We have the Affordable Care Act and we still have literally millions of people who cannot afford and will not have, health care. How in the world can that be? The Affordable Care Act was supposed to help that very demographic, wasn’t it? A New York Times article said that nearly two-thirds of poor, black… Read More Health Care for the Poor Still Elusive
OK. So I am confused. The Constitution of the United States, that sacred document to which we all refer to understand what our country is all about, says that government is to be “of the people.” President Lincoln, in the Gettysburg Address, referred to that constitutional sentiment when he said that government in this nation… Read More “The American People” are …who?
Years ago, while living in Detroit, I was visiting some friends. We were playing a board game and laughing and eating. Out of nowhere, a car backfired, and the husband of my friend was suddenly under the table, his eyes wide, breathing heavily. He had broken out into a sweat and was clearly terrified. He… Read More Who Cares?
I read a story in The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/health/oregon-study-reveals-benefits-and-costs-of-insuring-the-uninsured.html?smid=fb-share) about a woman who “shattered” her ankle. Because she did not have health insurance, the emergency room put the ankle in an air cast, but doctors would not perform the surgery she needed. As a result, she “hobbled around in pain” for four years, causing… Read More America’s Moral Economy and the Issue of Health Care
In a front page article written by Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Gebeloff which appeared in The New York Times on February 12, a gentleman was described as being anti big government. He printed tee shirts for his local Tea Party affiliate, and says he doesn’t need or want help from the government. Yet, the article… Read More Somebody Ought to Tell the Truth!