David Catron

David Catron is a health care consultant and frequent contributor to The American Spectator. You can follow him on Twitter at @Catronicus.



Will Pence’s Obamacare Perfidy Damage Trump?


One reason John Kasich was unacceptable to many conservatives as this year’s GOP standard bearer involves his acquiescence in Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid. Many believe that, as Governor of Ohio, he has squandered the hard won 2012 Supreme Court victory concerning a provision of the “reform” law that granted the President and his apparatchiks the […]

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Trump Health Care Plan Would Reduce Premiums


As I have previously written in this space, Donald Trump’s health care plan is by no means perfect. It is, on the other hand, self-evidently superior to Obamacare or the dystopian medical delivery system that Hillary Clinton would inflict on the nation if the voters are foolish enough elect her President. Last week, the Center […]

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Trump, Romney, and Data Denial Syndrome


Few supporters of Donald Trump will take kindly to the suggestion that he has anything in common with Mitt Romney. It is nonetheless true that the former suffers from a significant handicap that also hobbled the latter—overzealous partisans who flatly refuse to acknowledge very real challenges facing their candidate. The most obvious example involves an […]

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L0031469 The Devil and Dr. Faustus meet.
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The Devil and Dr. Faustus meet.
ca. 1825 The life and horrible adventures of the celebrated Dr. Faustus; relating his first introduction to Lucifer, and connection with infernal spirits; his method of raising the Devil, and his final dismissal to the tremendous abyss of Hell.
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Insurers Try to Sue Their Way Free of Faustian Bargain


In Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, the sinful sawbones eventually thinks better of his bargain with the devil and does his best to weasel out of the deal. A number of health insurers, having made similarly cynical arrangements with the Obama administration, are now attempting to use the court system to escape the consequences of their […]

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The GOP Plan to Replace Obamacare


A talking point often heard from the White House, congressional Democrats, and the “news” media concerning Republican calls for the repeal of Obamacare has been that the GOP has no plan with which to replace it. This has always been fiction, of course, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has once again put the lie to […]

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Obamacare’s $250 Million Bribery Scheme


Shortly following last week’s revelation that Obamacare premiums will spike yet again in 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would offer $22 million in grants to state insurance officials to enforce “compliance with Affordable Care Act key consumer protections.” The Obama administration will, in other words, bribe state regulators […]

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Obamacare Premiums to Spike Again in 2017


Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, in a letter to friend concerning the viability of the Constitution, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Had he lived to witness the advent of the perversely titled Affordable Care Act, he probably would have added “Obamacare premium hikes” to his list of […]

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Math Is Hard for Sanders Supporters


Seventy years ago, George Orwell explained why so many bad ideas are unquestioningly accepted and advocated by the left: “At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, […]

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Colorado, Single-Payer, and the Definition of Insanity


If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the promoters of Amendment 69 — popularly known as ColoradoCare — are certainly crazy. Despite the uniform record of failure racked up by single-payer health care systems everywhere they have been imposed, the advocates of Amendment 69 […]

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POTUS in East Room speaking at 2nd session Health Summit

Obamacare Poll: Most Enrollees Hate Their Plans


A new nonpartisan survey shows that they are unhappy with the coverage and its cost. The White House and the legacy media continue to claim that Obamacare is a “historic” success. Its actual enrollees, oddly enough, failed to get that memo. A new survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that a majority are […]

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