Robert M. Goldberg

Robert M. Goldberg is vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and founder of Hands Off My Health, a grass roots health care empowerment network.

 

The Democrats Now Own Obamacare

 

I hope they enjoy the victory tweets and self-congratulatory retorts on MSNBC… In a couple of years this “win” will make the Persian “triumph” in the battle of Thermoplyae look like a minor setback. Roberts got Obamacare off on a technicality and turned it into a tax collection/IRS issue. All the happy talk about pre-existing […]

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Obamacare’s Medical Mercenaries

 

Those who fear Obamacare will be eliminated by an unelected Supreme Court can put down their Xanax: the un-elected American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) and its un-elected proxies are working hard to get doctors to implement the health law by encouraging them not to diagnose their patients too often. You read that right. […]

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Obama’s Broken Promise to Wounded Warriors

 

For most Americans who oppose Obamacare, the constitutionality of the law’s mandate to buy insurance is less important than the power government has under the law to rob them of medical freedom. Ironically, those that lose freedom under Obamacare first could be the wounded warriors who fought for our freedom. In 2010 President Obama promised […]

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Obama Sells Out Science for Campaign Cash

 

In March 2009 President Obama proclaimed: “We base our public policies on the soundest science; that we appoint scientific advisers based on their credentials and experience, not their politics or ideology… we are open and honest with the American people about the science behind our decisions.” Since then, the Obama administration has used scientific policy […]

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Netanyahu’s Purim Gift to Obama

 

When on Monday Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met President Obama, the President refused his request that the administration sell Israel advanced military technologies needed to set back Iran’s nuclear build-up. It could be that Netanyahu knew Obama would say no. And it’s perhaps why when they met, he gave the President the megillah (scroll) […]

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Republicans Rock the Airwaves

 

The most recent installment of the reality TV series, known as the Republican Presidential Debates, drew more cable viewers than The Jersey Shore or any of the cable channels’ tributes to Whitney Houston. Never before have so many Americans been directly engaged in political discourse. (There were as many tweets, Google searches, etc. for the […]

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Obama and Israel: The Silence of ‘Friends’

 

Oscar Wilde noted “true friends stab you in the front.” Which explains why President Obama– the self-proclaimed “best friend Israel ever had” — has decided to cut funding for the Jewish state’s missile defense system at the same time he wants to restore funding to UNESCO. (Israel’s best friends will remember that the President was […]

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Obama’s Nurse Ratched

 

Behind every powerful health care mandate under Obamacare is a power-hungry woman named Kathleen Sebelius. As the Health and Human Services Secretary, she has unprecedented power under Obamacare to control health care decisions, the approval of medical products and the national biomedical research agenda. The Secretary is not only the key player; she is the […]

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The Contraception Edict: An Assault on Liberty

 

The Obama administration’s decision to force religious institutions to cover contraception is a case study on how Obamacare and its implementation have politicized medical decisions. Here’s how it works. First, health care choices are overruled if they do not flow from the state and do not require taking rights from one group to give to […]

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SOTU and Obamacare

 

If President Obama mentions Obamacare in the State of the Union address tonight he will probably repeat what the White House stated in advance of his speech: We’ve worked diligently to implement the Affordable Care Act and we’re making incredible progress. Thanks to the new law, 2.5 million more young adults have health insurance, millions […]

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