This book is not for the fainthearted. Certain characters openly demean the dignity of African-Americans. Evil is put on full display. But that is exactly the point, and it’s what the Biloxi school board fails to grasp.
Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation.
States without certificate of need laws have lower costs, better outcomes and more access to health care. It’s time to subject our CON laws and the Green Mountain Care Board to a certificate of need process. I think we’ll find we don’t need either of them.
As Congress works on tax reform, it is worth noting how politicians and interest groups use the code for their benefit often at the expense of others.
Certificate of need resource allocations by government bureaucrats can’t replace private decisions by health care entrepreneurs, nor can they lead to better outcomes and less costly delivery of services to consumers.
Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is.
Rather than scheming to eliminate Vermont’s tuitioning system, the Legislature ought to be working to expand it to all Vermont children. Perhaps folks within the state college system will see the benefit of pushing this policy direction in the future.
One of the many reasons we need tax reform is that our current system encourages bad economic policy at the state level and subsidizes wealthy individuals.
That Copley is efficiently meeting a pretty clear “need,” providing superior service at lower price, is irrelevant to state regulators. What matters to GMCB is that Copley is taking in more revenue than expected, in violation of their bureaucratic spreadsheet.