David Catron

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

 

Obamacare: It’s ‘Nut Cuttin’ Time for the GOP

 

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) has cleared three of the four committees whose approval it must have to be considered by the full House, and GOP leaders are confident enough in its prospects with the Rules Committee that a floor vote has been scheduled for Thursday. In other words, the time for posturing at […]

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My Response to David Hogberg: Is GOP Repeal Bill Doomed?

 

David Hogberg takes issue with a piece I wrote last week titled, “Obamacare Repeal: The Dangers of Unrealistic Expectations.” He begins by questioning my charge that AHCA’s critics have made the perfect the enemy of the good: As much as I admire Catron, I think he’s wrong here. Consider an analogy where the health care […]

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How and Why Obamacare Repeal Will Succeed

 

The tsunami of criticism that greeted last week’s introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was probably inevitable, considering the questionable character of some career politicians, the liberal inclination of the legacy media, and the hopelessly convoluted maze of mandates, taxes, and regulations that is Obamacare. Even honest observers got important details of AHCA […]

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Obamacare Repeal: The Dangers of Unrealistic Expectations

 

From the moment the GOP released the American Health Care Act, the first iteration of what will evolve into Obamacare repeal and replace legislation, conservatives have been griping. The editors of Investor’s Business Daily sum up the general reaction of the right thus: “Republicans have labored to produce plan that replaces ObamaCare with…. ObamaCare.” Interestingly, […]

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Will Grandstand Rand Sabotage Obamacare Repeal?

 

Senator Rand Paul is an expert at exploiting controversial public policy issues in order to garner personal publicity. Like his famously opportunistic father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, his modus operandi invariably involves parroting the Democrats, disparaging his own party, and pandering to the media. Thus we find the Kentucky senator accusing House Speaker Paul […]

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Obamacare Sees Miraculous Popularity Surge

 

Who says the age of miracles is over? Having endured years of public scorn, Obamacare is reputedly enjoying a sudden and timely increase in popularity. USA Today breathlessly reports a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF): “More people view the health law favorably than at any point in nearly seven years.” The story […]

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Dumbest Ever Defense of Obamacare

 

Rational observers of Obamacare’s accelerating implosion will be drawn inexorably toward the conclusion that it is, as Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini put it last week, “in a death spiral.” However, as our friends on the left have clearly demonstrated since November, they are anything but rational. Thus, they continue to delude themselves that “reform” […]

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Obamacare Signups Sag and It’s Trump’s Fault?

 

Shortly following Donald Trump’s upset victory in November, the Obama administration and the legacy media began telling us that Obamacare enrollment was skyrocketing due to fear of the president-elect’s pledge to repeal the law. Three days after the election, for example, CNN produced this headline: “Obamacare sign-ups surge after Trump’s election.” Obama himself boasted in […]

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Blockbuster Audio: RINOs Carp About Obamacare Repeal

 

If you have been following the Obamacare repeal saga, you will have noticed a recent spate of “news” stories about a leaked audio recorded during last Thursday’s Republican retreat. The shocking revelation that earned this clip so much coverage is that there is a diversity of opinion within the GOP concerning just how to get […]

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Trump’s Obamacare Order Is Bigger Than You Think

 

On his first day in office, President Trump signed an executive order that directs “the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the heads of all other executive departments” to slow walk further implementation of Obamacare until he and Congress can repeal it. Because it was legally passed and signed into law, he couldn’t simply […]

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