Category Archives: Health Care

Does the GOP want Trump reelected?

President Trump is following through on his promise and standing up for American interests. I have no doubt that the disruptive policies of this administration will bring these countries (Mexico, Canada, and the European Union) to the table for a … Continue reading

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A faint hope for lower drug prices

We were able to move forward in a bipartisan way on bills that will help bring generic drugs to market faster, which will make medications more affordable,” said Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey. A faint hope for lower drug … Continue reading

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Health Care Revisited

“Ways and Means Republicans have voted to defund, undercut, and undermine our country’s health care system.”–Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. “They have made it clear as day that they care more about the cost of the ACA than the value of … Continue reading

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Our misperceptions

We Americans don’t know as much as we think we do. For example, only 59% of us guess that the most Americans killed by others are killed with firearms. Here is more data from the IPSOS study of misperceptions in … Continue reading

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What they say about themselves

For the over one-third of residents in our district relying on public health insurance, these cuts (to Medicare and Medicaid) would be devastating.–Tracy Mitrano We are fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, and have never supported a plan that … Continue reading

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Government finances

My HS Physics teacher had a favorite theme: he said he was doing his students a favor by teaching, as he could make much more money working in industry. I don’t remember him as a particularly good teacher, and I … Continue reading

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Drug Prices

This is a policy change whose impact is very uncertain. I’m not certain it will have an impact, and the administration can’t make a clear case it will do so. It’s not obvious to me why they’re [fighting] over this … Continue reading

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