Health Care Archives


Hospital fees are the wrong answer

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

The revelation that Colorado Governor Ritter is conspiring with the Colorado Hospital Association to levy fees on hospitals (more…)

Here comes universal health care

Friday, January 9th, 2009

PART ONE: DO IT FOR THE KIDS… Very soon, in keeping with Obama’s campaign promises and in retaliation for two Bush vetoes (more…)

Crafty like a fox

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

After a bit more than a month away from the partisan battles, I’m back in my blogger chair. I’ve had a chance to ruminate (more…)

BHO vs. McCain on health care & energy

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Health care and its rising costs, and declining availability, have become issues, and on this score McCain’s proposals are superior (more…)

Drill down to candidates’ principles

Friday, September 5th, 2008

(Denver Post, Sept. 7) Quick, who was Henry Cabbage Cod? Oops, I mean Henry Cabot Lodge. Who were Bill Miller and Sarge Shriver? Ed Muskie and Lloyd Bentsen? All were losing vice-presidential candidates of the past half-century, the first two Republicans, the others Democrats. Go to the head of the class if you knew that. Most people wouldn’t know or care. Outside the Beltway, there’s general agreement that the vice-presidency isn’t worth a bucket of warm, uh, spit, as Jack Garner, VP under FDR, memorably put it. This year we have Sarah Palin the terrific versus Joe Biden the soporific. Their debate will be a doozy. But after November, one will become a historical footnote (more…)

Health care: What we can do

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

The problems with our health care system stem not from too many market forces, but from too little. (more…)