House of Representatives

Health Reform: A Prisoner’s Dilemma

Just about anyone who has ever taken an economics course has probably heard of a game theory exercise known as “Prisoner’s Dilemma.” It’s worth thinking about as we look at the agonizing decision that wavering House members are about to make on health care reform–which may well be the most treacherous vote that many of them will have to …

Republican Party

And We’re Off…

The House has just started debate on the rule on the health care bill. Thus far Rep. Tom Price, a George Republican, has objected to every speaker – mostly women Democratic representatives talking about women’s health care issues (note to GOP: the optics of Price bullying and yelling over these women ain’t great). If it’s gonna …

In the Arena In the Arena

Bargaining Chip

Drudge is going purple-apoplectic about the looming Nationalization or perhaps Government Takeover of health care and all the–red alarm bell here–taxes and–another alarm bell–public options that will surely destroy free enterprise–no, freedom itself!–as we know it…in other words, he and his Republican friends are rabid crazy …