Monthly Archives March 2011

FUNNY YET POIGNANT VIDEO: IRS DUNS SEVEN-YEAR OLD TO PAY FOR OBAMACARE

This is the third place winner in the video contest held by the Independent Women’s Voice. In this one, a seven-year-old is called on the phone by an anonymous IRS agent and told the price tag (i.e. the accumulated debt) that she and each of her contemporaries will be burdened with in the cause of “free health care.” He tells her she owes $127,000 and [...]

DONALD BERWICK’S FAVORITE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM KILLS AGAIN

Britain’s deadly system of socialized medicine, the NHS, has claimed yet another victim. But this time the tragedy is mixed with irony. The patient was a former NHS director: A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation—at her own hospital. Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for [...]

AARP WILL RAKE IN $1 BILLION FOR PIMPING OBAMACARE

As I wrote in today’s column for the American Spectator, AARP’s endorsement of ObamaCare was all about the Benjamins. But unlike Judas, whose perfidy came at the cut rate price of 30 pieces of silver, AARP will scoop up a cool billion dollars for betraying its members: Based on … estimates of declines in Medicare Advantage [...]

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RETIREE PLUNDER

My latest column for the American Spectator discusses the betrayal of seniors by the AARP and the upcoming congressional hearing to which its principals have been summoned: The unholy alliance between AARP and the Democrats on ObamaCare has not been lost on the new Republican majority in the House. Two members of the Ways and Means [...]

MILLENNIAL GENERATION TO OBAMA: “I DON’T NEED YOUR HEALTH CARE LAW. I NEED A JOB.”

Last week, Independent Women’s Voice announced that this video, “The Millennial Appeal to Obama,” was the winner of the first prize in its ObamaCare Anniversary Video Contest. And it’s a powerful piece of work: Now I can stay on my parents insurance until I’m 26. There’s just one tiny problem …Your health care plan hurts the economy. [...]

WOLF: A WEINER WANTS A WAIVER

Milton Wolf has an excellent column in the Washington Times about the breathtaking hypocrisy of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on ObamaCare: Becoming the most hypocritical politician in America is not an easy goal to achieve, but New York’s Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, is up to the task. Earlier this year … the man who [...]

VIDEO: LIBYA, IRAQ & SITUATIONAL PACIFICISM

This has nothing to do health care (except, I guess, for those Libyans suffering from collateral damage disease) but it is such a perfect illustration of progressive hypocrisy that I was unable to resist the temptation to post it. As the name suggests, it highlights the situational pacificism applied by progressives to the U.S. attacks [...]

VIDEO: OBAMACARE’S IMPACT ON DOCTORS

About 18 million of the patients ObamaCare will allegedly save from the awful fate of being uninsured will simply be signed up for Medicaid. Listen to this urologist describe what it’s like trying to get paid by Medicaid. Not only does Medicaid not pay enough to cover costs, it often doesn’t pay at all. Thus, [...]

OBAMACARE AND THE DOJ’S FOOT-DRAGGING PETTIFOGGERS

My latest column for the American Spectator discusses the latest legal tricks the Obama DOJ has been up to in order to prevent Virginia’s ObamaCare lawsuit from reaching the Supreme Court: The ostensible position of the Obama administration is one of extreme confidence that the Old Dominion’s lawsuit constitutes no real threat to the unpopular health [...]

SUPREME COURT SETS DATE TO CONSIDER VA’S RULE 11 REQUEST FOR OBAMACARE SUIT

What, you ask, is a “Rule 11″ request? It’s a petition to the Supreme Court to hear a case of “imperative public importance” before it has gone through the standard (hopelessly glacial) appeals process. Because Virginia won its anti-ObamaCare case in the U.S. District Court, the Obama DOJ has filed an appeal with the 4th Circuit [...]