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Posts tagged healthcare

Obamacare Tax

Obamacare Tax

In light of this morning’s Supreme Court’s decision, Obamacare, despite Obama’s multiple claims to the contrary, that Obamacare is a tax. Taxes are a theft of your time. And how that plays out, one only needs to look at history. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Thurs June 28 2012 Or read the transcript below. […]

CCO’s Back in the News

CCO’s Back in the News

CCO’s those non-Obamacare Obamare programs are back in the news. Coordinated Care Organizations are the “triumph” of Gov. Kitzhaber, ensuring Obamacare will continue even if the Supreme Court strikes it down–or at least that’s the basis for an article in today’s Statesman-Journal. Funny. I thought all those 23 of 30 Republicans in the house who […]

I Spy Minute: It’s not what it looks like

I Spy Minute: It’s not what it looks like

Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) are lurching into a county near you–and soon. The proponents of CCOs, including many so-called “conservative Republicans” say it’s not socialized medicine. Sure. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Mon May 21 2012 Or read the transcript below. #       #       #       # If you missed the I Spy Radio Show over […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Confusion Reigns so Let’s Rush it Through

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Confusion Reigns so Let’s Rush it Through

Government seems to love to rush pellmell into something without fully understanding the implications of the bill they just had to pass. Case in point with the CCO’s (Coordinated Care Organizations): no one seems to have all the answers about what it all means but we’re being told the county has to sign on to […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Stop CCOs

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Stop CCOs

Coordinated Care Organizations are Obamacare on the local level. Think of it is as ACORN standing between you and your doctor. The Oregon Health Authority (by the way, don’t you love that name for a Department? It brings back such fond memories of Germany in, oh, the 1930s) has implemented CCOs and Marion County is […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Obamacare Shoved on Marion County

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Obamacare Shoved on Marion County

Have you heard about CCOs? Coordinated Care Organizations? Probably not. But they’re coming to a county near you if you’re in Oregon. The bills where shoved through the legislature under the guise of a “crisis,” that we were out of time, and it would save money. Now Marion County is being pressured to sign on […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – My First Personal Encounter with Obamacare

Podcast: I Spy Minute – My First Personal Encounter with Obamacare

I took my 84-year-old father-in-law to the doctor yesterday and had my first personal encounter with Obamacare. It wasn’t pretty. Take a listen. I Spy Minute Wed Apr 25 2012   Like this:Like Loading…

A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

Some interesting economics issues in this story from The Lund Report. What if you offered an insurance benefit that raises premiums, but no one uses the insured benefit? Last June the Portland City Council unanimously approved the new benefit joining Multnomah County and San Francisco April 2, 2012 – None of Portland’s city employees or […]

Limited Benefits, Massive Costs of Medicaid Expansion in Oregon

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h/t Eric Fruits for bringing our attention to this post. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has recently conducted a study of the costs of the 2008 expansion of Oregon’s Medicaid program that added 10,000 new, previously disqualified low-income adults to the program. The offering was so popular (90,000 applications for 10,000 spots) that […]

Oregon’s healthcare “transformation”: What is a Coordinated Care Organization, and will it save money?

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Oregon’s governor has a plan to “transform” the delivery of health care in the state.  At first blush, it seems that the state will jettison its experiment with the Oregon Health Plan that made headlines two decades ago with its rationing of services. It looks more and more likely, however, that the new plan will look much […]

Barry’s Cousin Pans Obamacare

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A board-certified diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Milton R. Wolf yesterday ripped Obamacare and one of its leading proponents, Dr. Donald M. Berwick. The good doctor has recently been dumped by the Obama administration – not because he’s a socialist, but because he made it clear. The most open and transparent administration in the history of the country simply can’t abide […]

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  • Event: Breakfast with the Wire, A Review of the Regular Session April 21, 2017
    As the legislative session draws to a close, we look forward to dissecting the moving parts of the 105-day Regular Legislative Session and thinking about how the impacts of this session will play out in the Washington State economy. So, we are working with our sister site www.stateofreform.com to invite some of the most quietly impactful […]
  • AEG and Hudson Pacific Properties Partner to Deliver World-Class Arena to Seattle April 21, 2017
    Seattle Partners—a collaboration between AEG, the world’s leading owner, developer and operator of sports and entertainment venues, and Hudson Pacific Properties, a premier, publicly traded real estate investment, development and operating company specializing in design-forward, next-generation spaces—have submitted a proposal to the City of Seattle to renovate KeyArena to create the Seattle Coliseum, a state-of-the-art […]
  • 100-Day Challenges tackle youth homelessness April 20, 2017
    Communities in King, Pierce, and Spokane counties are working to address youth homelessness with A Way Home Washington’s 100-Day Challenges. The Challenges began on April 20 and each community is focusing on different goals. King County communities will focus on reducing the number of unsheltered youth and accelerating housing placement. “This Challenge is an opportunity […]
  • Biden Used False Data to Smear Marine Corps Over Armored Vehicle Request from Iraq April 24, 2017
    The story on the front page of USA Today in 2007 made a sensational claim: Military leaders in wartime had failed to provide troops in Iraq being killed by roadside bombs with mine-resistant jeeps. The post Biden Used False Data to Smear Marine Corps Over Armored Vehicle Request from Iraq appeared first on Washington Free […]
  • U.S. Weighs More Aid for Saudis in Yemen to Move Nation Toward Political Solution April 24, 2017
    The United States needs to ramp up its military backing of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen to pressure the Iranian-backed Houthis into diplomatic talks aimed at resolving the two-year civil war, according to policy experts. The post U.S. Weighs More Aid for Saudis in Yemen to Move Nation Toward Political Solution appeared first on Washington […]
  • The Best Thing Ever to Have Come Out of Canada April 24, 2017
    If I were inventing a country off the top of my head, I bet it would look a lot like Canada. The landscape is beautiful, the weather perfect. Everyone has health care. The government did not ostentatiously bail out its banks in 2008. The citizens are kind beer-drinking sports fans who will give driving directions […]
  • Reason #2 to Stop Subsidizing TransitSubsidies Haven’t Increased Ridership April 21, 2017
    In 2015, the American Public Transportation Association issued a press release whose headline claimed that transit ridership in 2014 achieved a new record. However, the story revealed that 2014 ridership was the highest since 1956. That’s no more a record than if it was the highest since 2013. The truth is that America’s urban population […]
  • Reason #1 to End Transit SubsidiesIt’s the Most Costly Transportation We Have April 20, 2017
    Fifty-three years ago, the transit industry was mostly private and earned a net profit. Today, it’s almost entirely publicly owned, and subsidies have grown out of control. It’s time to take a stand and say all transportation subsidies are bad, but transit subsidies are the worst. The National Transit Database says agencies spent more than […]
  • Another Rail Boondoggle April 19, 2017
    After holding a final public hearing last night, officials in Durham, North Carolina will probably decide next week to build a $3.3 billion ($2.4 billion construction plus $900 million interest on debt) light-rail line from Durham to Chapel Hill. It is hard to imagine any place that is more poorly suited for rail transit. The […]