Monthly Archives April 2012

REPUBLICANS AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS: A BRIEF REALITY CHECK

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the Republican Party’s forty-year battle against the Democrats on behalf of women’s suffrage: That battle began in 1878, when a California Republican named A.A. Sargent introduced the 19th Amendment only to see it voted down by a Democrat-controlled Congress. It finally ended four decades later, when the Republicans won [...]

MS. FLUKE OUT OF LUCK ON GEORGETOWN CONTRACEPTION CRUSADE

It would appear that the people who run Georgetown University have the courage to stand up to faux feminist Sandra Fluke, the fraudulent “news” media and the flim flam man who occupies the oval office: Today, Georgetown University President John J. DeGoia released the following letter, in which he explained that the university would not cave to pressure [...]

VIDEO: COMMISSAR SEBELIUS REFUSES TO HALT PHONY “DEMONSTRATION PROJECT”

As I wrote the other day in AmSpec, the Obama regime is attempting hide its deep Medicare Advantage cuts with an $8 billion “demonstration project” that will prop up its benefits and keep down its co-pays until after the election. The GAO and MedPAC have publically called for HHS to shut down the transparent fraud [...]

OBAMA’S LATEST PLAN TO SNOOKER SENIORS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the latest scam the Obama administration has cooked up to hide the massive cuts ObamaCare makes in the Medicare Advantage program: For years, the President and his congressional accomplices have been telling us that the Medicare Advantage (MA) program is too costly … This canard was the pretext for [...]

STOP IT, YOU’RE KILLING ME

Those knuckleheads over at Think Progress actually believe the latest BS from CMS about how ObamaCare will save the taxpayers $200 billion: Medicare’s largest savings come from “cuts to doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as private insurance companies,” which amounts to more than $150 billion. The ACA will also save seniors roughly $59.4 [...]

OH, BTW, RATIONING IS ALREADY HERE

For those of you who believe that all the warnings I and many others have repeatedly issued about health care rationing under ObamaCare amount to nothing more than scare-mongering, I recommend this eye-opener from Dr. Hal Scherz: CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is notifying doctors about overutilization of services. My partners and I were among [...]

WHEN GOVT RUNS HEALTH CARE, CAMPAIGN DONORS DESIGN YOUR INSURANCE PLAN

Paul Hsieh’s column at RealClearMarkets highlights a reality that often gets lost in the ongoing debate about ObamaCare and its mandate. When the government tells you that you MUST buy insurance and also tells insurers what they MUST cover, the people who design your insurance policy are political campaign contributors. This isn’t speculation: In the [...]

BARNEY FRANK: OBAMACARE WAS A MISTAKE

Now that ObamaCare has been shown to be an incredibly expensive mistake that was relentlessly pursued by the White House while more important national issues were ignored, a number of Democrats are claiming that they were against it. Among them is Barney Frank: I think we paid a terrible price for healthcare … I would not [...]

WILL THE SUPREME COURT LET THE DEATH PANEL STAND?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the unsettling possibility that, in an effort to split the baby on ObamaCare, the Supreme Court will inadvertantly allow IPAB (the law’s health care rationing mechanism) to stand. That would not be good news for the elderly: With the possible exception of the individual mandate, the most pernicious contrivance [...]

VIDEO: OBAMA ADVISOR DAVID AXELROD MAKES THE CASE FOR MITT ROMNEY

This had to be a double facepalm moment for the White House. David Axelrod, Obama’s chief political advisor, was so rattled by tough questions from a real journalist on Fox News that he screwed up his lines and seemed to advocate dumping his boss: The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing [...]