Like a lot of people, I was sorry to see the messed up inauguration of HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance website. Normally, heads would roll as a consequence of such a debacle in industry, but little along those lines has occurred. Instead, and sensibly enough, the decision was made to fix it ASAP. Another disappointment… Continue reading Poll on ACA
A particularly insidious phenomenon today is the one-issue website with a political agenda. Such is the International Climate Science Coalition. This is the charge of Tom Harris, a mechanical engineer and global-warming skeptic. A letter from Mr. Harris ("Learn to adapt to climate change," Nov. 20) quoted from a recent report of the United Nations Intergovernmental… Continue reading Denialist Debunked
I read the headlines today about Obama being contrite during his press conference today. I read it differently. He made a perfectly reasonable proposal. I am not sure whether anybody needs to sign off on this, but it seems to me reasonable that if a person wants to keep the junk insurance they had for… Continue reading Contrite Obama? Give me a break.
Charles Krauthammer in his column ("Obamacare nothing but subterfuge," Nov. 5) criticizes the president for claiming that everybody who wanted to keep existing health care policies could do so, and for being paternalistic in insisting that all policies cover certain basic procedures. These are not novel conservative talking points, and it is also unsurprising that Mr. Krauthammer does not… Continue reading Refusal to Pay for a Common Good