Sunday, April 28, 2013
No, it's not a new offering from the Carnegie Deli.
Mark's latest NRO article, covering the twin topics of the Boston bombings and the Kermit Gosnell case.
And two pieces in the May 6 National Review, one an essay on Michael Bloomberg and the other, Steyn's (very funny) biweekly Happy Warrior column on the Canadian Museum For Human Rights - a new institution which has various ethnic groups vying for space in what has become a showcase of dueling genocides. (Sorry, no links).
All good stuff.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kevin Williamson (NRO) examines the District of Columbia's Obamacare regulators decision to designate smoking "a pre-existing condition".
Obamacare is designed to destroy the insurance market. Markets do not function without prices, and Obamacare ensures that prices will not be allowed to emerge. There is a medical price associated with smoking, but the District of Columbia has decided to suppress that price by law. Pretending that smoking has no relationship with health-care costs does not make it so - it is only a way to push costs around in a way that is agreeable to the likes of Barack Obama, converting a system that prices risk into a system of entitlements.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Leftists interested in learning of conservative alternatives to Obamacare (I know there must be one or two of you out there) should read the following NRO article written by Ramesh Ponnuru and Yuval Levin.
For more detailed discussions, follow the authors' embedded links. Particularly edifying is this piece on how to cover pre-existing conditions.