The Rationalist Papers (23): The healthcare plan

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Fixing health care is easy. All you have to do is make the care better, less expensive, and less of a hassle. That’s the Trump health-care plan in a nutshell. There’s only one problem. There is no plan. If you are a person of faith, you know that sometimes you must believe in things when … Continued

The Paul Ryan PowerPoint presentation about healthcare is excellent

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Republicans attempting to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act are taking a pummeling. Everyone from the American Medical Association and the AARP to the Tea Party Patriots have come down against it. House Speaker Paul Ryan took to PowerPoint to explain and defend the law, and his presentation technique was quite … Continued

Trying to rally the troops? Jargon is not the answer.

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If you were a mad scientist working on a formula for overblown, passive, jargon-ridden prose, you’d combine three powerful bullshitogenic ingredients: government, health care, and information technology. Today we’ll hear from someone who did just that, and revealed how a long immersion in bad writing can overwhelm even the most diligent workers. If you’re stuck in a world like this, I’ll … Continued