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As I wrote in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette earlier this week, there is something fundamentally undemocratic about the way that Senate Republicans are handling their effort to amend/approve the House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Opinion: A 'Richer' Appreciation Of The AHCA

May 17, 2017
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There have been a number of people and groups who have been critical of the American Health Care Act. And I’m here to set the record straight. Unlike so many of you, I couldn’t be prouder of my representative, Jim Banks, for sticking to his guns and ignoring reams of empirical evidence, the will of the voters in his district, and the overwhelming concerns expressed by insurers, physicians, and hospitals. There are so many unfounded criticisms of the AHCA that I don’t have time to address them all, but here are a few.

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Problem with Medicare

Mar 15, 2017
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Several months ago I wrote that Paul Ryan, in his arguments against Obamacare, was showing his hand that he also wants to do away with Medicare. In the last week, he was trying to defend his recent health care proposal, which I’ll call Republicare, and provided more evidence for this view.

Abraham Schwab

One of the things that separates professionals, like doctors and lawyers, from other occupations is the additional responsibilities they take on. The nature of these responsibilities depends upon the profession and the particular professional’s role within the profession, but they all fall under the general category of working in the best interest of their client or patient.

Opinion: Repeal or Reform?

Jan 25, 2017
Abraham Schwab

I can remember watching as the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) was passed. I was watching on our small kitchen TV in Brooklyn. I remember watching the numbers of votes for and against rise higher and higher until in the end, the law passed.

Since that time, I have given more talks than I can count about Obamacare, what it is, and what it isn't. The misconceptions and misunderstandings about Obamacare continue to this day. 

Abraham Schwab

Like many people, I’m looking forward to the end of 2016. I’m not typically one to put much stock into the relatively arbitrary distinction between one calendar year and the next, but I’ve gotten a bit desperate for the iconic figures in my life to stop dying.

Opinion: A Sucker is Born Every Minute

Nov 22, 2016
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Paul Ryan has repeatedly criticized Obamacare because it has “an architecture, a foundation, that's just not workable” and that “it’s borne on such a fundamentally flawed premise.” Ryan has repeated these claims o

Opinion: The Ethics of Accountability at IPFW

Nov 4, 2016
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Jeff Gruettert is one of my favorite students from my time at IPFW. He’s good-natured, curious, smart, and hard-working. He minored in Professional and Applied Ethics, and as part of the course work, interned at 3BG—a small business in downtown Fort Wayne. Since graduation, he has worked at 3BG as Operations Manager and was even given company equity, which is rare in the small business community.

Opinion: A Theocratic View of Abortion

Oct 19, 2016
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During the Vice Presidential Debate, Mike Pence was asked to give an example of a time when his religious beliefs and his responsibilities as a public servant had come into conflict. He articulated no such example. As I’ve written elsewhere, this demonstrates a general lack of respect for all faiths, moralities, and perspectives other than his own.

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I’ve never really gotten into gossip publications or TV shows. I can kind of understand the appeal—the desire to live vicariously through the rumored celebrations and, perhaps more so, the rumored failures of celebrities. Similarly, I don’t really care to see the medical records of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Maybe if I could understand the reasoning behind seeing them, I’d have a different view.

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