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Michael F. Cannon
Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies.

Ohio governor and GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich says he opposes Obamacare. Yet somehow, he has managed to embrace the law in every possible way. He wanted to implement an Exchange, even if it was clearly unconstitutional under Ohio law. He denounced…

The ugliness of this year’s presidential race makes the New York Times’ resident erstwhile conservative David Brooks wistful for Barack Obama. The irony is that David Brooks, Barack Obama, and their respective tribes bear much of the responsibility for the…

Aside from one necessary clarification (see far below), it would be difficult to improve on what the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the enrollees they interview have to say about Obamacare. First, from yesterday’s New York Times article,…

The Hill reports the Senate GOP is trying to decide how much of ObamaCare to repeal via the budget-reconciliation process:  [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell only needs 51 votes instead of the customary 60 because he is moving the repeal…

I cannot tell you how many loved ones I have lost to this totally preventable illness… I would like to tell you about a serious condition afflicting thousands of policy analysts.  It’s called Petty Little Dictator Disorder, or PLDD, and you…

Today the Supreme Court allowed itself to be intimidated. Afraid that ObamaCare as written would throw the sickest patients out of their health plans a second time, the Court rewrote ObamaCare to save it—again. In doing so, the Court has…

A ruling for the challengers in King v. Burwell would have benefits that swamp other effects of the ruling, including: More than 67 million Americans would be freed from illegal taxes in the form of ObamaCare’s employer mandate. More than 11 million Americans would be freed from…

In a case called King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will soon decide whether it agrees with two lower courts that President Obama is breaking the law by subjecting 57 million employers and individuals to illegal taxes, and spending the illegal proceeds to hide the cost of…

The struggle for free-market health care just took a step forward. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had achieved national recognition for enacting health care reforms that dramatically increased government interference in Massachusetts’ health care system. Now a leading candidate for…

With hurricane reconstruction spending estimated to reach $200 billion or more, members of Congress are finally paying attention to the federal deficit and demanding a fiscally responsible approach to reconstruction efforts. Some are calling for spending cuts, such as eliminating…

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