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by | Apr 3, 2017

Now that a perverse combination of political posturing, magical thinking, and media mendacity has ruined what was probably the last real opportunity to cure us of Obamacare, the most we can hope for is relief from the disease’s worst symptoms….

by | Mar 29, 2017

The most telling feature of Melissa Mackenzie’s post about the decision of House Speaker Ryan and President Trump to reopen negotiations with the “100-Percent-Of-Nothing” caucus is the New York Times report to which she refers. The Times claims, “House Republican…

by | Mar 27, 2017

Otto von Bismarck famously said, “Politics is the art of the possible.” This is a reality that President Trump and the GOP congressional leadership understand. Sadly, a small clique of rigid ideologues constituting about 10 percent of the Republican majority…

by | Mar 24, 2017

AHCA was pulled from the floor yet again this afternoon, and it now is probable that Obamacare will be the law of the land for years to come. This is an utter disaster for U.S. health care, not to mention…

by | Mar 20, 2017

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…

by | Mar 13, 2017

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…

by | Mar 13, 2017

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…

by | Mar 8, 2017

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…

by | Mar 6, 2017

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,…

by | Feb 27, 2017

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…

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