• Closing up for the year

    For those of you who don’t live in Indiana, we got hit with a huge storm. The university was officially closed yesterday and today, preventing me from doing my usual duties. Since I go on vacation tomorrow, I thought I’d close up shop today. I don’t expect much will happen with respect to health care policy in 2012.

    So let me take a second to wish all of you a happy new year.

    On a personal note, I’m truly grateful to all of you in the TIE community. It’s hard to believe how much we’ve grown. We really appreciate your being here, and we look forward to an exciting 2013!


    • Hey, thanks for TIE. It’s certainly been an exciting time for health care, with the ACA barely surviving crisis (abysmal Democratic failure in MA) after crisis (Supreme Court) after crisis (election that was, despite Nate Silver, not a foregone conclusion at all given the amount of money and intensity of feelings). Which makes that you all have been able to say sensible things about health care at all all that more impressive. Kewl in the extreme, guys!

      But, being me, I will end the year by disagreeing with you.

      “we look forward to an exciting 2013!”

      Oh, god, no. I’m tired of excitement. I’d like a normal year in which issues are decided on boring facts and science and policies are decided based on rational, humane, consideration of what would be better for the country and its people.

      Whatever, keep warm, get rested, and, most of all, keep up the good work.

    • Just want to say thank you to you too! This is one of the, if not the, best blogs I read, and I want you to keep up the awesome work!