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 Last Best Hope to Euthanize Obamacare

 

After September 30, Senate Republicans will no longer be able repeal, replace, or otherwise alter Obamacare with a simple majority vote. For all intents and purposes, that means they have exactly 12 days to keep a solemn promise they have repeatedly made to the voters. Beginning in October, any meaningful change to the “Affordable Care […]

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The Democrat Repeal and Replace Plan: Single-Payer

 

There is a significant bloc of conservatives who believe that Obamacare was always a gigantic bait-and-switch operation. The advocates of this view have consistently said that Obamacare’s true goal was to wreak so much havoc on the health care system that the voters, the vast majority of whom don’t support single-payer, would eventually become so […]

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Why Are Uninsured Admissions to Hospitals Still Rising?

 

We have been repeatedly told by the Democrats and their toadies in the “news” media that Obamacare has dramatically reduced the uninsured rate. If that is true, then why is the percentage of uninsured admissions to hospitals going up, and why are they laying health care workers off across the nation? And this is by […]

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Republicans Wave the White Flag on Obamacare

 

Ulysses S. Grant, victor of countless fights with Democrats both on and off the battlefield, defined the difference between winners and losers thus: “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” This is precisely where the long twilight struggle over the “Affordable Care […]

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Obamacare: Time for Trump to Back up His Bluster

 

The President has been quick to criticize congressional Republicans for failing to repeal Obamacare. But Trump has also been guilty of dragging his feet — and with far less justification. Whereas any repeal legislation requires the support of a congressional majority, the President has the authority to take unilateral action that will ensure Obamacare’s demise. […]

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Defining Success Down for Obamacare… Again

 

Obamacare was sold to a skeptical public based on three promises: It would bend the cost curve downward, provide access to care for most of the uninsured, and improve quality of the care we all receive. As many of us predicted, and every honest observer now admits, it has failed to deliver on any of […]

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Never Let an Opioid Crisis Go to Waste

 

When the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis advised the President to declare a national emergency to deal with the overdose epidemic, HHS Secretary Tom Price wisely suggested that this step wouldn’t be particularly useful: “[T]he opioid crisis at this point can be addressed without the declaration of an emergency.” Price is, […]

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Judge Usurps Congressional Spending Power in Obamacare Cases

 

If you are one of those hidebound individuals who believe that the distribution of taxpayer funds from the U.S. Treasury is a congressional prerogative clearly delineated in Article I of the Constitution, Judge Thomas C. Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has some bad news for you. Wheeler has handed down summary judgments […]

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Obamacare Lives But Your Hospital Is Dying

 

While GOP quislings like Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander cobble together a plan to save the health care “reform” law they promised to repeal, and the Democrats demand a new stream of taxpayer money for insurance company bailouts, Obamacare is destroying the foundation of our medical delivery system. During 2016, twenty-one hospitals were forced to close. […]

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Obamacare: Time for Trump to Make Congress Share Our Pain

 

President Trump, having watched the Senate writhe in protracted labor for weeks without giving birth to even the ridiculous mouse dubbed “skinny repeal,” has taken to Twitter and issued this ultimatum: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” It […]

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