As we approach the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Medicare bill into law (July 30th), what better time to consider the seemingly intractable problem of healthcare? FDR tried to include a federal health insurance component into the Social Security Act of 1935, but backed off. Harry Truman, his successor, took up the cause again in 1945, 1947, and 1949. JFK would pick up the banner in 1961.
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Perhaps more than any other time in American history, virtually every single contemporary issue is clouded by partisan politics. As such, getting unassailable facts on something as complicated as Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act—ACA) is dangerously close to a fool’s errand. But, your intrepid columnist will give it a shot.
Not really. For example the availability of a doctor is dependent on the doctors agreement to contract pay. You may have a list of docs that is a default list made up of those who agree to low payments.
Well the reports are not good–the promise of Obamacare and restraint of costs–hokum and bunkum.
We have considered the potential for politically motivated deceptions in science, economics, social and medical policy making.