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The Pros of Obamacare

The Pros of Obamacare One of the major pieces of legislation to affect the US health care system is the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama. Despite attempts by previous administrations, none was successful in achieving significant reform of the health care system. However, the ... Read Full Article ›


Lame-duck Barney Frank joins effort to repeal Obamacare ‘death panels’

The Daily Caller Matthew Boyle Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced on Tuesday his support for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a significant portion of President Obama’s health care overhaul. Frank, who announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his current term in office, became the 12th Democrat, and the 212th member of the ... Read Full Article ›


The Cons of Obamacare – Government Run Health Care

Obamacare is the common term for the massive health care industry law proposed by President Obama that was recently passed. The law is an extremely polarizing issue, with its supporters and detractors seemingly equally passionate. What cannot be denied is the fact that the law does have several very serious potential problems. *Government Rationing. Under Obamacare, choosing the ideal treatment ... Read Full Article ›


Why is Obamacare Such A Failure? – One Word: Insurance

When 27 states file suit against ObamaCare what does that really say? The Courts and the pundits seem to be focused on the citizen being forced to buy healthcare, but is that really the problem? Do you recall the reason (wink wink) that the Liberal Democrats passed ObamaCare? There were 30 million people without healthcare. The odds are that there ... Read Full Article ›


In Michigan, Obamacare is Already a Job-Killer

While the White House continues its rhetoric on job creation, the job-killing effects of Obamacare are already taking effect. One provision of the law, its tax on medical device manufacturers, is already having a detrimental impact on a Michigan-based manufacturer. Stryker Corporation has announced that it will cut approximately 5 percent of its workforce by 2013 due to the tax. ... Read Full Article ›


Supreme Court Judge Fails To Grasp Obamacare

Shortly before the Supreme Court agreed to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., Circuit affirmed, 2-1, its constitutionality. Writing for the majority, Judge Laurence Silberman, a Reagan appointee, brusquely acknowledged that upholding the mandate means there is no limit to Congress’ powers under the Commerce Clause. Fortunately, Silberman’s stark assertion ... Read Full Article ›


Another ObamaCare Health Insurance Glitch

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 16, 2011 Congress made a legal mistake while rushing through the health law. Now it’s come back to haunt the administration. JONATHAN H. ADLER AND MICHAEL F. CANNON Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over. That’s because the law has a major glitch that threatens its basic ... Read Full Article ›


Surprise, Surprise: Yet Another Part of Obamacare Increases Health Premiums and Kills Jobs

The Heritage Foundation Surprise, Surprise: Yet Another Part of Obamacare Increases Premiums and Kills Jobs Kathryn Nix Even without Obamacare, the United States faces rising health care costs and an economy struggling to recover from the recent downturn. Despite its supporters’ promises, the health care law does not solve these problems. A study released today by the National Federation of ... Read Full Article ›


Supremes About to Decide Which Obamacare Cases Make the Cut

The American Spectator Supremes About to Decide Which Obamacare Cases Make the Cut Justices scheduled to discuss five separate ACA petitions on Thursday. David Catron 11.9.11 When the U.S. Supreme Court is in session, Friday afternoons are typically reserved for an exclusive conclave in which the justices discuss petitions from various litigants who hope the Court will condescend to review ... Read Full Article ›


ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 9, 2011 ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law Even if it were to survive the high court’s judgment, the individual mandate would never work as the law’s drafters intended. GRACE-MARIE TURNER The Supreme Court is expected to meet Thursday to discuss whether to hear challenges to last year’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—particularly concerning the constitutionality ... Read Full Article ›


College Lending Hidden in Obamacare

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 8, 2011 Student Body Left The President wants everyone in college on Uncle Sam’s dime. As the default rate rises on federally backed student loans, President Obama has responded with a plan to make education lending even more expensive for taxpayers. That’s hard to do, but he’s determined. In his first student-lending reform, which was rushed ... Read Full Article ›


Obamacare Billions In Hidden Pork for Unions

Investor’s Business Daily Health Reform: How do you funnel billions of dollars to your union pals at a time when the government is running record deficits? Easy, you just tuck the money into ObamaCare. According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the federal government has so far handed out $2.7 billion out of a $5 billion program squirreled away ... Read Full Article ›


Obama Health Care Law has Unexpected Beneficiaries

Yahoo News RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s health care law created a $5 billion fund to shore up coverage for early retirees, and some of that money is flowing to places you might not expect. Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 recipients of the federal subsidy despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s opposition ... Read Full Article ›


GOP Wastes Obamacare Opportunity

National Review Michael Tanner November 2, 2011 GOP Wastes Obamacare Opportunity They should be gaining politically from attacking bad policies. GOPers aren’t giving repeal their all. A new poll released last week shows that support for Obamacare has reached an all-time low. According to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which has traditionally found more support for the health-care ... Read Full Article ›


Critical Cancer Drugs are in Short Supply Thanks to Price Controls

Wall Street Journal The Bush-Obama Rx Shortages Critical cancer drugs are in short supply thanks to price controls. This week President Obama finally confronted a major U.S. health-care disgrace—the growing shortages of lifesaving drugs, especially anticancer therapies. For some reason the White House lumped its executive order with its “we can’t wait” campaign against House Republicans, but the pity is ... Read Full Article ›


Cooking the Books on Grandma’s Health Care

Wall Street Journal NOVEMBER 1, 2011 Medicare patients who get less care have a higher risk of dying. Don’t believe the hype that implies otherwise. BETSY MCCAUGHEY The British medical journal Lancet reported last month that 32% of elderly American patients undergo surgery in the year before they die, a statistic culled from Medicare data. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. ... Read Full Article ›