Monthly Archives January 2013

SEBELIUS THROWS AIDE UNDER THE BUS TO ESCAPE HATCH ACT SKULLDUGGERY

We all know that HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act by campaigning for Obama using taxpayers money, but now it looks like the whoppers she told to save her own skin has an HHS aide in legal trouble: The DNC … reimbursed HHS (rather than the Treasury Department) and reclassified it as travel, [...]

HSIEH: WHY DOCTORS SHOULD NOT ASK THEIR PATIENTS ABOUT GUNS

Included among the imperial decrees (i.e. executive orders) issued by our Dear Leader recently was one that will “clarify the Affordable Care Act” to encourage doctors to ask patients if they own guns. Paul Hsieh, in his latest column for Forbes explains why this is such a bad idea: Doctors already have a professional and [...]

IS OBAMACARE SOCIALISM OR FASCISM?

A couple of days ago, I noted that the CEO of Whole Foods Market had called ObamaCare a type of fascism. My column in today’s American Spectator discusses how the thought police have cowed him into walking back that statement. This is what he originally said: Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where [...]

WHOLE FOODS CEO: OBAMACARE IS FASCISM

John Mackey believes the market is the best vehicle for health care reform. And, several years ago, he equated ObamaCare with socialism: In countries like Canada and the U.K., there is no intrinsic right to health care … All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to [...]

EXCHANGE BATTLE MAY ADD $500 BILLION TO OBAMACARE PRICE TAG

Now that the deadline has passed for committing to the insurance exchanges without which ObamaCare cannot function, at least half the states have told the Obama administration to shove it: These 25 have told HHS to set up its own exchanges. This is a huge dilemma for Commissar Sebelius because she has pay for federally [...]

A PIMP FOR OBAMACARE FEELS THE PAIN

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the whining of Shadowfax, a long-time advocate of government-run healthcare who has just figured out that it is “arbitrary and disconnected from reality”: When I began writing about the menace of increased federal involvement in our medical delivery system, I was surprised to discover that some doctors actually supported [...]

VIDEO: FISCAL CLIFF DEAL REPEALS CLASS ACT

The “fiscal cliff” deal contains a number of little known provisions (Sound familiar?). The most important of these overturned the part of ObamaCare that created the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. This program was so badly designed that Kathleen Sebelius admitted HHS couldn’t pay for it and one of its own administrators [...]

A GUN RIGHTS PROVISION IN OBAMACARE?

This has to be the weirdest of ObamaCare’s provisions. The CNN “reporter” calls it a gift for the gun lobby, but it’s about as innocuous as anything in that egregious law. The only real question is how it got in a health care reform bill. Apparently, it went in to keep the NRA in Harry [...]

THE BATTLE OF THE OBAMACARE NARRATIVE

‎Paul Hsieh points out in Forbes that ObamaCare is already doing economic harm and reminds us not to let the Beltway propaganda merchants blame it on the market: As the problems of ObamaCare inevitably emerge, the big question will be whether they will be blamed on the residual free-market elements of our health system or [...]