Medicare Review

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:03 PM

There is only one discussion in the country today. It seems to be primarily how to fix Medicare. However, Medicare is the problem. Sometimes the best way to fix a problem that has been present for half a century is to discard the problem and reassess. We have discuss several issues of Medicare improvement, but […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:36 AM

By Juliette Cubanski Follow @jcubanski on Twitter , Tricia Neuman Follow @tricia_neuman on Twitter , Sarah True, and Meredith Freed Published: Oct 17, 2019 Prescription drug costs are a major concern for consumers and a fiscal challenge for public and private payers. In response, lawmakers are considering a broad range of policy options, including allowing […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:13 AM

Who murdered the U.S. health care system? The most obvious suspect — ObamaCare — isn’t the real killer, it’s merely one of them. So, who is to blame? As detective Hercule Poirot says, “I suspect everybody till the last minute.” Let’s examine the crime scene. Read more . . .

By admin on 09/17/2019 3:30 AM

(Part VI continued from April, May, June, July, Aug)  The worldwide spread and growth of the social-welfare state seems strongly to suggest that there is a universal demand today for such services and guarantees in affluent, democratic societies. Given the disproportionate growth almost everywhere of entitlements in relation to increases in national income, it […]

By admin on 09/03/2019 2:15 AM

ENTITLEMENTS AND EXCEPTIONALISM American Exceptionalism and the Entitlement State (Part V continued from April, May, June, July) Nicholas Eberstadt Changes in popular mores and norms are less easily and precisely tracked than changes in behavior, but here as well modern America has witnessed immense shifts under the shadow of the entitlement state. Difficult as […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 12:27 AM American Exceptionalism and the Entitlement State (Part IV continued from April, May, June) By Nicholas Eberstadt Asking for, and accepting, purportedly need-based government welfare benefits has become a fact of life for a significant and still growing minority of our population: Every decade, a higher proportion of Americans appear to be habituated to the […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:26 PM

THE ROAD TO WELFARE American Exceptionalism and the Entitlement State (Part III continued from April, May) Nicholas Eberstadt Winter 2015 Scarcely less revolutionary has been the remolding of daily life for ordinary Americans under the shadow of the entitlement state. Over the half-century between 1963 and 2013, entitlement transfers were the fastest growing source […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 8:01 PM

Government Healthcare AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION American Exceptionalism and the Entitlement State (Part II continued from April) Nicholas Eberstadt Winter 2015 The road to our modern welfare state traces its way through northern Europe, most notably through Bismarck’s social-insurance legislation in late 19th-century Germany, Sweden’s pioneering “social democracy” policies during the interwar period, and Britain’s […]

By admin on 04/15/2019 11:27 PM American Exceptionalism and the Entitlement State Nicholas Eberstadt Winter 2015 If social policy were medicine and countries were the patients, the United States today would be a post-surgical charge under observation after an ambitious and previously untested transplant operation. Surgeons have grafted a foreign organ — the European welfare state — into the American body. The transplanted organ […]