David Catron

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

 

CDC Outs Media on Obamacare Lies

 

Anyone with the intestinal fortitude to subject themselves to the legacy media will have seen countless “news” stories about the devastation wrought by President Trump’s “sabotage” of Obamacare. A typical headline appeared a couple of weeks ago in the Washington Post: “Americans are starting to suffer from Trump’s health-care sabotage.” This work of fiction claimed that […]

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Medicaid and the Democratic War on Work

 

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that states could experiment with work requirements as a prerequisite for Medicaid eligibility, the Democrats denounced the policy as racist and cruel. They didn’t explain how such requirements could possibly be racist in states whose Medicaid populations are nearly 100 percent white. Nor did they […]

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Krugman on Drugs

 

When President Trump introduced the “American Patients First” blueprint for reducing drug prices, it was inevitable that the Democrats and their media enablers would immediately denounce the plan, the team that put it together, and the President himself. And, when it became clear that Trump wasn’t going to grant Medicare the power to impose price […]

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Trump’s Excellent Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

 

Last Friday, President Trump caused consternation among Democrats and their media allies by introducing an eminently sensible blueprint for reducing drug prices. The 50-point “American Patients First” plan addresses four broad challenges: High list prices for drugs, government programs overpaying for drugs, rising out-of-pocket costs for consumers, and foreign governments free-riding off American innovation. The blueprint […]

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The Obamacare Food Cops Are Here

 

If you thought Michelle Obama’s departure from the White House meant there would be less government meddling with your meals, you were mistaken. Beginning Monday, Obamacare’s menu labeling requirements became effective for fast-food chains, family restaurants, pizza delivery companies, grocery chains, convenience stores, movie theaters, and any other food retailer with 20 or more locations. […]

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Is New Hampshire’s Medicaid Work Requirement Racist?

 

Yesterday, New Hampshire became the fourth state to get approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement work requirements for some able-bodied adults receiving Medicaid benefits. It will be interesting to see how the Democrats and other leftist opponents of work requirements spin this news. The party line is that such requirements […]

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Fauxcahontas Speaks With Forked Tongue About Opioid Crisis

 

Elizabeth Warren insists she isn’t running for president, but she acts like a candidate. She’s raising campaign wampum at a rate that suggests she’s already looking beyond her all but inevitable reelection to the Senate, and clearly intends to capitalize on the current opioid hysteria to raise her national profile. Warren has introduced a $100 […]

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What Really Drives U.S. Health Care Spending?

 

The legacy “news” media churns out countless articles, op-eds, and blog posts claiming that the U.S. spends twice as much as it “should” on healthcare, and that this evil state of affairs is the result of greed and avarice. The villains of these lurid tales are usually the providers of care, particularly hospitals, doctors, and […]

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Alfie Evans Is Just the Latest Victim of a Deadly NHS Hospital

 

The Alfie Evans outrage occurred in an NHS hospital with a long record of clinical negligence, including the worst scandal in the history of Britain’s National Health Service. Most of the media have covered Alfie’s case, with characteristic dishonesty, as a tragedy that began before the boy was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. But, […]

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Why Alfie Will Never Escape the NHS Alive

 

Yesterday afternoon, after meeting with his son’s National Health Service captors ostensibly to discuss “taking Alfie home,” Tom Evans shocked the boy’s international army of supporters by completely reversing the position he had held since last year concerning his son’s care: “In Alfie’s interests we will work with his treatment team on a plan that provides […]

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