Monthly Archives: February 2013

Risk and Healthcare Reform

Self-managed groups offer perhaps the only meaningful opportunity for healthcare reform in the United States. For all of our talk of healthcare as an individual resource, “my healthcare”, it is actually a group resource, a shared risk pool like any … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reality

What Level Of Respect Does Society Owe An Individual? The answer is “The level of respect an individual affords himself or herself.” This, truly, is one of those core questions that is a starting point for so many policy decisions. … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Modern Republican Party

With the House Republicans’ extension of the debt ceiling it could be that the Republican Party is finally moving back towards fiscal reality. But it’s hard not to be just a little melancholy about the state of the Party. The … Continue reading

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Welfare

Welfare Needs to be a Tool To Extend Freedom. In a democracy, government should work to extend equality of opportunity, to ensure that each individual has the ability to take control of his or her own life. Our welfare system … Continue reading

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