Notre Dame, other groups file new lawsuits against contraception rule

Quite the contentious issue.  And one worthy I think of the discussion.  The key point, well stated I might add by Rev John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president ,

If one presidential administration can override our religious purpose and use religious organizations to advance policies that undercut our values, then surely another administration will do the same for another very different set of policies, each time invoking some concept of popular will or the public good, with the result these religious organizations become mere tools for the exercise of government power, morally subservient to the state, and not free from its infringements.

But there is one problem I see Continue reading “Notre Dame, other groups file new lawsuits against contraception rule”

Healthcare Reform–Reflections

The thing I don’t get about health-care reform is, how are we going to balance the right to receive, with an incentive to perform.  The more I think about, we should lose the perspective of right and wrong solutions, and focus on balancing conflicting forces.

As the government takes profit out of specializing in medical services (in the media they say control costs, reduce fraud, and other creative terms), they will drive people willing to provide medical services out of the business.   And without people innovating: creating new machines, discovering new drugs, or perfecting treatments, for example, the quality of health care will lower.

Yet, the society must Continue reading “Healthcare Reform–Reflections”

A Framework for Health Care Reform

Healthcare in the US is in turmoil, not because some disease or threat to the well being of the society is out of control, but because the economic models for delivering the health care services is out of line. More and more Americans are having their wealth expectations thrown out of perspective because they cannot adequately estimate, finance or provide for the healthcare services they desire. There are many reasons for this, yet the political proposals to address these problems all seem far too simplistic.

President Bush appears to believe supply and demand will reign in control of spiraling cost and bring access to quality healthcare to the mass of society. For many situations, this is just ridiculous. When President Bush said in the State of the Union address that medical professionals and patients make the best decisions, I almost threw up. Continue reading “A Framework for Health Care Reform”