Dr. Jane Orient

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After SCOTUS, Push for Real Health Reform Begins

After SCOTUS, Push for Real Health Reform Begins

When speaking about a $1 trillion reform–whose price tag has at least doubled–it seems silly to use the term “nickels and dimes.” But the “savings” part, as designed, would offset only a small fraction of the additional spending component. Those

Newt's 2003 Blueprint for ObamaCare

The idea that America needs transforming, and that he is the man to do it, did not start with Barack Obama. The grandiosely named Center for Health Transformation (CHT) was started by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In 2003, Newt

Higher-order Bullying: Challenge the Rulers, Risk Your Children?

The national campaign against bullying and hate may be in the news, but it’s nowhere in evidence as an American university wreaks revenge, not just on a dissenter who ran for Congress–but on his children, and on a brave professor

The Feds Are Out of Money: Healthcare Is Their New Bank

It is mentioned, almost in passing, that the “healthcare reform” on the verge of becoming law starts collecting premiums and taxes immediately, and promises benefits only in about four years. What kind of emergency is that? It’s not a healthcare

Is it Always Better to Have Health Insurance?

Uninsurance is portrayed as being like a disease; it has even been called an epidemic. At a minimum, it puts you one medical bill away from bankruptcy, and you might even die from it, they say. Yet some people I

Is Medicare the Real Target of 'Health Care Reform?'

Nobody outside the inner halls of Congress really knows what’s going on in the negotiations on health care “reform. Every now and then, someone emerges from the formerly smoke-filled rooms and throws another 2,000 or so page “bill” out into