Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

A Job Boon For Weasels

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The recently enacted health care legislation is already having a positive derivative effect on our economy. It is creating a full employment environment for a specialized employee of the health insurance industry- the insurance weasel. (more…)

For Profit Health Care

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

I have written in this space on numerous occasions about the challenge that employers face in providing affordable health care to their employees. Having been responsible for such programs as a former executive in a Fortune 500 company, I can assure you that employers do not embrace their role as providers of such programs. This is especially true in an era of global competition where the annual double digit growth in health care costs is not only the fastest growing cost for companies, but is a distinct  disadvantage when competing with countries whose costs are lower. That means every other country on the planet. (more…)

Obama’s Waterloo

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The first time I heard it, I didn’t believe it. South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint expressing his hopes of defeating President Obama’s health care initiative was quoted as saying “If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” Now there is no shortage of ridiculous soundbites coming out of Washington, but DeMint’s comment makes Joe Biden sound as thoughtful as Stephen Hawking. (more…)