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Increased Health Insurance Competition Doesn’t Do What You Think It Does

As a principled pragmatic, I often reject the ‘Right vs. Left’ or ‘Tyranny vs. Freedom’ debates that political parties and moneyed interests frame for us. I find that our best solutions are usually arrived at when we as a country focus and build upon those common-ground areas where we agree.  So you’d think I’d be…

Pick ‘Em Bleg

I went to check Yahoo! ™ to see who won our little competition, but it seems that they have already euthanized the bracket groups. Anyone know who the winner was? (I apologize for not paying closer attention to this. I have been massively overtaken by events lately.)

Competition in the healthcare industry

John Hood, writing at The Corner, grumbles about the shuttering of Principal Financial’s health insurance division. This is understandable since Principal Financial provides Mr. Hood with his own insurance. Here’s the New York Times: At the Principal Financial Group, the company’s decision reflected its assessment of its ability to compete in the environment created by…