healthcare

Baby Oliver, Single-Payer, and the Media

David Catron, The American Spectator

Few in the establishment media have a clue how a top-down, government-run system will affect ordinary Americans, and the rest don’t care. They will gleefully bury stories like that of Oliver Cameron in order to promote the party line and, if you haven’t heard of that boy before the last few days, that is the reason. They cannot be trusted.

The Cost of Providing Health Care to Illegal Aliens

David Catron, The American Spectator

The problems with illegal immigration in general, and how much it costs our health care system in particular, aren’t practical. They’re political. One of our two major parties is for open borders and other is (albeit tepidly) for controlling them. So, as Andrew Sullivan puts it, “The Democrats need to accept that they lost the last presidential election for a reason, and that their opponent’s main campaign pledge was to tackle illegal immigration.” They should heed Sullivan’s advice, and stop fighting President Trump (and the voters) on the wall. It will work and can be paid for with ease.

Jeff Bezos Knows His Milton Friedman

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Earlier this year Amazon, Jeff Bezos’ tool for destroying such venerable institutions as Borders and Toys R Us, announced a partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to provide healthcare at a more reasonable cost to their 1.2 million employees. In his announcement Bezos declared that: “Hard as it might be, reducing healthcare’s burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort.” His work with Chase and Berkshire Hathaway should be watched carefully. It may be his model for Amazon’s leap into healthcare.

Who Controls Your Kids' Lives?

Ben Shapiro, Investor's Business Daily

Why would British society place parents' wishes below the wishes of the state? Because a bureaucratic society of experts generally sees parents as an obstacle to proper development. Parents, in this view, treat their children as chattel to be owned and trained -- but the state can treat children with the dignity they are due. This means placing parental wishes to the side in every case in which those wishes come into conflict with the priorities of the state. Parents will not continue to give the power to control their children away to bureaucrats who do not know their children's names.

How Much Do Canadians Really Pay for Health Care?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Canadians pay far more for health care than is commonly believed and life expectancy is useless in determining the quality of a health care system. The Canadian single-payer system isn’t cheap and the care isn’t good. The best way to sum up is with Rudy Giuliani’s famous quip about Canadian health care: “If the United States adopts socialized Medicine, where will Canadians go to get decent health care?”

Why America isn't catching single-payer fever

Editors, Washington Examiner

The problem may be that some of the professional government class see government as a sweet loving parent, while most Americans see government as something necessary but unpleasant. Note how many welfare recipients — to the mockery of liberal commentators and snark of mainstream reporters — dislike welfare. It's not an American trait to warmly regard the federal government as a loving parent.

British Death Panel Unmoved As House Grants Charlie Gard U.S. Legal Permanent Residence

Renowned US neuroscientist Dr. Michio Hirano, from the Columbia University Medical Center, is offering to try an experimental therapy on Charlie. But British doctors claim Charlie is blind, deaf, unable to move and badly brain-damaged and believe it is “cruel” to let him live any longer.

Dear Russian Agents, Send Help

Please, send us what you have so we can better expose the deceit and hypocrisy of those who would fundamentally change America by undermining the rule of law and liberty. And maybe – just maybe – the GOP in Washington will see that what’s happening from within to undermine our constitutional republic and way of life is nearly as horrible as what you Russians are trying.

Will the Senate Goldilocks Caucus Save Obamacare?

David Catron, The American Spectator

If Ted Cruz's plan passes muster under the rules of reconciliation, he could emerge as the most sensible member of the Goldilocks Caucus, and conservatives like Senators Lee and Johnson would be hard put to undercut the Texas Senator and retain their credibility. Assuming the conservatives fall in line with Cruz, only “moderates” like Capito, Heller, Moran, and Portman can kill BCRA. Either way, the fate of Obamacare and your health care future will be decided by the Goldilocks Caucus.

The Reason For President Trump’s Approval Problem

There are many issues plumbed in these polls, but what comes through loud and clear is that, by hitching his popularity to Paul Ryan and Ryancare, President Trump has suffered a devastating drop in approval among the staunchest of his core constituents.

An Open Letter to President-elect Trump

President-elect Trump, we do not want to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare any more than we want to 'fix' Common Core, or 'tinker' with HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. We want these centrally controlled mandates run down, rooted out wherever they lead, and vaporized until there is no trace they ever existed.

Trump busted: Video shows he blatantly lied on healthcare in debate

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump claimed during Thursday's Republican debate that he never said that government should pay for everybody to be covered by healthcare, but that's exactly what he said in a "60 Minutes" interview last fall.

Senate GOP Zero In on How to Gut Obamacare

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Senate R's will likely move to gut Obamacare after they assume the majority next year by using a parliamentary maneuver that would allow them to skirt an expected Democratic filibuster, GOP sources said.

Gov't Watchdog Can't Determine How Much Admin. Spends On OCare

Rick Moran, American Thinker

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servs. is unable to supply the GAO with precise info. on how much the admin. has spent on line items like PR, polling, and other OCare promotion. It's unclear if they have enough personnel to get the job done.

‘Family Glitch’ in OCare to Impact 1.9 Mill. Americans

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Vague language within Obamacare will result in nearly 2 million Americans being unable to afford health insurance, according to a new report. The so-called “family glitch” occurs when an individual is offered health insurance through their employer but the plan is not extended to the rest of their family.

115,000 People Set to Lose Obamacare

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

The Obama administration announced that 115,000 people are scheduled to lose their Obamacare coverage at the end of the month because officials could not verify their citizenship or immigration status.

WH Says It'll Veto GOP OCare Bill That'd Make O's 'Administrative Fix' Law

Sarah Hurtubise, Daily Caller

Obama's threatening to veto GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy's House bill (HR 3522) that'd allow customers to keep health insurance plans that aren’t compliant with Obamacare (Obama unilaterally allowed the same extension twice). The bill was approved by the House Rules Comm.

Do We Want Gov't Reimbursing Doctors for End-Of-Life Conversations?

Sheila Holt, American Thinker

If our federal monies are paying for discussions between doctor and patient on end-of-life issues, who do you think will dictate the guidelines for such discussions?

Obamacare Causing Health Cost Increases for Businesses

Associated Press Staff

Businesses are paying more to provide health insurance to their workers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Rush: VA Scandal Proves Gov't Bureaucracy Can't Handle Healthcare

Tea Party News Network Staff

Rush explains that the VA mess proves that gov't should exit the healthcare business. "It's something that a bureaucracy just can’t handle. If you want to know where we’re headed as a country with healthcare, take a look at the VA... this is the course that’s been charted if we don’t change it."