Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Care Act’

  • The Price of a Life

    Jun 29, 12 • 198 Views • No Comments

    I get concerned when people say we may need to start rationing health care. Like most goods and services, because there is a limited supply of health care, we have always rationed it. In some way, we had to decide who would get more and who would get less....  [read more]

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 217 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was...  [read more]

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    “The Broccoli Question”

    Jun 15, 12 • 202 Views • No Comments

    In 1990 President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. ”I do not like broccoli, and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to...  [read more]

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    Should Supreme Court Justices Know Economics?

    Apr 1, 12 • 175 Views • No Comments

    Just some thoughts today about economics and the Supreme Court. Listening to Tuesday’s oral arguments,  I became concerned about some economic basics. Markets and insurance were key ideas. However, no one defined a market and insurance was initially...  [read more]

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    The Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court and Line-Standers

    Mar 26, 12 • 179 Views • No Comments

    If you don’t have 3 days to spare and want to watch the oral arguments for the Affordable Care Act, you can hire a professional line-stander. Charging close to $36 an hour to wait outside the Supreme Court, they started the line last Friday. There are...  [read more]