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Legislating Drug Prices

Loyal readers of my blog (both this one and my prior blog for St. Luke’s Health System) know that I try very hard to present health care issues fairly, objectively and from a non-partisan viewpoint. I try to outline both sides to these issues, state the pros and cons, and write my analysis in aContinue reading “Legislating Drug Prices”

Public Option – The Trojan Horse of Healthcare Reform

The Trojan Horse The political system is designed to bring disparate views toward middle ground. The healthcare proposals by Democrats and Republicans – “Medicare for all” and short-term and association health plans, respectively– that I referred to in last week’s blog post, could hardly be more diametrically different. There is another, little understood but perhapsContinue reading “Public Option – The Trojan Horse of Healthcare Reform”


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