Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., is a patient advocate, chairman and founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, and a former Lt. Governor of New York State.


How to Escape Obamacare


On Tuesday, Aetna announced it’s canceling its Obamacare plans in nearly all states. Count on other major insurers to back out soon. When open enrollment starts November 1, the public will see they’re going to have few plans to choose from. Worse, they’re going to be paying lots more for health insurance in 2017 and getting less. […]

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Voters Get to Choose Class Warfare or Take Home Pay 


This week Donald Trump laid out a serious plan to jumpstart the nation’s limping economy. But Hillary Clinton’s unserious response shows this election is a choice between economic growth and class warfare politics. Trump proposed tax cuts, regulatory relief, unfettered development of coal, oil and natural gas, and fairer trade pacts. One item in his plan […]

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The Tax Shaming Trap


Hillary Clinton and the media are goading Donald Trump again into releasing his tax returns, suggesting he’s unwilling to pay his “fair share.” Sadly, even a few of Trump’s fellow Republicans are piling on. Their crazy premise: Paying the IRS more than you legally owe makes you a better person. That’s nonsense. Donald Trump is wisely resisting […]

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Dems Busting Airbnb


The battle over Airbnb is taking center stage at the Democratic National Convention. The fight is emblematic of the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over who should steer the economy: government regulators, on the one hand, or consumers and business innovators on the other. Democrats are attacking Airbnb and similar Internet sites that enable people to earn […]

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Government Dysfunction Costs Lives


Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Betsy McCaughey. Every year, more than half a million patients in the U.S. are unknowingly put at risk of contracting a superbug infection during a common medical procedure. A doctor threads a tube-like scope down your throat and into your digestive system to […]

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Clinton’s Phony Health Care Fixes


Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Betsy McCaughey. The Clinton campaign is finally owning up to what most Americans learned the hard way. The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. In fact, its costs are “crushing” people who have to buy health insurance. Hillary Clinton vows to fix […]

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Rebellion in the House: It’s About Democracy


Don’t be bamboozled by the mainstream media’s snarky coverage of the overthrow of Speaker John Boehner. It is not “chaos,” nor a brawl among politicians with oversized personalities and ambitions. The battle is over a key American principle, and the outcome will affect you. Right now, newly elected members of Congress — meaning anyone serving a […]

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Bush Flunks ‘Great Woman’ Question


Republican presidential contenders need to brush up on their American history and the many heroic women who have helped make this country great. At Wednesday’s debate, CNN’s Jake Tapper went down the line, asking the candidates what woman should be depicted on the $10 bill. At that point, most of the candidates looked like deer […]

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Sex Police, Back Off


The St. Paul’s School rape trial should raise red flags about the rush to rewrite state laws on sexual assault. Calling a sexual interaction that went wrong “rape” when neither party used force criminalizes the inevitable misunderstandings that occur between men and women, especially young men and women exploring sex. It’s not clear what happened […]

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Senators Slippery on Iran Deal


The authors of our U.S. Constitution envisioned Senators as serious-minded leaders. Now many act like weasels. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) , Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and others — some 18 senators in all — give slippery, noncommittal answers about the proposed deal with Iran and claim they are studying the issue. Sorry. […]

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