healthcare

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."

Why The VA Scandal Sticks

Michael Gerson, Real Clear Politics

The WH's response indicates a strategy of persuasion: Pick a minor scapegoat, institute an inconsequential reform, claim broad support, then insist that the whole matter is old news. In a presidency defined by healthcare ambitions & debates, the VA scandal is likely to stick as a summary & a parody. 

DeMint: GOP Can Repeal Obamacare

Greg Corombos, WND

GOP-E leaders recently vowed to work for massive reforms within OCare's existing structure but all but gave up on repeal. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that’s not good enough, and he believes the party can unite around a strategy that still includes repeal.

Obamacare Takes A Life

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Frank Alfisi's daughter and doctor blame Obama for his death. Specifically, what killed Frank Alfisi was, in the impersonal language of bureaucracy, “CMS 1599-F.” A new rule courtesy of the Affordable Care Act. 

Pennsylvania Repubs. Are Failing Us

David Williams, Human Events

In Pennsylvania, two Repub. legislators, State Senator Randy Vulakovich and Rep. Jim Christiana, are taking steps to undermine the free-market principles that the Taxpayers Protection Alliance supports. Their bill forces two independent and private entities that offer healthcare and health insurance into a contract. 

Obamacare's Little-Noticed Victims

David Hogberg, American Spectator

Small groups are quietly losing coverage too.