CHIPRA Health Program Marks Two-Year Anniversary

On Super Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) marked its two-year anniversary, having been signed into law on the same day in 2009 by President Obama. To mark the moment, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sibelius noted that since CHIPRA's signing, more than 42 million children had […]

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Whole Lotta Health Care Day Dreamin’ Goin’ On

As I noted in a previous posting, our current health care delivery system logs in as a $7,000-per-person-per-year behemoth. And I mean per all 300 million of us. (Do the math: $2.1 trillion divided by 300 mil.) That’s why I get a good laugh everytime I read the results of a new survey. The one […]

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Stop Making Sense; No One Is Going to Listen Anyway

If you’re been following the ongoing cyber-debates about how to reform health care, you’ve no doubt run into a lot of wishful thinking, as in, “If the government pays for health care, then it’s free.” Wrong for all kinds of obvious reasons, most notable of which is that either you or your employer is going […]

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