David Catron

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

 

Will the Senate Parliamentarian Try to Save Obamacare?

 

Over the weekend, countless media outlets gleefully reported that the Senate parliamentarian had all but killed the Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare. These reports claimed, based on a memo written by Democrat staffers, that she had declared several sections of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in violation of reconciliation rules under which the GOP […]

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A Bronx Cheer for the Republicans Who Sunk BCRA

 

David Hogberg is pleased with Senators Rand Paul, Jerry Moran, and Mike Lee for sinking the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Hogberg believes that “McConnellCare,” as he has dubbed it, needed to be scuttled and that these alleged Republicans, along with Maine RINO Susan Collins, have done the nation a service by sending a torpedo […]

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The Poltroon Party Gets a Reprieve on Obamacare Repeal

 

Mitch McConnell no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when John McCain’s surgery gave him an excuse to postpone a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Now that Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins have made it abundantly clear that no concession or reasonable argument will persuade them to do the right thing […]

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The Charlie Gard Case and Its Obvious Implications

 

Most of the people following the macabre case of Charlie Gard were relieved when the British hospital holding the child hostage decided to let the 11-month old live until it has conferred with Perfidious Albion’s High Court. In a statement issued Friday, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) added that it had condescended to inform Charlie’s […]

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Will the Senate Goldilocks Caucus Save Obamacare?

 

There are precisely nine people standing between you and emancipation from Obamacare’s most reviled and destructive provisions. They consist of an ideologically motley crew of Republican senators who refuse to support the Better Health Care Act of 2017 (BCRA) unless the GOP leadership accedes to demands that are probably procedurally or politically impossible to meet. […]

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The AMA Betrays Patients and Doctors… Again

 

Today, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate announcing its opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). The AMA’s ostensible reason for doing so was stated thus: “Medicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm.’ The draft […]

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Obamacare Repeal: Conservatives Must Face Reality

 

Here’s something to consider if you’re a disgruntled conservative angry about the Senate’s Obamacare replacement bill: Susan B. Anthony was a vehement opponent of the 15th Amendment. That’s the amendment which reads, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any […]

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Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare

 

It’s an article of faith among progressives that they are intellectually and morally superior to conservatives and pretty much everyone else. In fact, the need to see themselves as a cut above mere mortals is far more important to them than any ideology, policy position, or set of objective facts. This is why Barack Obama […]

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Obamacare Repeal Moves Steadily Forward

 

Last week, while most of Washington obsessed over the self-serving cavils of a cashiered federal bureaucrat, Senate Republicans focused on a project much nearer to the hearts of the voters — repealing Obamacare. And the GOP made significant progress in that effort. The Senate parliamentarian ruled that repeal can be passed via reconciliation and Majority […]

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Sorry, Global Warming Hasn’t Caused a Health Crisis

 

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accords has produced an all too predictable escalation in progressive hysteria, including portentous claims that it will exacerbate a global health crisis allegedly caused by climate change. The Los Angeles Times retails a list of these assertions under the headline, “Health experts are furious […]

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