Two Policy Proposals as Examples for Improving Economic Justice

Two Policy Proposals as Examples for Improving Economic Justice

This article is from the chapter “Finding a Path to Economic Justice,” in Destiny: Our Global Community by Robert L. McCan What should we do to reverse the momentum of increasing income inequality so that we can fulfill our nation’s promise of liberty and justice for all?  We offer two examples of how we can revise our…

Liberty and Justice for All

Liberty and Justice for All

This article is from the chapter “Finding a Path to Economic Justice,” in Destiny: Our Global Community by Robert L. McCan Some entrepreneurs in America who became billionaires through free market capitalism use their wealth to achieve great social good by investing in projects or causes that help others.  However, more often huge concentrations of money are…

Income Inequality is Increasing in the United States

Income Inequality is Increasing in the United States

This article is from the chapter “Finding a Path to Economic Justice,” in Destiny: Our Global Community by Robert L. McCan In 2016, the Congressional Research Report found that income inequality has been increasing steadily since 1970.  In fact, between 2000 and 2015, incomes went down for the bottom 60% of the work force, while…

Medicaid in Virginia

Medicaid in Virginia

The struggle continues in the Virginia legislature over whether the state should participate in that section of the Affordable Care Act that provides expanded health insurance coverage for the poor and working poor.  My purpose is to set the controversy in the context of the law passed by Congress in March, 2010, then bring the…

Health Justice for Women

Health Justice for Women

It comes as a surprise to many innocent folks to learn that a great injustice has been perpetuated toward women in regard to health care. How? Most of the scientific studies regarding health issues have been conducted on men. The scientific community has either not known or has not cared that women respond differently to…

Curbing the Growth of Health Insurance Premiums

Curbing the Growth of Health Insurance Premiums

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to curb the growth of health insurance premiums in part by controlling the avarice of health insurance companies. For much too long the health insurance companies were free to charge whatever the market would bear for their policies. The typical profit margin was based on recovering their costs plus…

The Supreme Court and the Health Insurance Mandate

The Supreme Court and the Health Insurance Mandate

Mary Brown was a small business owner who didn’t want government telling her to buy health insurance. She is the woman who filed the original lawsuit asserting her right to abstain. But, interestingly, Mary Brown is no longer the plaintiff before the Supreme Court. What happened? The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) dropped her…