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Entries by D. Brad Wright from 03/2010

Right. Because It's So Simple Now.

| Posted 03.01.2010 | Politics

The big health care summit happened last week. Literally dozens of Americans were glued to their televisions to watch it. The President has released a...

Health Insurance and Free Market Competition

| Posted 03.04.2010 | Politics

A premium increase alone is not inherently a bad thing. The question we must ask is why premiums are going up. The justification that has been provided by insurers is where things get interesting.

The Republican Rules of the Senate

| Posted 03.08.2010 | Politics

Republicans are outraged that Democrats would use reconciliation to ram health care reform legislation through Congress--jamming it down the throats o...

It's Worse Than Ezra Says...

| Posted 03.10.2010 | Politics

Ezra Klein nailed it the other day when he wrote the following: "There's a difference between the statements 'America has the best health care system ...

Insurance, State Lines, and Bears, Oh My!

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Politics

When one or two firms control upwards of 75% of the market share in many states, it's fair to say that insurance companies aren't really competing aga...

Is Reconciliation Undemocratic?

| Posted 03.15.2010 | Politics

There's been some talk "out there" that reconciliation is an undemocratic process, because it doesn't go through the regular legislative channels. That's just wrong.

Comparative Effectiveness vs. Cost Effectiveness

| Posted 03.19.2010 | Politics

When President Obama and others have gone before the American people to promote their health reform agenda, they've often over-simplified an important...

Tenacious Ds: A Fight to the Finish on Health Reform

| Posted 03.22.2010 | Politics

Today I just want to say one simple thing: Sometimes politicians set aside personal interests to do what is right for the country. When they do so, they ought to be applauded for it.