Tag: Healthcare

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America pop the popcorn as California Democrats resort to infighting over whether the state’s Democrat-dominated government is doing enough to please progressives. They are frustrated by the GOP’s inability to make progress in healthcare reform, as Jim scolds moderates for constantly moving the goalposts, and some conservatives for demanding a perfect bill. And they are repulsed by two former congressional staffers charged with disseminating nude photos of U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate Stacey Plaskett but also note the story stands as a cautionary tale of poor judgment.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome reports of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death and Jim offers some super helpful tips to anyone looking to take his place. They also address Fox and Friends’ retraction after they overstated the level of classified information that former FBI Director James Comey revealed in his memos. And they ridicule Sen. Bernie Sanders for his outrageous and hysterical claims that the GOP healthcare bill will result in thousands of deaths every year if it passes.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump’s strong defense of the value of Western civilization in his speech in Poland Wednesday. They also express disappointment in comments made by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey conceding Republicans failed to prepare a healthcare repeal and replace bill because they didn’t believe Trump would win the election. Finally, they decry New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for protesting President Trump in Germany in the midst of ongoing crises in his city.

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud new developments in the Middle East as ISIS loses its grip on Mosul and its defeat appears increasingly likely. They condemn the appalling Charlie Gard decision in which a London court decided that a terminally ill child will be removed from life support — against the wishes of his parents — and reflect on the implications of single-payer healthcare. They criticize President Trump’s latest Twitter barrage against Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, claiming Trump’s language debases the culture. Plus, a follow-up revelation in the McEnroe-Williams tennis controversy.

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the “tough guy” stance that President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis are taking in deterring further chemical attacks in Syria. They dive into the complications surrounding the healthcare debate, as Mitch McConnell scraps the vote on the most recent GOP bill and many of the Republicans opposed believe the government should be doing more. Finally, they discuss the PC complaints that the new Dunkirk film — a historical World War II drama — is “too white,” even though the vast majority of soldiers involved were white.

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the resignation of three CNN reporters after the redaction of a deceptive story on a top Trump advisor. They also express frustration over the tactics of Senate Republicans as the debate over the new healthcare bill escalates.Then, they decry the double standard, as it provides little coverage of the FBI’s bank fraud investigation of Bernie Sanders’ wife. And they defend John McEnroe’s controversial comments on NPR that while Serena Williams is the best women’s player of all time, she would struggle greatly on the men’s tour.

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I’m sick of the GOP stringing us along. They have to pass something. Except not socialized healthcare, obviously. More

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America’s current medical care systems are terrible. Not the worst in the world by any means, but also not the most efficient in the world. I believe that one of the current problems is how medical care and medical care insurance interact. I see incentives for insurers to either provide as cheap or as little […]

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Steven Hayward joins us at Whiskey Politics to discuss Trump, Russia, the media’s double standard, North Korea, his insider’s perspective of UC Berkeley, single payer healthcare in California, Theresa May and the British election, and of course, James Bond, 007.

Steven F. Hayward is currently senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley and a visiting lecturer at Boalt Hall Law School. He was previously the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and was the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013-14. From 2002 to 2012 he was the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, and has been senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco since 1991.

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Much of the reason Conservatives and Libertarians have trouble making any headway with sound economic policy is one of framing. Someone says they want to reduce or even simply not raise the minimum wage and suddenly they are “anti-poor,” or something. The two main reasons liberals have the upperhand are “social desirability bias” and “diffuse […]

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On the last of this week’s podcasts, Noah Rothman and John Podhoretz (Abe Greenwald is out) try to explain what on earth happened to make it possible for the House to pass a health-care bill and whether this is good news for Republicans or terrible news. (Answer: Both! Neither! Who knows!) Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton reemerges to take full responsibility for losing the election and then turns around and blames James Comey, misogyny, the media Russia, and blue cheese (John made up that last one). Give a listen.

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Titled Repeal and Piecemeal: A Better Obamacare Strategy, Dan MacLaughlin’s guide at National Review for addressing the problems of Obamacare takes the basic strategy many of us have demanded for years and lays out it out in better detail. I’m particularly fond of MacLaughlin’s call to legislative humility.  More

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Why is it taking so long for the Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare? It turns out that many Republicans like key Obamacare provisions, such as the Medicaid expansion and the restrictions on how insurance companies can factor in the health of their clients. Obamacare Republicans More

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Reprinted from an email to my Congressman, Ted Poe, who broke with the Freedom Caucus (perhaps rightly) to support Speaker Ryan’s healthcare bill: Please explain to your constituents in a public letter why you supported the AHCA. In that letter, you might address the follow points. More

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A very liberal friend of mine forwarded this article to me. It seems to be the only communication she has with me – sending stories like this. So, is there any truth in here?  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/opinion/the-all-male-photo-op-isnt-a-gaffe-its-a-strategy.html?_r=0 More

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for March 28, 2017, it’s the Former President Trump edition of the show. Brought to you this week by Casper Mattresses.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Health Care Discussion – Why Does No One Discuss This?

 

What is this? What is this all about? What other business is run this way?

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Medicalist (or, Looking for the Pony) No. 4

 

ON THE DIMINISHED STATE OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

Note to fellow Ricochet members: I have had to take my Ricochet account back from Dr. Publius at this time. As it happens this post (Number 4 of Dr. P’s Medicalist papers), was inadvertently leaked, prior to publication, to a physician colleague, who took umbrage. Regrettable words were subsequently exchanged between Dr. P and this unnamed colleague (obviously, on a site with a less restrictive CoC than one finds here), and as a result the two have agreed to settle the matter in the way of gentlemen, on the Field of Honor. 

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I just finished reading a news piece by Philip Klein in the Washington Examiner titled, “GOP healthcare fight becoming battle over senate procedure. GOP Healthcare Fight Becoming Battle Over Senate Procedure More

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