Category: Health care reform

With the booming economy, Dems had to find another way to scare the bejabbers out of voters

And they found it: Dire warnings  that Republicans would kill the law requiring health care insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. That the fear-mongering assertions were taken up by Democrat candidates and their supporters at almost the precise same time indicates that it was a strategy universally adopted by the party. It was Plan B after... Read more »

Sarah Palin was right about death panels

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin sent liberal heads spinning with the charge that Obamacare paved the way for “death panels” deciding who was worth the cost of keeping alive. Yet, she was right. Maybe not Obamacare, but about her larger point that government should not be in the business of deciding who was... Read more »

The stupid premise of all health care "reform"

Whether it’s Obamacare or the version of health care reform that Republicans are fighting over, the premise of all of them is stupid. The meaning of health insurance has been so corrupted that whatever version–Obamacare or Republicancare or something else–that we end up with will never satisfy everyone. That’s because health insurance used to be... Read more »

GOP's Obamacare replacement passes the House

It was a close vote, 217-213, with all Democrats opposed.  Instead, Democrats sang “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” to Republicans because they think this will lead to a change in who holds majority in the House. Classy. Nineteen Republicans voted against it.     

Stupid GOP about to hand a couple victories to progs

Here’s a message to the stubborn Republicans who seem willing to hand hard-left progressives a couple of victories on health care reform and the budget: You can’t govern with 30-some votes. And your failure to govern is going to bring down the Republican Party and hand the government’s reins back to the likes of Democrats Nancy... Read more »

Analysis: House Freedom Caucus racks up a defeat

“Sand in the Gears: The caucus that says no” is a great analysis of the cost of the House  Freedom Caucus’s stubbornness in killing the Republican’s replacement of Obamacare. Before Republicans captured Washington, the unyielding conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus were a nuisance. Now, with the GOP in control of the House, Senate, and White House,... Read more »

Why should young adults be covered by their parents' health care insurance until age 26?

A law requiring insurance companies to allow young adults up to age 26 to stay covered under their parents’ health care insurance is taken as a given. It was one of the first things that Republicans said they would keep when they replace Obamacare with their own plan. Polls confirm that it is one of the most... Read more »

Here are some Republican plans to replace Obamacare

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has again repeated the canard that Republicans have no plan to replace Obamacare (the misnamed Affordable Care Act). In a way she is right: Republicans don’t have a single plan; they have multiple plans. But that’s not the way that Pelosi wants the uniformed to think. She wants them to... Read more »

The media rewrite what Trump said

This is aggravating. So many in the media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is already backing away from his campaign positions. As if it were fact. For example, there’s the assertion that he would get rid of Obamacare and let millions of people go without insurance. But that he softened that position when he talked with... Read more »

That Obamacare is a disastrous failure is indubitable. Now, how to fix it?

Blind partisans and rigid ideologues will refuse to accept the realty that Obamacare (the deceptively  named Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act). Even though rate hikes are enormous (and no one is reported to have saved $2,500 as Barack Obama promised) and the number of choices has been slashed (despite Obama’s promise that you would be able... Read more »
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