Category: Healthcare

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Clarifying Non-Group Healthcare Insurance Market Reform

In a Maine Voices op-ed published last Saturday I outlined my "let the federal government fund it, and the free market run it" non-group healthcare insurance market reform framework, building upon the initial outline posted here in mid-April. But after reflecting on the op-ed myself, as well as digesting third-party feedback, some clarification is in ...

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Warren Buffett on Renewable Energy

At this morning's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Warren Buffett said the following in response to a question about tax credit policy (paraphrasing): The government has made it a policy to shift the country toward renewable energy generation. Because the free market cannot support that shift on its own, tax credits are critical to support the ...

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AHCA Now in Senate Republicans’ (Fragile?) Hands

With the American Healthcare Reform Act finally out of the House, the political momentum ball is now firmly in the hands of Senate Republicans. Can they handle it? Or more specifically, are Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as brainless as the House Freedom Caucus? Whether by design or accident, the Trump Democrats have put "big ...

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Restoring the Center of American Politics With Healthcare Reform

It has been said that a political centrist is disgusted equally by ideological hardliners such as Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz. Many should pass this test. Unfortunately, as Chuck Todd outlined last month, over the past two decades the "center" of American politics has been "hollowed out", with the American electorate increasingly divided into these two ...