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.

Get Off the Couch, If You Want Medicaid

 

Last week the Trump administration announced it will allow states to impose a “community engagement” requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health insurance program for lower income people. So far, ten states intend to do it, though not welfare-haven New York. To get Medicaid, adults in these states will have to work or […]

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Single Payer Threat to Cancer Patients 

 

Breast cancer kills 39% fewer women than twenty-five years ago. Prostate cancer kills 52% fewer men, the American Cancer Society announced last week. You can thank new technologies that detect cancer early and defeat it for many of the lives saved. Americans diagnosed with most types of cancer have better odds of surviving it in the […]

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To Deregulate America, Dump D.C. Bureaucrats

 

Flanked by a towering 185,000 pages representing the federal regulatory code now and a short pile of 20,000 pages — the code’s length a half-century ago — President Trump pledged last week to return us to the days of fewer regulations. Pointing to the colossal pile, which would take some three years to even read, the […]

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Sex Vigilantes Trash Due Process

 

New York’s Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is spearheading a McCarthyite purge of sexual harassers from Congress, throwing the nation’s capital into turmoil. What counts as sexual harassment? Good question. Men accused of boorish gestures or vulgar remarks face the same disgrace as outright rapists. And never mind if the accusations lack proof and the accusers remain […]

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Road Map for Tax Reform

 

House and Senate Republicans are racing to hammer out a tax cut agreement that blends the House bill passed on November 16 with the Senate version that squeaked through at 2 a.m. Saturday morning with one vote to spare. Failure to compromise is not an option. They must deliver a final bill to the president […]

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Trump’s Justice Department Takes On Harvard’s Asian Quotas

 

The U.S. Justice Department finally is confronting Harvard University and other elite colleges that blatantly discriminate against Asian-American applicants with a quota system. To get into Harvard, students of Asian heritage have to score hundreds of points higher on competitive exams than non-Asian applicants with similar or even inferior academic records. That’s why the Trump […]

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Blaming Doctors for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey

 

President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On Face the Nation, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chair of Trump’s opioid commission, blamed over-prescribing doctors. “This crisis started not […]

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Congress Poised to Bailout Insurers, Fleece Taxpayers

 

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are pushing for a $10 billion a year payout to insurance companies that sell Obamacare plans. President Trump calls it “bailing out” the insurance industry. Truer words were never spoken. The politicians backing this sweetheart deal claim it will protect consumers. Don’t fall for it. The money will go […]

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War on Cops Goes to Court

 

The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the Justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges later get dropped. It started with a late night bash. District of Columbia police officers were called by neighbors at […]

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Tax Reform: Democrats vs. The Facts

 

President Trump has unveiled a tax plan to ignite economic growth and simplify the tax filing ordeal. Sadly, top Democrats are responding with divisive rhetoric and lies. Senator Chuck Schumer dismisses the plan as “wealth-fare.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls the plan “giveaways to big corporations and billionaires.” Intent on stoking envy, these class […]

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