Posts tagged "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"

Chicago media give Sen. Dick Durbin another pass

Why do Chicago readers have to turn to an out-of-town newspaper to nail Sen. Dick Durbin for another outrageous exaggeration? Here’s what he said Feb. 9 on CBS’s “Face the Nation: “Bob, let’s look at the bottom line. The bottom line is this: 10 million Americans have health insurance today who would not have had... Read more »

'It's not my boss's business'

Pro-choice groups are holding a “Not My Boss’s Business” rally (see below) to support the Obamacare (the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA for those of you who still think that it’s a rousing success) edict that companies must pay for contraception and certain abortion procedures despite their religious (constitutionally protected... Read more »

Keep HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

We’re told that partisans (read: conservatives and Republicans) are demanding that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius be fired for botching the Obamacare rollout. I disagree. Keep her. What better symbol is there of the failed planned, the over-the-top promises and the inherent problems of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Even... Read more »
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Utter arrogance of Obamacare

With (the president) promising that every American will be covered by health insurance, it’s fair to ask if you and I should be required to pay for fools who put themselves in the hospital by taking stupid chances. Like motorcycle riders who suffer massive head injuries because they refuse to wear helmets. Or smokers who,... Read more »

Seniors: Who do you want rationing your Medicare?

My dear brother and sister seniors, Someone has to say it: You and I will have to sacrifice, like everyone else, to help pull America back from financial disaster. Just like the sacrifices demanded of public employees and government beneficiaries. Just like the millions of private-sector unemployed and underemployed have already sacrificed. Without some sacrifice,... Read more »

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 »
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