Via Don McCann, M.D., at PHNP. First, he quotes a study from the California Health Foundation:
The California Exchange
1. Provide an easy to navigate single point of entry where people could go to choose among several health plans.
2. Reduce the cost of coverage, using three primary mechanisms:Read below the fold...
* Reduce administrative costs by achieving economies of scale
* Command lower prices
* Foster market competition
Too bad it's wingers doing telling the truth, for once. What an ugly mess this could turn into, to be sure.
The Dems have managed to put squarely themselves on the side of Goldman Sachs and the Fed -- sorry for the redundancy, that's true also -- and haven't managed to build any kind of policy bulwark for people whose homes, jobs, livelihoods, and lives the banksters destroyed while doing whatever it is they do for the big fat slabs of taxpayer money they're cutting for themselves as bonuses. Read below the fold...
Warren Buffet a looter and weasel? I'm shocked. (Though he did own Moody's...) Reuters:
Today, Buffett remains famous for investing The Right Way. He even has a television cartoon in the works, which will groom the next generation of acolytes.
But it turns out much of the story is fiction. A good chunk of his fortune is dependent on taxpayer largess. Were it not for government [that would be your money, not his] bailouts, for which Buffett lobbied hard, many of his company’s stock holdings would have been wiped out.Read below the fold...
Fed, having presided over the looting of two trillion dollars with no accountability and no transparency, to "regulate"
OK, headline a little exaggerated, but since I've never managed to be cynical enough, it's probably warranted. Let's connect two data points.
Sergey Aleynikov, [start here] the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer charged last month with stealing sophisticated trading software, is in talks with prosecutors to resolve the case, according to court papers. ...Read below the fold...