31. THE DEATH PANEL. Josh and Brandon wander completely off the reservation in this off-topic April 1 episode. Instead of dumping on Donovan McNabb or laughing at the Buffalo Bills, we assembled a panel of experts for a non-partisan discussion of the federal health care legislation signed by the President last week.
Ben Domenech is the managing editor for health care policy at The Heartland Institute, the editor of The New Ledger, where he hosts a weekly podcast called “Coffee and Markets.” Ben mentioned this piece for CBS News regarding possible opt-outs by the states during the discussion.
Jonathan Powell is an actuary, who formerly worked for CIGNA, a leading American health insurance company. He still works as an actuary in Washington, DC. He mentions this article from the New Yorker during the discussion.
Slothrop (“John”) is a former pre-med student and now a part-time adjunct teaching at public universities in
California Georgia. He is a prominent commenter here on KSK and other sites. He currently pays for health care out-of-pocket.
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