Post Tagged with: "politics"

Gene Steuerle, Host of "The Government We Deserve"

Jim Brady and a BOGGSAT

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August 18, 2014

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Jim Brady, who died on August 4, 2014, will be remembered for many things. Gene Steurle reflects on the implications of Brady’s lesson about decision-making by BOGGSAT (a bunch of guys (and gals) sitting around a table)

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Obamacare Delays and Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Old People Can’t Surf

Obamacare Delays and Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Old People Can’t Surf

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March 28, 2014

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Overall there have been more than 20 unilateral changes/delays/exceptions made by the President without Congressional approval or oversight.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Republicans Considering Proposing High-Risk Pools––Health Insurance Ghettos

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March 21, 2014

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I can’t believe Republicans are even considering this idea in 2014.

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Silly Republican Insurance Reform Ideas––Selling Insurance Across State Lines and Association Health Plans

Silly Republican Insurance Reform Ideas––Selling Insurance Across State Lines and Association Health Plans

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March 17, 2014

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When I discuss these ideas with people in the insurance industry––people who know how their market really works––these ideas generally command plenty of snickers.

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Healthcare and the Ukraine: Politics, Suffering and Disease

Healthcare and the Ukraine: Politics, Suffering and Disease

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March 7, 2014

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Certainly, the world’s eyes are focused on the political unrest in the Ukraine this week. As a physician, I am concerned about the health and well being of the Ukrainian people.

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Gene Steuerle, Host of "The Government We Deserve"

Finding an Opportune Way to Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

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January 30, 2014

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Having worked on the EITC and other wage subsidies for a long time (and having introduced them at a crucial stage of tax reform efforts in the 1980s), I say it’s about time they were back on the table.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

A benefit of political gridlock? It won’t last.

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January 18, 2014

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A Washington, DC colleague reported to me this week that spending on lobbying in the nation’s capital has declined considerably. Why?

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Gene Steuerle, Host of "The Government We Deserve"

The Budget Deal: A Tentative Step Forward

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December 17, 2013

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In a recent Washington Post article, I characterized any forthcoming budget deal as two parties who had dug a hole for themselves deciding to stop throwing shovels at each other. Despite this skepticism, I must admit that this December 2013 agreement is certainly better than throwing shovels—or, more formally, threatening another government shutdown, along with its attendant costs on the workings of government, the well-being of citizens, and economic growth.

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Gene Steuerle, Host of "The Government We Deserve"

Nelson Mandela and the Formation of a Nation

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December 11, 2013

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A person like Nelson Mandela takes his country onto a higher plane. He serves as a beacon and inspiration for new generations.

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GOP’s Oddest Obamacare Objection

GOP’s Oddest Obamacare Objection

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November 6, 2013

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The reason that Republicans shut down the federal government, it turns out, was to “restore patient-centered healthcare in America.” Huh?

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