David Catron

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

 

The Exorcism of Obamacare From the Body Politic

 

If you were astonished by the egregious antics of congressional Democrats during the recent procedural votes that started Obamacare down the path to perdition, you should reread The Exorcist, in which William Peter Blatty vividly describes just such head spinning, vomit-spewing, and gratuitous execration. This isn’t the last time you’ll see the Democrats reenacting the […]

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Obamacare Is Killing Rural Hospitals and Their Patients

 

Among the talking points deployed by Obamacare apologists in their effort to save “reform” is the claim that repeal will cause thousands to die due to the loss of health insurance. This nonsense is based on the fiction that repeal will cause tens of millions to instantly lose health coverage and on debunked studies showing […]

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Obamacare: Repeal Now, Replace Later

 

No competent doctor treating a gangrenous leg would allow the mortification to advance while agonizing over what brand of prosthetic should replace the necrotic limb after amputation. Yet the Democrats, the legacy media, and even some pusillanimous conservatives are urging congressional Republicans to do something equally irresponsible with the disease known as Obamacare. They warn […]

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No, Obamacare Repeal Isn’t a Tax Cut for the Rich

 

Now that the last significant obstacle to Obamacare repeal is finally packing his bags and preparing to vacate the White House, the defenders of the law are desperately casting about for some talking point that will convince the public that the risibly titled “Affordable Care Act” should be left in place. Having failed to get […]

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Fake News About Obamacare Repeal

 

If you are among the few Americans who still take the legacy media seriously, you probably believe that repealing Obamacare will result in a cataclysm comparable to that which caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, countless “news” stories have appeared in “serious” outlets with headlines such as this […]

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Democrats Prepare to Bork Tom Price

 

Until a week ago, the adjectives most frequently applied to Georgia Rep. Tom Price were “mild-mannered” and “low-key.” This isn’t surprising. Like his father and his grandfather, he is a physician and thus trained to approach problems in a calm, analytical fashion. However, now that President-elect Trump has picked Price to be his Secretary of […]

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Gruber Still Lying About Obamacare

 

A stable human being, having earned national notoriety by admitting that he participated in a conspiracy to deceive the voters on an important public policy issue, would not expect them to believe anything else he had to say on the subject. This would be particularly true if he had also said that the deception was […]

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GOP Moves to Block Illegal Obamacare Bailouts

 

House and Senate Republicans have introduced legislation to prevent the Obama administration from executing a last-minute end run around Congress to bail out insurers that lost money on Obamacare. Rep. Morgan Griffith put forward a bill in the House last Thursday. Senator Marco Rubio and three colleagues introduced a similar measure in the upper chamber […]

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Obamacare Repeal: Trump Has a Mandate

 

Many commentators, including yours truly, seriously underestimated Donald Trump’s electoral prospects despite prescient assurances that he would win from American Spectator stalwarts like Jeffrey Lord and R. Emmett Tyrrell. Unlike most Trump skeptics, however, I’m delighted to have been proven wrong. His flaws notwithstanding, “the Donald” has spared the nation four years of Clintonian corruption […]

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Clinton’s Campaign Is Predicated on the Gruber Principle

 

In 1778 Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Laws will be wisely formed and honestly administered in proportion as those who form and administer them are wise and honest.” Does anyone believe that the Sage of Monticello, had he been unfortunate enough to know her, would have included Hillary Clinton among the ranks of such people? The voters […]

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