Why isn’t public health more important to us?

Sam Smith - In recent days I've been reflecting on how poorly I was prepared for the current crisis by my presumed academic, economic,  political and spiritual leaders. For example, I can't remember the possibility of a public health disaster being mentioned by any of my professors at Harvard and when I searched our own … Continue reading Why isn’t public health more important to us?

Obamacare: the good, the bad, the unpredictable & the dangerously unknown

Sam Smith, 2012 - If you're having a hard time figuring out what the real status of Obamacare is, don't feel badly What you are seeing in the current news coverage and debate is another reflection of of the dysfunctional state of our leadership class, a dysfunction driven in no small part by the fact … Continue reading Obamacare: the good, the bad, the unpredictable & the dangerously unknown

Morning Line: The arrogance of hope

Sam SmithBefore liberals rant anymore about Judge Vinson's decision on the healthcare bill, they should read this footnote: “I note that in 2008, then-Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was at that time strongly opposed to the idea, stating that ‘if a mandate was … Continue reading Morning Line: The arrogance of hope