Michael T. Hertz: The most shocking part of the flu was the deafening silence of the government and neither national nor local governments addressed the fast-moving pandemic.
Mary Otto: Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care, and vulnerable communities are in desperate need of a solution.
Michael T. Hertz: No anti-abortion law has ever suggested that there be some form of compensation. After all, like a drafted conscript, the woman is being put through a very difficult period of her life that she did not choose to take.
Mark Dempsey: Diets do not defy the laws of physics. You must eat fewer calories to lose weight no matter what magical mechanism the diet may claim makes it unique.
Dr. Sanjeev Sriram: Rather than support Medicare for All and put patients before profits, the AMA entered a new “conspiracy of inaction”: the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF).
RJ Eskow: The “frenemies” argue that people don’t picture the Sanders/Jayapal plan when they tell pollsters they support Medicare for All.
Michael T. Hertz: The problem with having only one provider is that the system may become more and more bureaucratic. So what we need to do is set up a counter-measure that will fight bureaucracy.
Caitlin Hoff: Without thoroughly testing the entire demographic that will use a product, it’s difficult to guarantee its full safety and efficacy. Unfortunately, women especially, understand this truth from experience.
Michael T. Hertz: When I finally got around to reading Bernie’s 2017 legislation “Medicare for All” I discovered that he really didn’t mean “for all.”
Walter G. Moss: Despite sporadic attempts to roll back progressivism’s “countercalculas” of insuring public wellbeing by regulating capitalism, the need for such a check on capitalism has generally been recognized.
Michael T. Hertz: The real answer for those of us on Medicare who live overseas is to permit us to get treatment where we live. For me, in Mexico.
Michael T. Hertz: If you live outside the United States more or less permanently, you aren’t covered unless you have some way of getting back inside relatively easily.
Bill Blum: While judicial biases exist on all sides of the political spectrum, most judges understand they don’t have completely unfettered discretion in crafting their rulings.