Sunday, August 30, 2009

Looking Overseas

The myths...

Canada long lines?

Life expectancy is longer in Canada, and its infant mortality rate is lower than that of the U.S.

In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors.

The second route to universal coverage leaves the actual delivery of health care in private hands, but the government pays most of the bills. That’s how Canada and, in a more complex fashion, France do it.

third route to universal coverage relies on private insurance companies, using a combination of regulation and subsidies to ensure that everyone is covered. Switzerland offers the clearest example: everyone is required to buy insurance, insurers can’t discriminate based on medical history or pre-existing conditions, and lower-income citizens get government help in paying for their policies.

Speaking of preventive care

Monday, August 24, 2009

The House that Jerry Jones Built

In the Cowboys new home, a punt by Titans hits the new video board. Jerry Jones claims the Titans purposely tried to hit it:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rules of the Game

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow gives a comparison between hoops and votes in regard to the filibuster 60 votes, and then the 80 votes on healthcare.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Public Snafu

Its looks as if after the public option goes from essential to a sliver to nothing, then the Employer Mandated health insurance will be the next thing that is shredded to pieces.

In my experience, most small companies initially take care of their employees with decent benefits. But, as costs go up, they seem to switch to the inferior plans that are cost prohibitive on the employee, but easier on the employer on monthly costs.

I need to read here on what states that do mandate coverage and how that has worked out.

I need to read HR3200 some more, or listen to it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Joe Ponanski Clearly

Joe Ponanski, one of my favorite sports writers, who just was hired at Sports Illustrated is interviewed at Real Clear Sports.