Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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Thoughts on Republican Obamacare madness (and the fraud of private health insurance)

October 5, 2013

One of the things the Republicans used to say about Obamacare (a.k.a. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act“) was that they would “repeal and replace” it. Lately, there’s been nary a squeak about the “replace” part of it, and rather than “repeal” (which implies an action taken in accordance with the will of the people as expressed through the ballot box), the strategy is to sabotage it and hold the economy to ransom in an attempt to defund it.

Amid all the Republican tantrum-throwing, it would be nice to see from them an articulation of why the existing model of essentially unregulated private health insurance works and should be left alone. The reason such a paean to the merits of the current model has not been forthcoming is quite simple. The current model does not work, and cannot possibly work.

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What Doctors Don’t Tell You

September 24, 2013

After a blogging absence of literally just over a year, in which time the world has failed to end, no-one has sent out a search party to ascertain whether I still breathe, and I’ve received the distinct impression that I have not made one iota of difference to the lot of mankind, I have got my letter-writing hat on to add my voice to the merry throng of skeptics upset at the magazine “What Doctors Don’t Tell You”. Specifically, we are objecting to the fact that Tesco stock this magazine, which is a repository of bad and wrong health advice.

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