by | Feb 3, 2020

One of the first things President Trump did after being elected was to take a pair of pliers to the teeth of socialized medicine — Obamacare — and rescind the “shared responsibility payment” — the massive fine applied to Americans…

by | Jan 2, 2020

The other day Joe Biden claimed that he would consider a Republican running mate. Right. The chances of that happening are nil, given the hardcore leftist composition of the Democratic Party. But Biden likes to feed the mythology that he…

by | Dec 23, 2019

All the sound and fury produced by the Democrats last week about impeachment drowned out a useful lesson concerning their last great act of legislative hubris. On Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declared Obamacare’s insurance mandate unconstitutional, and…

by | Dec 21, 2019

Elizabeth Warren outpointed Pete Buttigieg on the matter of “wine caves” in Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. But on the domestic question of the times, health care, Warren tacitly submitted to Mayor Pete. Warren promised on Thursday that “in the first…

by | Dec 18, 2019

House Democrats, forced by a budget deadline to divert a little energy from impeachment to their primary legislative function, have reluctantly negotiated a spending agreement with congressional Republicans and the White House. The bill, which must be passed by the…

by | Oct 23, 2019

When Americans pay good money for private health insurance, they expect their insurance company to pay their emergency medical bills. But insurers don’t always pay. So how do they get away with it? In the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable…

by | Jul 26, 2019

Activists on the political left continue to push the U.S. health-care delivery system toward a single-payer, government-controlled plan. Many Americans are now debating a complete nationalized program versus an incremental move to fully socialized medicine. Alternatives such as a Medicare…

by | Jul 10, 2019

Tuesday afternoon, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Texas v. Azar and aggressively interrogated attorneys defending Obamacare’s individual mandate. They seemed deeply skeptical that the mandate can survive constitutional muster unless the lawyers representing Democratic attorneys general…

by | May 16, 2019

Competition in health care results in lower costs and better quality for cancer patients. Unfortunately, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may soon restrict where patients can receive a new and promising treatment. Patients, taxpayers, and community-based cancer…

by | Apr 16, 2019

Democrats won on the issue of healthcare in 2018 because they campaigned on protecting the coverage Americans possessed. For the 2020 presidential primaries, several Democrats run on taking away that coverage. “Let’s eliminate all of that,” Kamala Harris says of…

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