Tag: Washington Post

The Huge Healthcare Subsidy Hiding in Plain Sight

EDWARD D. KLEINBARD, professor of law, USC Gould School of Law.

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Post on Oct. 15.

The political right has paralyzed government over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, on the grounds that the ACA represents an unacceptable government intrusion into what today is the province of private markets. But the premise is fundamentally untrue.

Government’s hand has long shaped and subsidized health-care markets, for example, in Medicare and Medicaid (which dominate how medical care is organized and delivered in America, even for care that falls outside their reach), or the requirement that hospitals treat urgent care needs of indigents.

Grading the Media on Religion Coverage

DIANE WINSTON, Knight chair media & religion, USC Annenberg, and JOHN GREEN, Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Akron University.

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Post.

A visiting Martian might be forgiven for thinking that Americans care more about the religion of prospective presidential candidates than they do about the economy, the environment, health care, or even space travel. And, according to a recent poll, a growing number of Americans would likely agree. Last week a Pew Research Center survey reported that almost two-fifths of the public says the candidates talk too much about their faith.

How to Make Remedial English a Success

WILLIAM G. TIERNEY, professor of higher education and director of the Center of Higher Education Policy Analysis, and STEFANI RELLES, former community college instructor: “Every summer for the past decade, we have conducted a writing program for college-bound, low-income minority…