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The economics of Obamacare from the customer’s perspective

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments

– Robert Light Much ink and bits have been written about the economics of Obamacare from the taxpayer’s perspective – but little has been written about Obamacare from the perspective of a consumer. In the “real world”, before you create a product, you spend a lot of time understanding your customer – what will motivate […]

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Tags: Healthcare · Political · Taxation · Uncategorized

Other family’s priorities – at what point do they involve me?

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

– Robert Light I’m just going to say what I think a lot of people think…. The strange thing about discourse in today’s “healthcare debate” is that somehow a medical bill is ‘different’ in some way from any other kind of bill – that it’s somehow verboten that a medical bill should come in and […]

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Tags: Healthcare · Political · Taxation

We’re missing the point….

October 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

– Robert Light Please tell me where I’m going wrong: It seems that we’ve lost track of the central issue with respect to Obamacare… the question isn’t whether or not Obamacare can be made to work. The question is “SHOULD” it be made to work? The central question that seems to be conceded even by […]

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Tags: Healthcare

America is lazy?

November 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments

– Robert Light President Obama recently made the observation that America has become lazy in how America has competed in the world markets.  A lot of criticism has been thrown his way by his opponents for making this statement claiming that it shows disrespect for the American work ethic. Those who have read my views […]

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Tags: Healthcare · Hot Issues · Political · Taxation

The “free market” extends far beyond where you buy your socks

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

– Robert Light Most people think of “free markets” as the unfettered flow of goods and services from producers to consumers…. yes, free markets allow you to purchase your socks from whomever you wish, yes it allows the manufacturer to purchase their materials from whomever it wishes – these are all attributes of “free markets”. […]

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Tags: Healthcare · Political · Taxation

Stephan Lerner – SEIU

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

– Robert Light Stephan Lerner, an upper level SEIU official had some radical things to say about how to solve our nation’s woes: “We have an entire economy that is built on debt and banks so the question would be what would happen if we organized homeowners en-mass to do a mortgage strike if we […]

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Tags: Healthcare · Political · Taxation · Uncategorized

Health Insurance – Why do costs increase?

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

– Robert Light I’m going to purposely make some drastic simplifications – but in the simplification, we may actually be able to view “the truth”.  In order to understand “cost” we have to understand what we mean by “productivity”. A workable definition of “PRODUCTIVITY” is a measure of how efficient you are at converting people’s […]

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