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Nobody Can Say That People Didn’t See This Coming
Note the date of this PowerLine post — just under two years ago.
And last summer I commented on Kim’s ambitions as expressed in his Leading Voices speech.
The only reform that President Kim proposed that has not been previously commented upon at length in the popular press was his belief that a Presidential-level initiative is needed to reform the delivery of health care. Terming Obamacare “just fantastic,” Kim called for a “major effort” by the federal government to tame health care expenditures. He said the nation needed something along the lines of JFK’s call for a national effort to put a man on the moon, or George Bush’s challenge to provide AIDS drugs to 2,000,000 Africans within a short period of time.
Kim stated that he had personally talked to “a great number of Senators, both Democrat and Republican” about this issue. He observed that they all were surprised that the federal government did not already have a national institute — something similar to the NIH — that is devoted to studying health care delivery. I expect that President Kim has spent a considerable amount of time with our elected representatives making the case for this idea. However, in his speech yesterday, he did not say whether, in his conversations with Senators, he had put forward the name of an individual who might energetically lead such a well funded government body. Anyone? Anyone? [Emphasis added]
Jim Kim played us during his one night stand in Hanover. We should all feel used.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…