David Catron

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

 

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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Obamacare Repeal: Is There Life After September 30?

 

When John McCain announced that he wouldn’t support Graham-Cassidy, the Arizona senator’s latest betrayal of his constituents rendered it obvious that the most promising Obamacare repeal and replace bill produced by the GOP was in trouble. Then, after Texas Senator Ted Cruz added his name to the list of doubtful votes, it seemed a sure […]

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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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