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June 15, 2009

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Great points. It will be interesting to see what comes about.

Forgive me for being a conspiracy theory nut because I am not one, but I have an idea about how health care might be paid for but I confess it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The Obama administration is insistent on prevention, instead of treatment. That's the right focus, but it might mean sin taxes on everything from soft drinks, to fatty burgers, to everything in between. Proponents could argue that these taxes are Pigovian. Given that these demand curves are no doubt highly inelastic (people are addicted), it might just hurt people who pay for it without actually accomplishing Pigovian solutions.

This seems to be the direction the debate is going on. Witness the public support for the FDA becoming a regulator of cigarettes. Can this soda tax to pay for health care really be that far off? http://american.com/archive/2009/june/a-fat-tax-that2019s-hard-to-swallow


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I am torn about the upcoming battle over healthcare reform. Whatever the bill pays for, I am likely to distrust its impact on market incentives, but how it pays may turn me into a full-throated Obamaite

the epidemic of breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries, where the disease is now the leading cause of cancer-related death among adult women. American Cancer Society

Has there been any updates on this?? What happened?

In 2009, the overhaul of the health care system in the United States was approved and the Senate passed an $871 billion bill. This was a major step towards health care reform and the stage was now set.

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As baby boomers retire, higher federal spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid may boost Millennials' taxes and squeeze other government programs. It will be harder to start and raise families.

According to government classifications of Industry, which are mostly based on the United Nations system, the International Standard Industrial Classification, health care generally consists of hospital activities, medical and dental practice activities, and other human health activities. The last class consists of all activities for human health not performed by hospitals or by medical doctors or dentists.

The battle of ideas is not won or lost in Congress, or even in elections, but in the long assessment of history. Just ask Qeng Ho.

The battle of ideas is not won or lost in Congress, or even in elections, but in the long assessment of history. Just ask Qeng Ho

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