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On oil, death and taxes

“A significant portion of Louisiana’s political class has manned the barricades for the oil industry, and if successful their actions will blow a hole in the state budget that will probably have to be filled by cuts to higher education and sales tax hikes and will nudge our state closer to bankruptcy.”

COVID-19 and Medicare for All

“As we have seen with our patients, commercial health insurance is a defective product, like an umbrella that melts in the rain. With skyrocketing premiums, copays, and deductibles, even insured patients are forced to choose between paying for rent and food or the bills for supposedly ‘covered’ procedures.”

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