Posts tagged "health care reform"

Obamacare already a half-billion-dollar bust

That’s what one estimate is of the entire cost–so far–of the Obamacare call-in operation. Wrote  Andrew Couts, of Digital Trends in “We paid over $500 million for the Obamacare sites and all we got was this lousy 404″: It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And... Read more »

More White House baloney on contraception.

Jay Carney said the Catholic bishops never supported health care. Is White House press secretary stupid or a liar? Or did he just misspeak, in which case we will quickly get a correction. Below is a press release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops correcting the record:   USCCB/MR          ... Read more »

Value added tax bad idea

And to make matters worse, try finding this federal tax on a receipt Where will they strike next? Now that we’ve been flattened with the crushing weight of what Democrats imagine is health care reform, what additional burdens will follow? Some say it’ll be “comprehensive” (there’s that word again) immigration reform, providing a “path” for millions of expatriates... Read more »
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Byrne and Zorn debate health care

Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn and I demonstrate that you can have a calm discussion on health care. But some of the responders demonstrate they can’t. Go to Zorn’s Rhubarb Patch here.

What Americans like about the health care plan

Why not just include these provisions in the health care plan, instead of throwing in everything goofy idea that ever crossed the minds of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid? Now here’s something that Americans like that isn’t in the health care plan: One popular reform that’s not included in the proposals before Congress is tort... Read more »

Can the public hate health care "reform" any worse?

More evidence of the public belief that Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Democratic health care legislation sucks. According to  Rasmussen Reports:  Many have questioned whether those who favor or oppose the health care plan in Congress really know what’s in it. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey suggests that they have a decent understanding of the bill and that voter attitudes... Read more »
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Beware the nuggets in that health bill

Does anyone, anyone at all, know what in blazes he’s talking about when it comes to health care reform? Even the supposedly nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the font of wisdom about what health care reform will cost, admits it doesn’t know for sure. On Saturday, the CBO partnered with the staff of the congressional Joint... Read more »

Public votes on climate science

Not that it matters to those who claim ex cathedra-like certitude that man is making the Earth warmer, but an increasingly skeptic public weighs in. Here is a Rasmussen Reports poll: Public skepticism about the officially promoted cause of global warming has reached an all-time high among Americans. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey... Read more »

Health care reform even more unpopular now

It must be because more people are finding out what’s in it. It takes a lot of nerve for Obama and Democrats to push forward with this in the face of growing opposition.  The new poll is here.
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Diabetes May Double in 25 Years

According to ABC News, “One factor driving the soaring costs: the number of people living with diabetes for lengthy periods, the researchers said. Over time, the cost of caring for someone with diabetes tends to rise along with their risk for developing complications, such as end-stage renal disease, which requires dialysis.” Are you thinking what... Read more »
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