Category Archives: Politics

US and World politics and policy

Senator Patty Murray responds

Finally got a lame formula reply from Senator Patty Murray‘s office. But nothing about public option or single payer health care, just a bunch of safe positions, nothing that would stir a controversy. Here is the response, you decide. Dear Peter: Thank you for writing me to share your thoughts on health care reform. It […]

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My members of congress suck!

I sent them some email about 2 weeks ago about some solutions for the health care debate. No form letter response, no acknowledgment of my mail, but I got added to one of my senators mailing lists. I know they get lots of letters from special interest groups, lobbyists, and astroturfers. But that’s why you […]

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Healthcare Policy Thoughts

While the congress debates health care policy, I began thinking about the 47 million uninsured as a group of people as members of a huge pool of insured. Canada has only 33 million people in a government run plan. In an insurance run(not a government run) plan with 47 million members, premiums should be much […]

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