Archive for the Healthcare Category

Birth Control, Hobby Lobby, and Common Sense

Posted in Argumentation, Feminism, Government, Healthcare, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2014 by Xajow

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby does not have to pay for providing birth control to its employees. Some people have claimed this is next door to fascism. Others have claimed this is an open door to anarchy. And many have claimed this closes the door for access to birth control for the employees of Hobby Lobby. None of those claims are even remotely close to the truth. Continue reading

The Real Problem with Obamacare

Posted in Argumentation, Explanation, Government, Healthcare, In the News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by Xajow

Hello students. Yes, I am finally back. Save your applause and celebrations for later. I know, you want more D/s discussions, and there will be some later. Right now, however, I am going to rant about explain what the true and fundamental problem with the ACA (Obamacare) is. All the usual warnings apply: I am libertarian, trust-in-government folks will be offended, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Every one prepared? Okay, let’s begin. Continue reading

Quick Bite: Just Stopping in to Criticize Obama

Posted in Government, Healthcare, In the News, Politics, Quick Bite with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by Xajow

So after three weeks of sugarcoating, i.e. deliberately downplaying and possibly lying about, the massive failure that is healthcare.gov, President Obama gave a speech to tell people there was no sugarcoating it. Three weeks he took to get around to this. Yeah, real leadership there. (No, not really.) But then He also said this: “We waged this battle to make sure that millions of Americans in the wealthiest nation on Earth finally have the same chance to get the same security of affordable quality health care as anybody else.” The same as anybody else, except President Obama, Obama’s family, the U.S. Congress and congressional staff, i.e. the political class who think having Obamacare for themselves would be a bad idea. There is your leadership America. You should be ashamed.

A Market Solution for Healthcare

Posted in Economics, Free Market, Healthcare with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Xajow

So  the market can’t help the costs of  healthcare? Well, an article and video over at reason.com pretty much debunks that idea. Go to the other end of this link for the article. And here is the video: