Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Reflecting Pools

Time for reflection on this coronavirus mess including my big five issues that nobody seems to be addressing.

But first, State Senator Declan O’Scanlon summed it up on June 16 this way:
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I agree and anyone wondering whether indoor pools can open must feel the same way since we had this tweet on Thursday:

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Make America Healthy Again (2)

Rest of the excerpts from the book:

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Make America Healthy Again (1)

Bookstores reopened yesterday and at the three Barnes & Nobles I visited so far it’s as if it was mid-March again – primarily because the stock does not appear to have changed since then. Magazines are all March or April issues and no Woody Allen bio in sight. Since I had to buy something to feign normalcy I got this and excerpts from the first three chapters follow:

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Health Justice NOW (IV): What We Do

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare ends with what to do to get to single-payer.

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Health Justice NOW (III) What Lies Beyond

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare continues with some of the causes of health inequity and their structural roots..

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Health Justice NOW (II) What We Want

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare continues with what we (everybody but the private-insurance infrastructure) really want.

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NJ Public Benefit Delusions

Which is bigger? That the hole is only $222 billion or that Murhpy is on Sweeney’s Path to Progress?

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Health Justice NOW (I) What We Got

Most years around now I was in Washington, DC at the Enrolled Actuaries meeting with one of my evening excursions being a jog to the a bookstore up the road where I could have seen someone like this guy:
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Coincidentally, I found Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare system in Princeton last month and have been provided the time within which to read it, starting with a section on what we got.

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S2273 Passes Senate

As reported by insidernj:

Landmark legislation to implement a new health benefits plan designed to produce more than $1 billion in annual savings for property taxpayers and educators gained the approval of the Senate today. Sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Joe Cryan, the plan is the result of an agreement by the Senate President and Marie Blistan, President of the New Jersey Education Association….The bill, S-2273, was approved with a Senate vote of 34-0.

Some quotes from the invested parties:

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New Jersey Trumping Insurers on Coronavirus Treatment

Trump tried:
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Tomorrow, along with S2273, the New Jersey legislature will pass a spate of laws* attempting to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, including one which makes you wonder where the legislators’ insurance company minders disappeared to.

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