Krugman on the candidates’ health care policies.

Krugman on McCain’s healthcare plan vs. Obama’s: Health Care Destruction Skipping to the punchline: I agree: the McCain plan would do for health care what deregulation has done for banking. And I’m terrified. Jumping back: Barack Obama offers incremental reform: regulation of insurers to prevent discrimination against the less healthy, subsidies to help lower-income families… Continue reading Krugman on the candidates’ health care policies.

Daily Roundup, tragic.

Tragic first – we need a real national health system to help prevent crap like this: When staying alive means going bankrupt LOMPOC, Calif. – Kathleen Aldrich, financially ruined by two bouts with ovarian cancer, is not who you might assume she is. She raised three kids as a single mom. She worked hard for… Continue reading Daily Roundup, tragic.

Sicko, and an interesting article…

I saw Sicko over the weekend, and thought it was an excellent, if thoroughly depressing, film. I thought it was an excellent piece of polemic for those of us who basically agreed with him. It’s much harder me to tell what impact it would have for those who don’t already agree that the US health… Continue reading Sicko, and an interesting article…

What is wrong with for-profit healthcare? The basic premise.

A great diary on the US health care problem on DailyKos: For-profit healthcare: The ultimate triumph of insanity (I’m going to skip to the punchline) Let me end by explaining what in Wall Street speak an “improved” medical-loss ratio means for you and me. The medical-loss ratio is improved for them by cutting the amount… Continue reading What is wrong with for-profit healthcare? The basic premise.

Bah humbug, part 2: Bush wants to take away employer-based health insurance

I’m just apalled by the health care situation in this country. It’s pretty rare that political issues hit home to me quite so obviously, but we need some kind of real single-payer national healthcare system now. Or, since the “right now” part has already expired while writing this, as soon as bloody possible. A little… Continue reading Bah humbug, part 2: Bush wants to take away employer-based health insurance