Category: Health Care

Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on the VA

At last night’s debate in Miami, the Republican candidates – as they have all primary season – attacked the VA health care system and demanded its radical restructuring. Few viewers were aware, however, that the candidates were following a script…

Nothing to See Here

I’ve barely written about the Planned Parenthood controversy because I don’t like to dignify these right-wing collective freak-outs, but they’re holding hearings on the Hill today and the New York Times has an article up on the results of an…

President Carter Has Cancer

I don’t like the sound of this: Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday. “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my…

All Opioids are Dangerous

I’m of two minds about this: Baltimore health officials are launching a public awareness campaign to make drug users aware that the heroin they’re using may be laced with the much more potent, and potentially deadly, fentanyl. “Fentanyl-laced heroin is…

Unmet Health Care Needs are Expensive

It’s never good when actuaries collectively fall down on their job and fail to make good predictions, and it appears that this has happened with their efforts to estimate the total cost of claims under Obamacare health care plans. But…

Mockery of Cruz on ACA is Justified

Jonathan Chait is uncomfortable with the tone of progressive mockery. "You signed up for your employer-sponsored health insurance" is a pretty weak gotcha to throw at Ted Cruz. — Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) March 24, 2015 It seems like everyone on…