Monthly Archives September 2011

MARK LEVIN: SUPREME COURT COULD UPHOLD OBAMACARE

Levin is a lawyer whose experience includes an advisory role in the Reagan adminstration. He knows what he’s talking about and says we should not be overconfident that the Supreme Court will do the right thing on ObamaCare. He’s particularly worried about Justice Anthony Kennedy: Four justices will definitely vote to uphold the mandate (Kagan, Ginsburg, Breyer, [...]

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO REPEAL & REPLACE

In a comment on the preceding post about Herman Cain, “Milla” asks (in reference to single-payer health care), “Do you have a better solution?” As a matter of fact, I do. Or, rather, Congressman Paul Ryan does. Here he is explaining it in speech to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University: Because Ryan is a serious [...]

DOJ ASKS SUPREMES TO REVIEW OBAMACARE

This afternoon, the Obama administration followed the plaintiffs in HHS v. Florida in asking the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. But don’t assume the DOJ has dropped its strategy of delay or that the Court will take up the case. Why not? Well there’s that little matter of the Anti-Injunction Act, which I wrote about in [...]

CAIN, CANCER AND OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Herman Cain’s claim during last week’s Republican debate that he’d be dead if ObamaCare had been in effect when his colon and liver cancer were diagnosed. Cain pointed out that ‘from March 2006 all the way to the end of 2006, for that number of months, I was able to [...]

ALL YOUR HEALTH INFO ARE BELONG TO U.S.

Remember HIPAA? That’s the federal law that says, among other things, that no one has a right to see your confidential health information without your permission. Well, it would appear that there is at least one entity to which HIPAA apparently doesn’t apply—the federal government itself: In a proposed rule from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and [...]

WOLF DISTILLS THE ESSENCE OF OBAMACARE

Milton Wolf, in his most recent column for the Washington Times about Barack Obama’s stubborn refusal to abandon the big-government policies that are destroying his presidency, captures the essense of ObamaCare: Obamacare has become emblematic of big-government’s arrogant incompetence. It’s a 2,700-page monstrosity whose rules are still being written more than a year after its passage. [...]

VIDEO: MICHAEL MORON SAYS IT’S PATRIOTIC TO STAND IN LINE LONGER FOR HEALTH CARE

Well, the porcine provocateur has taken his snout out of the trough long enough to hold forth on the subject of health care again. In this clip he advises us that it’s patriotic to languish on a waiting list: The reason why you have to wait sometimes in those countries is they let everybody in the line [...]

OBAMACARE’S LAST BEST HOPE

In today’s American Spectator I take a look at the latest constitutional straw at which ObamaCare advocates find themselves desperately grasping. It depends on the DOJ’s ability to prove the President lied when said the mandate isn’t a tax, plus selling the theory (raised by Judge Motz of the 4th Circuit) that the Supreme Court [...]

DEBATE VIDEO: CAIN SAYS HE’D BE DEAD IF OBAMACARE HAD BEEN IN PLACE WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

In this clip from tonight’s debate, Herman Cain discusses his cancer and repeats what has become a familiar line from his stump speech—if ObamaCare had been in place when he got sick, he would now be dead. He’s probably right. He had only a 30% chance of survival at time of diagnosis, and fast treatment [...]

GRACE-MARIE TURNER: WHY OBAMACARE IS WRONG FOR AMERICA

Grace-Marie Turner and three other authors have written what is probably the most comprehensive examination thus far of ObamaCare’s impact on individuals, families, and businesses. In this ReasonTV video she discusses some of the ways it drives up costs, puts government in charge of your decisions, and threatens your constitutional rights: