David Catron

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

 

Maine, Medicaid, and the Gruber Principle

 

An aphorism much favored by my fellow dipsomaniacs goes thus: “Dogs are smarter than people. A dog won’t eat or drink anything that has made him sick in the past.” In other words, fill up Fido’s water bowl with Booker’s, let him slurp down enough to induce vomiting, and you’ll not get him near booze […]

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Does Ralph Northam Think 67% of Virginians are Racists?

 

Democrat Ralph Northam wants to be Virginia’s next governor, but he evidently holds the Commonwealth’s voters in low regard. Northam told a group of supporters last April that the people who want Obamacare repealed only oppose the law because “they never accepted who our President was.” What does that mean, exactly? Was he suggesting that […]

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House Votes to Repeal Obamacare’s ‘Death Panel’

 

Late Thursday afternoon the House of Representatives voted 307-111 to repeal one of Obamacare’s most dangerous provisions. A bipartisan coalition of 231 Republicans and 76 Democrats passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R. 849), a bill sponsored by Tennessee Republican Phil Roe and California Democrat Raul Ruiz that would abolish the […]

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Poll: 68% of Voters Say Dems Own Obamacare

 

For a year, the Democrats and the legacy media have waged a relentless propaganda campaign calculated to convince the public that Obamacare’s myriad failures — from skyrocketing premiums to stagnant enrollment — are the result of sabotage by President Trump and congressional Republicans. This headline from the Hill is typical: “Many states blame Trump, GOP […]

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Judge Backs Trump on Obamacare Subsidies

 

When the White House announced that cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers selling coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges were illegal and would therefore be halted, President Trump was denounced by the Democrats as a loathsome saboteur bent on depriving low-income Americans of health care. As the Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra phrased it: Taking […]

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A Repeal Bill That Even the GOP Can Pass

 

While Lamar Alexander and other Republican quislings in the Senate have busied themselves negotiating the terms of surrender on Obamacare, the House Ways and Means Committee quietly approved a bill that could eliminate one of the “reform” law’s most dangerous provisions. The bill, sponsored by Tennessee Republican Phil Roe and California Democrat Raul Ruiz, both […]

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Dems Sue Trump for Abiding by Obamacare on Subsidies

 

Beltway Democrats never tire of telling us that Obamacare is “the law of the land.” It appears, however, that their state level accomplices failed to get the news. One day after the White House announced that cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers would stop, Democrat attorneys general from 18 states and the District of […]

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Trump Drains Obamacare’s Regulatory Swamp

 

Having provoked much progressive sputtering and head spinning last Friday by issuing new regulations weakening the notorious HHS contraception mandate, President Trump is poised to sign an executive order that will further dry up Obamacare’s regulatory morass. The Wall Street Journal reports that the order will expand enrollee options restricted by the Obama administration — […]

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Trump Fulfills Campaign Pledge on Contraception Mandate

 

During last year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump made it clear that one of the most conspicuous differences between Hillary Clinton and himself involved their positions on the HHS contraception mandate that the Obama administration had consistently used as a pretext for trampling on the religious liberty of employers and charitable organizations. In a letter to […]

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Tom Price’s Real Crime

 

Anyone naïve enough to believe that Tom Price’s ouster from HHS was actually about his use of chartered jets may wish to consider this: The same transgression was committed on a much larger scale by numerous Obama administration officials, yet neither the “news” media nor the Democrats ever exhibited any outrage over far worse abuses […]

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