The latest budget proposal to raise the age of Medicare eligibility is a proposal to increase health care costs to our children and grandchildren by $2.7 trillion. The idea that this cut is being presented as somehow helping our children is a sick joke.
Up to the middle of the last century, most Americans could count on good access to generalist primary care physicians with the training and commitment to evaluate and treat their medical problems, whatever they might be. Those days are long gone.
I have launched an ambitious effort to implement a single payer health care system in Vermont. Under the plan, single payer coverage will be a right and not a privilege, and will not be connected to employment. This is groundbreaking.
Superheroes. They're everywhere these days. And while watching Captain America can certainly raise your heart rate, wouldn't it be something if those watching would be inspired to get their heart rates up while exercising instead?
Although few personal finance columnists consider fitness and diet part of their terrain, we all should. Effectively managing your health can reliably produce a financial windfall unmatched by Wall Street, precious metals and every other retirement plan staple.
The last thing our country needs is a taxpayer-funded subsidy system that favors the very foods that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But that's exactly what key members in the House are standing behind.
In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.