Posts Tagged ‘healthcare reform’

1.5 Million Reasons (and Counting) Why ObamaCare Sucks

As of December 3, HHS has issued waivers exempting employers, unions, etc. representing over 1.5 million people from ObamaCare.  ObamaCare is so great that many of the same unions who pushed for it have asked to be excused (static PDF in case the link changes) from it.
As a bonus, it seems that ObamaCare revoked a [...]

We Were Right

Just weeks after ObamaCare has been signed into law we’re already starting to hear that the bill is going to raise the cost of healthcare.  So it turns out the majority of Americans who were called reactionaries, racists, liars, homophobes, stupid, uneducated, violent and seditious for opposing it were, in fact, right.
Will the luminaries on [...]

Did the Dems Screw Up on the Healthcare Bill?

I heard an interesting interview this morning with PA Attorney General Tom Corbett.  He discussed something called a Severability Clause.  Apparently severability clauses are typically included in legislation to allow one part of a bill to be thrown out in court without impacting the rest of the legislation.  In other words without a severability clause [...]

Choo Choo!

Now boarding on track 1600, the Fiscal Train Wreck Express, making stops in Kickback Nebraska, Purchased Louisiana and a town near you!  Amenities include IRS audits, statist coverage mandates, a crushing tax burden and fiscal instability.  Ladies and gentlemen, please note a schedule change: this train will not be stopping at Freedom Junction.  All aboard!

Just Let the Oldsters Die

In today’s Wall Street Journal is a devastating piece on the deadly ideas pushed by Obama’s healthcare advisor, Dr. Zeke Emanuel (Rahm Emanuel’s brother).  Zeke is not a fan of the idea that physicians should do everything they can for their patients.  He argues that society’s needs have to be factored in.  In practical terms [...]

Letter to the Editor

I submitted the following letter to the editor, which appears not to be under consideration (maybe I shouldn’t have taunted them for being in bankruptcy…nah).  It is in response to this editorial.
The Inquirer recently editorialized that a public healthcare option would be able to charge lower premiums because it would not be “profit-driven”.  Setting aside the [...]

Why Can’t the Media Get it Right?

As if the media’s integrity wasn’t already in tatters, they continue to repeat the official line from the left that the public option is not a Trojan horse that would lead to nationalized healthcare.  Why is it that users of YouTube can find a growing list of leftwing politicians, academics and activists who say that’s [...]

Fudged Statistics

Tucked into an excellent piece by Deroy Murdock demonstrating the horrors of government run medicine in Canada and the UK, is a great example of how statistics can be fudged.
“Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets,” Daniel Martin wrote last year in [...]

The Peasants Are Revolting

In reading about the increasingly angry town hall meetings that politicians are facing courtesy of the Obama agenda, I am reminded of an old B.C. cartoon where the king’s advisor says “Sire, the peasants are revolting.”  The kings responds “They certainly are”.
Well, the peasants are starting to revolt and I’m sure there’s many leftwing politicians [...]

Don’t Take My Word For It

The left has tried to dismiss the idea that healthcare reform that includes a public option would lead to a national, single payer plan.  Yet when they are talking amongst themselves, they often say that’s exactly what will happen.  Here is Barney “Fannie Mae” Frank as the latest example.

Letter to My Senators

I sent the following Senators this afternoon.
Dear Senator,
I absolutely oppose the healthcare reform bill currently being considered by the Senate (the Affordable Health Choices Act).  While I support improvements to our healthcare system, this is fundamentally the wrong approach.
For one thing, the public option combined with the employer mandate or employer fine will clearly drive [...]