Obamacare: Making the Dog Food

Promotion of the Affordable Care Act is like sausage making described in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle.”   In both cases a questionable product is pieced together from noxious ingredients, as is dog food.  ACA enrollment is far below expectations.  The ACA audience faces uncertainty about services cost and quality, a botched rollout, and America’s youth know […]

Elements of an Authentic “Affordable Care Act” (Part 2)

This commentary builds on yesterday’s piece (part 1) and looks at some ideas that can reduce total healthcare costs, while providing essential coverage. Today’s consumers are saddled with a $2.6 trillion health care system that we pay for directly in “out of pocket” installments, indirectly in current taxes and indirectly in future taxes that repay government […]

Heath Care: 90% Of Consumers Want To Make Their Own Decisions About Healthcare, According To An American Consumer Institute Survey

Consumers oppose the current Healthcare legislation by a two-to-one margin.  In a nationwide survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), 48% of Americans oppose the bill, while 24% support it.    The survey results also find that 90% of consumers believe that they should make their own decisions about healthcare […]