Cause for Concern
April 21, 2014
Health care wonks across the country are all thinking the same thing: Ruh roh.
Rush Limbaugh: Health Care Equals Beach House
August 06, 2010
Uwe Reinhardt flags this exchange between Rush Limbaugh and William Shatner: Shatner: “Here’s my premise, and you agree with it or not. If you have money, you are going to get health care. If you don’t have money, it’s more difficult.” Limbaugh: “If you have money you’re going to get a house on the beach. If you don’t have money, you’re going to live in a bungalow somewhere.” Shatner: “Right, but we’re talking about health care.” Limbaugh: “What’s the difference?” Shatner: “The difference is we’re talking about health care, not a house or a bungalow.” Limbaugh: “No. No.
Daily Treatment, Giving Thanks Edition
November 25, 2009
Readers may have noticed that the "Daily Treatment" isn't really daily. Instead, it's daily when I have time to write it, which isn't as often as I would like. And that's unfortunate. It means I don't get to chance to highlight many worthy articles--or, more important, to thank, implicitly, the writers and thinkers whose work influences me.
Listen to These Eggheads
November 18, 2009
A group of economists has issued a letter endorsing both the principles of cost control in the Senate Finance bill and the idea of health care reform more generally. But this is not just any old group of economists. This is an unusually impressive group, including a pair of Nobel laureates and some figures who don't typically weigh in on current policy debates: Kenneth Arrow, Victor Fuchs, Daniel McFadden, Joseph Newhouse.