Health and welfare

Did the Supreme Court just deputize you?

With the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the Texas abortion ban to take place, a new precedent has been set, and while it’s being billed as novel, the same type of law has been in effect in Ohio for decades, just not concerning abortion: Under the law, Texans can sue anyone who assists Read More

How to weigh in on the public option for health care coverage

I was happy to see that 2 people in congress actually care that freedom- should include your right to manage your health care coverage- instead of your employer. “Two leading congressional Democrats issued a call Wednesday for ideas on a “public option” health insurance plan, a campaign promise of President Joe Biden’s that faces long Read More

The vaccination solution for America

Everyday, more Americans are still getting sick and dying from Covid, despite our massively fast vaccination roll-out. By June, we should have everyone vaccinated and stopped the spread- and the variants. But, of course, we won’t, because there are “freedom loving anti-vax” people who are going to insist on not getting vaccinated. They will become Read More

Emergency response or real long term economic development

In the wake of the tornado epidemic, people came out in droves to provide food and water and clear the initial destruction. What’s most important now is restoring a semblance of normalcy for those who’ve been displaced from their homes, lost their vehicles, or have no workplace left to go to. When re-homing households there Read More

Seal Team TV Show ambushes the VA

Let’s start out with two theorems: Health care in the US is mediocre at best. Expensive, reactive, with crappy outcomes. Unlike restaurant reviews, you can’t compare how well they took your appendix out. It’s a one shot deal, so your experience vs someone else’s isn’t a relevant measurement. A country where getting cancer also means Read More

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