Posts tagged ‘Health care’

December 14, 2009

Are these the folks you want determining your health care?

by thoughtfulconservative

The federal government’s latest extension of unemployment benefits passed in early November, but jobless people in Wisconsin have yet to see the money.

State officials said Friday the delay was because of computer programming requirements that come with federal funds. They expect the first checks to be mailed Wednesday.

via State’s computers hold up extension of jobless benefits – JSOnline.

September 16, 2009

Health care reform version ??

by thoughtfulconservative

The Senate Finance Committee rolled out their version their version of health care reform. The plan was released as a detailed 223 page summary (Only in government would we think of 223 pages as a “summary.”). This is the most moderate proposal to come from Congress thus far, intended to win Republican support. Early indication is that neither conservatives nor liberals are excited about the bill.

Here’s what caught my eye, found in the Times article:

The nonpartisan budget office also concluded that the bill would leave 25 million people uninsured in 2019; about one-third of them would be illegal immigrants. By contrast, a House version of the legislation would leave 17 million uninsured, the budget office has said. Currently, at least 46 million people are uninsured.

So after all this reform, the goal of which was to insure every American has coverage, we only reduce the uninsured by half to two-thirds.


So none of the versions are going to achieve their goal of insuring every one, the main reason we started down this road in the first place. And it’s going to take over 1,000 pages of legislation to not meet the goal.

Legislators. You gotta love them.

[Cross-posted at Fairly Conservative]

December 5, 2008

Health Care

by thoughtfulconservative

Why is it the more I deal with my employer’s heath care network administrators, the better single-payer coverage looks?

October 22, 2008

I wondered what happened to that

by thoughtfulconservative

Wiggy explains

Remember “Healthy Wisconsin?” Even Democrat Ruth Page Jones in the 97th Assembly district is not campaigning on it. In their latest newsletter, Wisconsin Club for Growth tries to explain what happened to Healthy Wisconsin.

You can find that here.

February 14, 2008

Fact checking Obama and Clinton ads

by thoughtfulconservative

If you haven’t seen them yet here in Wisconsin, you most likely soon will. takes a look at them.

# Obama is being misleading when he says his proposal would “cover everyone.” It would make coverage available to all, but experts we consulted estimate that 15 million to 26 million wouldn’t take it up unless required to do so.

# Clinton stretches things a bit, too. Even her plan – which, unlike Obama’s, includes a mandate for individuals to get insurance – would leave out a million people or perhaps more, depending on how severe the penalties would be for those who don’t comply. She won’t say how her mandate would be enforced, but has said that she was open to the possibility of garnishing wages.

# Experts also are skeptical of both candidates’ claims that their plans will reduce the cost of insurance for the typical family by $2,000 or more. ” I know zero credible evidence to support that conclusion,” says M.I.T’s Jonathan Gruber.

January 29, 2008

A Waukesha Carnival 01-29-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

I apologize for not posting over the weekend. Just wiped out from work, I guess.

Anyway, following are those posts in the Waukesha County portion of the Cheddarsphere that I found most interesting. They appear in no particular order.

Mayor Nelson posted his memo that he usually posts before a Common Council meeting.

James Wigderson had some advice on picking the new school superintendent.

The Asian Badger posted his thoughts about a piece that was printed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last Sunday concerning the business climate in Milwaukee.

Jessica McBride wants folks to stop “disrespecting social conservatives” not that many folks will listen, but I agree.

Troy Fullerton ponders whether a conservative of conscience could vote for John McCain. I say yes, since McCain’s conservative rating matches closely with Fred Thompson’s rating among other well-known conservatives.

Kyle Prast at Practically Speaking tells about the trials of going green.

Scott Feldstein asks, “If there were a magic button which would make it so that no sexually active couple ever became pregnant unless they explicitly wanted to, would you push it?” As he says, as a group, pro-lifers would say no, but I’m one of those who would say yes.

If you haven’t followed the Kevin Fischer brouhaha, you’ve missed a doosie. Cindy Kilkenny, now blogging at Fairly Conservative, was involved and even James Wigderson got pulled into it. Be ready to do some reading and clicking if you hope to follow this.[ed. – For those surfing over here, please note, I have no horse in this race. Some of the posts and comments have been removed and I have not followed it from the beginning, nor do I particularly want to. My interest is the amount of bandwidth that has been expended in this endeavor.]

Yorick’s Persiflage reports on a health care forum held at Carroll College.

Jeff, whose posts at Five Points Blog are usually found here, has another blog, Eat Wisconsin, which is going under some reconstruction. Keep your eye on it.

Spring City Chronicle proposes something called the Larry Nelson Memorial Auditorium. I just give his warning,

This post advocates public spending on what some might call a grand scale. This may cause my more sensitive conservative and libertarian readers to suffer the vapors or have a conniption.

Ya gotta love it when anyone uses the word conniption.

Finally, Lisa at Sequentially Speaking has a list of the Marvel comic books that have “Lost” easter eggs in them.

That’s all there is this week. If you have some you’d like to suggest for this week or next week, let me know, either in the comments or e-mail to thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com .