Sam a Trill

You know how the government likes to make sure it keeps bad news out of the headlines by casually dropping the information on a Friday afternoon?  Well last Friday was one of those bad-news-lets-keep-it-out-of-the-24-hour-news-cycle days.  Then today, the White House took their gamesmenship to a championship level by releasing CIA documents and appointing an independent investigator to investigate past interrogation techniques. Interrogation is catnip to cable news pundits. Combined these two tried & true tactics have provided an A+ diversion for the Obama administration to add 27% to the federal deficit projection without raising any significant questions from the general public. It’s getting damn near cartoon-ish. (more…)

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wHOTrying to rank and grade health care systems across the globe is a very complex and difficult task. There are so many variables and no easy way to uniformly grade them. The World Health Organization was the last group to try this daunting task. Their reports have also been the weapon used against America’s health care system. There are two glaring deficiencies in Americas treatment according to WHO; Infant Mortality Rates and Life Expectancy. How is it possible that America ranks so low compared to the rest of the world in these categories? (more…)

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obamaPresident Obama held his fourth nationally televised news conference yesterday — that is the same amount as President Bush held in his eight year term. That is the type of access that makes Obama so likable. He is also extremely well-coached in evoking emotion into the debate. If you were unfamiliar with any of the health care data then certainly last night you would think Obama is trying to do the noble thing and help Americans and fix a broken program. (more…)

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With growing animosity towards a government health insurance company, President Obama is planning a news conference to help the stalling H.R. 3200. We have heard some criticism about the bill from the CBO and Michael Steele.

Let’s take a good look at the argument for Health Care Reform. (more…)

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