Monthly Archives November 2012

COULD OBAMACARE GO THE WAY OF McCAIN-FEINGOLD?

In today’s American Spectator I speculate on the possibility that ObamaCare might suffer the fate of McCain-Feingold, dying a slow death of a thousand legal cuts: Last June, upon learning that the Supreme Court had ruled ObamaCare’s individual mandate constitutional, many observers were forced to concur with the Dickens character who opined, “If the law [...]

SCOTUS BRINGS OBAMACARE LAWSUIT BACK FROM THE DEAD

Specifically, the Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider arguments on which it didn’t deign to rule in Liberty University v. Geithner earlier this year: The Supreme Court ruled today that the Liberty University case was owed a second hearing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Why? Liberty’s case is different [...]

DOES BOEHNER HAVE ANY CREDIBILITY ON REPEALING OBAMACARE?

Shortly following the election, the House Speaker seemed to be ready to throw in towel on ObamaCare when he advised us that the hilariously titled “Affordable Care Act” was the law of the land. Having caught Hell over that remark, he has now changed his position. Here’s how he put in a subsequent editorial: The [...]

ABOUT THAT DOCTORS VS. OBAMACARE VIDEO

This has received a lot of play, but it gets a lot its “facts” wrong. For example, it misses the most important difference between hospitals and free-standing surgery centers. The former are more expensive because hospitals are required by federal law to take all comers. It also compares hospital list price to actual payment received [...]

THE STATES FIGHT IN THE LAST DITCH AGAINST OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the civil disobedience of the states that refuse to set up ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The ostensible purpose of these exchanges is to provide “marketplaces” where people without health insurance can acquire subsidized coverage. Ironically, the law doesn’t actually require states to set up these bureaucracies. Yet, as Sally Pipes [...]

A THIRD FEDERAL JUDGE ISSUES INJUNCTION AGAINST HHS CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

This is the third such injunction to be issued in less than six months. Last July, Judge John Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado issued an injunction forbidding the government from taking action against a company called Hercules Industries for refusing to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees. In early [...]

KEEPING AN EYE ON IPAB

Like Michael Barone and other experts, Dick Morris was wrong about the outcome of the election, but he’s right about the need to keep an eye on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). And, in this video, he does a good job of explaining in plain language the essence what IPAB really is (a rationing [...]

HSIEH: 5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM OBAMACARE

A must read from Dr. Paul Hsieh in Forbes on how to avoid the depredations of ObamaCare. He outlines several practical strategies you should pursue to avoid the worst effects of this crime against democracy: 1) Get a good PCP, while you still can. 2) Use a Health Savings Account (HSA). 3) Consider a concierge [...]

ANOTHER FEDERAL JUDGE ISSUES INJUNCTION AGAINST HHS CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

Last July, Judge John Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado issued an injunction forbidding the government from taking action against a company called Hercules Industries for refusing to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees. Largely unnoticed due to the impending election, District Court Judge Robert Cleland of the Eastern District [...]

THE FIVE STAGES OF A CONSERVATIVE’S GRIEF

In today’s American Spectator I chronicle the five stages of grief endured by a conservative (i.e. yours truly) who has witnessed 61 million voters get fooled … again: Last Tuesday evening I went to bed in denial … I declined to believe that a majority of the voters were stupid enough to re-elect a President [...]