The massive discrepancy between the debate over this bill and the facts of the American health care system is a testament to the sorry state of contemporary political discourse.
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The recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contraception coverage mandate is one of the most recent examples of intrusive government power.
Providing political coverage for this year’s Kenneth Arrow Lecture on moral hazard in the health insurance industry is a difficult task because everyone in the room seemed to be convinced that healthcare is not a political issue.
Should states allow individuals to opt out of the of the Affordable HealthCare Act? Is health a universal human right? Is healthcare? Whose responsibility is it to provide healthcare?
In Law’s Empire, New York University’s Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy Ronald Dworkin observed that, “people often stand to gain or lose more by one judge’s nod than they could by any general act of Congress or Parliament.” These words didn’t strike me as particularly insightful when I was casually flipping through his book two years ago. [...]
We all know what’s going on in Washington: somehow health care, the driest of all dry political issues, has become the most incendiary topic in politics. Politicians are shrieking at the President, constituents are fired up about… something, and grown men are crying into their pillows at night.