Monthly Archives February 2013

PRIVATIZATION SHELLACS OBAMACARE MODEL

In today’s American Spectator, I describe how a private hospital management company is helping to save the UK from its crumbling system of socialized medicine: An excruciating irony of Obamacare is that its architects modeled many of its features after the UK’s National Health Service … The most obvious example is Obamacare’s rationing committee, the [...]

VIDEO: OBAMACARE’S $100 BILLION TAX HIKE

Beginning in 2014, Obamacare will impose a new sales tax on health insurance premiums. How much will it cost? According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the health insurance tax will exceed $100 billion. One can certainly see why the Democrats and the President call it the “Affordable Care Act”: [via AHIP]

YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS WILL BE REPORTED ON YOUR W-2 STARTING THIS YEAR

Not comfortable with that? Well, I’ve got some bad news for you: the information is going to be there whether you like it or not. Why? Because Obamacare requires it: Look closely at your new W-2 form this tax season. Notice Box 12 and the two-letter code DD. If you work for an employer with [...]

MSM COVERS UP CBO’S UPWARD REVISION OF OBAMACARE COST

The “news” media are still covering for our dear leader: NBC, ABC, and CBS have ignored a story that would damage the liberal narrative they are helping the White House to push. Two days ago, the Congressional Budget Office reported that it has revised its projections of the cost of ObamaCare’s insurance subsidies. Er … [...]

Obama’s Most Audacious SOTU Lie

That State of the Union speech was so dishonest that picking out the biggest whopper was no easy task. But your intrepid blogger took it on anyway in the American Spectator. It is difficult to say with certainly which of the many whoppers President Obama told tonight took the most crust to utter, but my [...]

DR. CARSON’S INCREDIBLE SPEECH ON PC, HEALTH CARE, THE DEBT & REDISTRIBUTION

This guy gives it to Obama and his accomplices straight from the shoulder at the National Prayer Breakfast. My favorite line is the one in which he says every child should be given a Health Savings Account at birth. For you “progressives,” the HSA is a free market tool with which people can take charge [...]

REVISION TO HHS MANDATE A BAD JOKE

As I pointed out last Friday in the American Spectator, the HHS contraception mandate is little more than a political payoff to Big Pharma. And judging from the “revision” to the mandate issued by HHS on the same day, the fix is still in. As Yuval Levin at NRO phrases it: It doesn’t actually exempt [...]

CRONY CONTRACEPTION

In today’s American Spectator I point out that the HHS contraception mandate is nothing more than a payoff to Big Pharma for its support of Obamacare: Why would the Obama administration, having won the legislative struggle to get Obamacare passed and fought a brutal legal battle to prevent it from being overturned by the Supreme [...]