Archive | September 1, 2012

Milk and Eggs

So, I want to talk about the season premiere of Doctor Who. Serious mega-spoilers await in the comments section. Stay away or run the risk of crossing your own timeline.

Legs Broken, Crutches Distributed

One of the benefits of Obamacare, apparently – as you’ll learn from this piece, if you can make it past “people like you and I” – is that it enables this:

Tufts Medical Center in Massachusetts – along with their physician group and a company which owns and operates two hospitals in the region – has acted on this provision of the law and received $88.5 million in federal funds to create the state’s first member owned and controlled health insurance plan.

This “first” claim is quite false, of course. Massachusetts, like most states in the u.s., once had many member-owned, member-controlled health-insurance plans – until the government drove them out of business. Now the government is apparently attempting to run a top-down simulation of what it formerly destroyed. One thinks of Marie Antoinette playing shepherdess.

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