Tag Archives: health care
If you’re an uninsured New Yorker shopping for a hip replacement, the going rate in Manhattan is $18,260. If that sounds steep and you’re willing to try medical tourism, the rate drops to $7,500 in Boston, $7,099 in Baltimore or $6,399 in Washington.
If you’re willing to go further afield, there are seeming bargains available elsewhere including these:
- Portland, Oregon: $4,366
- Tampa, Florida: $3,039
If an entire state could be crazy as a box of frogs, it would be Arizona. If a whole state could be crazy and brag about it, it would be Texas.Read More »
2,600 years ago, Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it.Read More »
We’ve been subjected to everything from snarky bs to thermonuclear rhetoric, but we’ve never heard an honest, fact-based discussion about health care in the United States; what the problems are; what happens in the future if something isn’t done; and of course, the best way to fix it.Read More »
Some liberal commentators have worked themselves into a righteous lather over the Supreme Court’s hearings on the constitutionality of Obamacare. In particular, E.J. Dionne, Jr. of the Washington Post accused conservative justices of acting “as an alternative legislature, diving deeply into policy details as if they were members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.”
It’s the conservatives, seethed Dionne, who are the real judicial activists, whom they pretend to deplore. What blatant hypocrisy!Read More »
Whenever the rector of my church wants to impress upon his erring flock the awful fact of their own mortality, he reminds us that however secure and self-sufficient we may flatter ourselves to be, we are always “just a phone call away from disaster.”Read More »
He had toured Vietnam, and said afterwards that the war was “morally right and necessary.” So when George Romney decided running for President in 1967 meant he had to change his view, he needed an excuse.
“When I came back from Vietnam,” he told a radio show host, “I’d just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get.”Read More »