Myth Busting the Fears of Social Security and Medicare Insolvency

On April 1, 2015 I'm presenting at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B sixth annual Judith J. Wahlberg Lecture.  I'll be taking another whack at these zombie ideas that Social Security and/or Medicare are unsustainable, that they're going BANKRUPT, and that we must cut benefits now to prevent cutting benefits later.  As you can tell, … Continue reading Myth Busting the Fears of Social Security and Medicare Insolvency

Healthcare Comes to America – The ACA Is Working

Last night was the cutoff for signing up for health insurance on the new Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") healthcare exchanges.  Despite a very rocky start and despite an incredible blitz of lies and propaganda against it by opponents, the program has met its first year target. Charles Gaba at ACASignups tracks the numbers so we … Continue reading Healthcare Comes to America – The ACA Is Working

Doctors Vote With Their Feet and Move to Canada

Opponents of universal healthcare tell a lot of tall tales.  In particular, one common tale we were told in the debates about whether the US could provide near-universal healthcare insurance coverage (the so-called Obamacare) was that "socialized" medicine doesn't work. In fact, an oft-repeated tale is that the Canadian socialized insurance system is supposedly so … Continue reading Doctors Vote With Their Feet and Move to Canada