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cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Political Dynasties

U.S., Politics, People Making A Difference, Economy

Dynasties seem all the rage these days.  Hillary and Jeb are banking on their belief that dynasties haven’t fallen on hard times.   Mark Belling hit on this yesterday and made the point that both campaigns use only the first name of each candidate.  We see Hillary and we see Jeb.  We don’t see Clinton and we don’t see Bush.

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The Alphabet Soup of Healthcare...

Healthcare, People Making A Difference, Politics, Quality of Life, U.S.

The world of health care delivery has evolved rapidly.  For the most part that is a good thing.  The announcement today of Target and CVS making a deal for CVS to take over operation of the current Target-branded pharmacies is yet another step in that evolution.  The retail pharmacy has become, in more and more cases, a walk-in clinic and underlying both is the vaunted pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) that dispenses or influences the delivery of drugs through mail operations and retail facility networks to many millions of people.

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94 Sq. Mi. Surrounded By Reality...

Wisconsin, Politics, Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

There is an old bromide about our capitol city, Madison, WI being 94 Sq. Mi. surrounded by reality.  There is a reason for that old saw to continue to be thought about.  It is the seat of our Capitol, and it is the home of the University of Wisconsin system.

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When Will It End?

Wisconsin, Politics, People Making A Difference

Hardly a week passes without some further mention of the discombobulated Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Marquette Law School’s Dean Joseph Kearney delivered a talk last evening to those attending a meeting of the Western District of the Wisconsin Bar Association which included Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, the only member of the state Supreme Court who was in attendance.

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Care For Another Helping of Crow?

Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

Given the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might disrupt the flow of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) depending upon how it rules in the next couple of weeks, Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson(R) has been working to put together a bipartisan bill that would solve the problem of premium subsidies while extracting some give-backs from President Obama.

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