Monthly Archives January 2011

ANOTHER UNFAVORABLE OBAMACARE RULING EXPECTED MONDAY

This is the lawsuit filed in Florida, in which a total of 26 states have sued pursuant to ObamaCare’s individual mandate and a variety of more arcane issues relating to the power of Congress to impose fiscal burdens on the states. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling will decide the biggest of the many court [...]

OBAMACARE, CORRUPTION & WAIVERS

Lifetime Democrat Pat Caddell refers to ObamaCare as a crime against democracy. For Exhibit A in the indictment, we need look no further than the 700 plus waivers the Obama administration has issued to its political cronies. Milton Wolf lays out the tawdry details at the Washington Times: If you would like to know what the White [...]

VIDEO: THE BARACK OBAMA STATION … BAD

Like an about-to-be-cancelled sitcom made worse by inappropriate and irritating laugh tracks, the Obama presidency lurches from bad jokes like ObamaCare to tired gags about regulation reform and the “growing” economy: [via ForAmerica]

OOPS: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS DON’T ACTUALLY POSSESS MAGICAL POWERS

A consistent refrain from health care “reformers? is that electronic health records will cure much of what ails our medical delivery system. Not only will EHR save money, they tell us, it will improve quality. Not so fast says the Archives of Internal Medicine: Our findings indicate no consistent association between EHRs … and better [...]

OBAMACARE WAIVER TOTAL JUMPS FROM 222 TO 729 THE DAY AFTER SOTU

This is absolutely incredible. There was shock when we learned that the total was 111. There was outrage when the total hit 222. Now, it’s 729. The HHS website where the approved waivers are listed can be found here. When you read the list, you will notice that these “new” waivers were approved last year. [...]

VIDEO: MEDICARE’S CHIEF ACTUARY OUTS OBAMA ON HEALTH REFORM WHOPPERS

The President has repeatedly told us that ObamaCare would control costs and that we can keep our insurance plans if we like them. Well, Medicare’s Chief Actuary begs to differ. Richard Foster appeared at a House Budget Committee hearing earlier today and here are his answers to a couple of questions from California congressman Tom McClintock: McCLINTOCK: True or [...]

VIDEO: PAUL RYAN’S RESPONSE TO OBAMA’S PREPOSTEROUS SOTU ADDRESS

As usual, Ryan was clear, concise and absolutely correct on every point. Needless to say, my favorite passage involved ObamaCare: The President mentioned the need for regulatory reform to ease the burden on American businesses. We agree – and we think his health care law would be a great place to start. Why? What we [...]

VIDEO: WHY THEY’RE SMEARING PAUL RYAN

Republican congressman Paul Ryan is scheduled to give the official GOP response to the President’s State of the Union address, so he has been targeted by the Dems and their accomplices in the media. They are so worried about Ryan that they have once again trundled out the hoary Mediscare routine: Senate Democrats are pouncing on [...]

MAGICAL THINKING ABOUT OBAMACARE

Ever wonder how progressive policy wonks and journalists can remain so monolithic in their support for ObamaCare? Having pondered this mystery, John Goodman concludes that they just don’t get economics: [A]lmost all the people who write about health care know almost nothing about economics. Most progressives believe that the health care market has special characteristics that [...]

YES, OBAMACARE IS A JOB KILLER

In my latest effusion for the American Spectator, I refute the latest MSM whoppers about ObamaCare’s effect on unemployment: Commenting on the mainstream media of his day, Thomas Jefferson famously observed that ‘The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.’ And it is evident that [...]