by Joel White and Doug Badger | When the levees broke under Hurricane Katrina, the Army Corps of Engineers was roasted for spending billions and still failing to protect Americans. So where's the outrage over the latest epic governmental fail — this one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? The federal agency with primary responsibility for handling infectious diseases, the … [Read more...] about Why is the CDC fighting today’s coronavirus with yesterday’s technology?
by Brian Blase and Doug Badger - Health Affairs | Although a Trump administration rule expanding Americans’ ability to benefit from short-term limited-duration insurance plans (short-term plans) was recently upheld by the District of Columbia appeals court, these plans are unpopular with many members of Congress. As such, there is a threat that the millions of people with these plans may no longer … [Read more...] about The Value Of Short-Term Health Plans: Rebutting The Energy And Commerce Democratic Staff Report
The health reform debate has taken a new focus during the coronavirus crisis, with a greater emphasis on innovation to produce treatments and vaccines, different options for accessing care, and the great harm done when people aren’t able to get needed surgeries, cancer care, and other non-COVID treatments. Health care, including COVID, is poised once again to be the key issue in … [Read more...] about Health care and the elections
So…How Much Do You Know About COVID-19? A piece by Doug Badger over at The Daily Signal is getting a lot of attention as people take the quiz to see how they do in sorting fear from facts in the blizzard of “information” about COVID-19. A lot of decisions are being made based upon inaccurate, distorted, and misunderstood reports and data, making it harder to concentrate … [Read more...] about Fear vs Facts
Congress appears deadlocked over the vast differences between the latest $3 trillion House-passed coronavirus relief bill and the Senate’s more targeted and temporary bill that includes a reduced extension of federal unemployment insurance, another round of direct payments, liability protections for businesses and doctors, and $105 billion in school funding. As the battles on Capitol Hill … [Read more...] about Please don’t make it worse