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Category Archives: Healthcare
People need to take a step back from the edge and put some perspective on the election. Very little policy difference exists between the foreign, defense, immigration, race, infrastructure policies of Trump and Eisenhower. The Right keeps yammering for the 1950s… well? Guess what?
Are we going to tear ourselves apart by not nominating a litmus-test “Conservative” who demands government draw outside the lines of the enumerated powers, or get back to the Constitution? The demand of the far right for government involvement in abortion, marriage, bathrooms, sexual behavior… are just as far from the Enumerated Powers are the demand […]
I’ve often held that Vietnam is THE defining moment in our post-war history.
I bring it up here only to make a point. I know people are bored with it, and that’s unfortunate, for its lessons still need to be learned.
The most important of these is this: Had 100,000 Middle Class American kids stood their ground, said – and believed, “Hell no, we won’t go,” and been willing to go to jail for their beliefs – rather than to Canada and Sweden – tens of thousands of American lives would have been saved – and arguably hundreds of […]
While SCOTUS ruminates Burwell, while the governors await word of the fates of their budgets based on how SCOTUS holds, and while Left and Right harangue one another over subsidies, death spirals, what someone meant, who can and can’t afford what, and while we all argue over what was left on the edit floor by those who wrote this damned law, it seems everyone is missing the only salient point of Burwell.
Either Americans still live under the Rule of Law – or we do not.
All else in this discussion is tangential.
I really couldn’t care less what […]
“What’s the solution to this mess? … getting rid of mandates, allowing people to choose their own insurance benefits and offering universal tax credits to everyone is a start, as well as making health savings accounts more accessible. All of the provisions in ObamaCare that encourage employers not to hire people or to reduce their workers’ hours should go, as should the provisions that prevent employers from providing their employees with insurance that would travel with them from job to job.”
1. Against ALL conventions of Application Development, neither System nor User Requirements EVER were fixed. In the app development world this means Obamacare NEVER had a set of Requirements that could be architected, designed, coded or tested. AND THE DEVELOPERS KNEW THIS; IT’S WHAT THEY DO. It is not ‘the website did not work,’ it is ‘the website COULD not work.’ That is a non-trivial difference that cost the taxpayers – so far – over $600M.
2. ONE of the high-level requirements that never existed was SECURITY of the […]