The Federal government comes out whole from overpaying for some health care costs but comes out ahead by having foreign consumers of health care purchasing $400 billion of products they otherwise would not buy. As an aside, the value of defense spending is even a greater benefit from NATO participation.
The best place for Roe v Wade to end up is to have it put back to where it belongs under the Constitution, which is with the States, where it was!
“Police power” is the term of art given to a state having inherent government power over general welfare – to legislate, administer and adjudicate — to reasonably exercise control over persons and property in instances where the state has a substantial interest in health, safety, security, morals and welfare. The Constitution of the United States … Continue reading Layers of Public Health Laws lead to no Public Health Conclusions
Throughout this essay, references to school children’s ages are for pre-kindergarten through 6th grade (ages approximately 3 through 12). The reason for this age group separation rests with the following. Online learning media for children in pre-kindergarten through about 2ndgrade produces little “learning” because such young children have short attention spans. On the other side of the coin; online … Continue reading Reopening Public Schools’ Classrooms This Fall
Introduction: “Essential workers who continue to go to work while the virus is actively spreading in the population risk exposing themselves and their families to the virus. This reality has led to various proposals to provide these essential workers with “hazard pay”, as recently called for by Senator Mitt Romney, among others. The goal of this memo … Continue reading Essential Workers Exposed to Virus at the Job Location
Initially the epidemic got out of control in America from a series of missteps in the federal agencies responsible for efficiently controlling infectious diseases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was tasked with creating a diagnostic test for the disease, and thereafter the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to certify the CDC test and … Continue reading Explaining How an Epidemic Became a Catastrophe in America
I have been unable to assess what various governments are doing in the United States, so I created some findings about what China is doing to compare results with the United States. Following are the most important conventions for halting infectious diseases. I hoped to find all of them in my information searches for US policy. 1..Stop … Continue reading What a National Public-Health Response to Covid-19 Would look like
You may wonder what the Constitution has to do with eradicating Covid-19. The answer is our resources are contained in two separate governments, each unable to either be in charge or to follow. Looking from top down here is how it appears. The federal government has extensive resources for dealing with public health issues, but at a … Continue reading Working Around the Constitution to Solve the Covid-19 Crisis
I have been unable to assess what various governments are doing in the United States, so I created some findings about what China is doing to compare results with the United States. Following are the most important conventions for halting infectious diseases. I hoped to find all of them in my information searches for US activities. 1. … Continue reading Gaining Public Trust for Success against Covid-19
Freedom is applicable only to persons. Many of us – me included — believe every person has a natural right to freedom. That right means the ability to do whatever you wish, without interference from other persons or the government, so long as it does not infringe any of the natural rights of others. Liberty refers to a … Continue reading Freedom, Liberty, Covid-19 and the Constitution