Posts Categorized: Politics

Should We Be Looking Forward to the Next Revolution?

In a column published in the Christian Science Monitor, Professor of Political Science Immanuel Ness wonders whether today’s great recession will lead to a great revolution. My guess is, no it won’t. I think what will happen is that there will be a series of small struggles, mini revolutions, that will seek to chip away… Read more »

Medical Loss Ratio

It’s hard to see the forest for the trees when trying to determine what the heck is going on with health care and health care reform. The easiest way to figure out what’s happening is to follow the money. When looking at the health insurance industry, all you have to look at what investors look… Read more »

Let’s End Socialism

I think conservatives are right. Obama’s health care reform is nothing more than socialized medicine. It’s old Russian-style Soviet hospitals with olive green walls and lines of sick people waiting to die on the cold cement floor. Socialism? No, this is Communism and it has to be stopped.

Gallop Poll Shows That US Health Care Sucks

Well the analysis by Gallup didn’t actually say that the US health care system sucks, but that’s the gist of it. In Great Britain, satisfaction with access to affordable healthcare (43%) is consistent with satisfaction with quality (42%). In Canada, satisfaction with access to affordable healthcare (57%) is slightly higher than satisfaction with quality (52%)…. Read more »

Obama Needs to Forget the so-called Independent Voters

Since February, Obama’s approval rating has only dropped 4 points, but his disapproval rating has gone from 15 to 30 percent, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. What happened is that people who previously had no opinion about Obama six months ago have now formed one and they don’t like him. If I… Read more »

The Contradicting Bill Kristol

I’m not suggesting that we take everything that Bill Kristol says as gospel, but as a guest on The Daily Show, Kristol clearly, and unambiguously, said that the US government run military health care is the best. Now I don’t know whether or not the military health care is the best, Jon Stewart basically backed… Read more »

Health Care is not a right. Right?

Let’s face it – idiots say lots of idiotic things. One “reason” to not reform the health care system to provide access to everyone is that “health care is not a right.” They’re right that the words “health care” are not mentioned in the Constitution, but they’re wrong that that is a reason to not… Read more »