Posts Tagged ‘Health Care’

Monday Medley

What we read while somehow getting the six seed in the AFC…

 

Monday Medley

What we read while not searching for sugarman . . . 

Monday Medley

What we read while Katie Holmes left Tom for Pacey…

Monday Medley

What we read while Mega Millions disproved rational choice theory…

Monday Medley

What we read while frantically revising our brackets…

Monday Medley

What we read while looking for a more suitable sponsor…

  • We almost always recommend something from it, but consider reading this week’s NY Times Magazine cover to cover: It’s the 9th Annual Year in Ideas Issue and it features an interview with eminent University of Chicago Philosopher Martha Nussbaum.
  • When we read Russian lit–and you know we do–we do our best to procure the translation by the husband and wife team of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Millions recently did an interview with the pair about their methods, philosophies, and future projects.

The Stupid Stupak Amendment

Hey, did you guys know there was a health care bill being considered?

Here at NPI, we’ve only touched on this issue in passing. We don’t want to pretend we know more than we do about something as important as this.

With that said, there seems to be an underlying hypocrisy in the recent discussion of the Stupak Amendment. This amendment was added onto the version of the bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month, and it essentially prevents any federally funded or subsidized health insurance plan from covering abortions. This amendment was important in getting 64 of the more moderate Democrats in the House to vote for the bill. On the other hand, many others view the Stupak Amendment as catastrophic, and some Democratic Senators are hoping to have the amendment stripped. Continue reading