health care Tag

The US Supreme Court's decision on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby announced on Monday produced predictable joy and angst from those on the political poles, but I must confess to some surprise at how many seem either surprised at the result or find the decision somehow...

A few financial/economic links to check out:
The Dollar Adrift (WSJ): The dollar is getting killed, thanks to the Fed keeping the money spigot on full blast to "fight deflation" during this recession. So instead of dealing with a mere downturn, we're setting ourselves up for a full-scale currency crisis as the rest of the world scrambles to prepare themselves for the impact of our foolish monetary policy. There is even some short-term danger that the dollar's value falls even more quickly as nations sell off their reserves, leading to stunted global recovery and potentially keeping the global economy in the lurch significantly longer than might otherwise have happened.
David Goldhill's "How American Health Care Killed My Father" at the Atlantic is probably the best overall analysis of the flaws of the American health care system I've read so far. The teaser/abstract explains:
After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical solution to an agonizing problem.
It's an exceptionally long article, so I'll summarize a few of the main points.

Lots of grist for the Health Care mill the last week or two. Here are some interesting articles with various opinions and options:Wall St. Journal: John Mackey: The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCareThe Whole Foods CEO advocates health savings accounts, high-deductible insurance plans, competition across...

Arthur Laffer has posted an opinion piece to the Wall Street Journal in which he points out several flaws with the present efforts towards health care reform. He (rightly, I think) asserts that the present suggestions, if passed, will only cause greater problems in an...