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MEDICAID: A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD FLIMFLAM

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss how Medicaid has morphed from a modest medical safety net for the poor into a bloated vote-buying scheme: Recently, while most of the media obsessed over the antics of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the nation passed a significant milestone. Medicaid, the federal-state program meant to provide a medical [...]

TRUMP STILL SUPPORTS SINGLE-PAYER

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the real news that has been drowned out by Trump’s brayings about Megyn Kelly. “The Donald” still supports single-payer: Most of Donald Trump’s public statements include the rote declaration that Obamacare is a disaster. This is true, of course, but it doesn’t tell us anything new. It’s only when [...]

A BONUS FOR A BOTCHED OBAMACARE EXCHANGE

In today’s American Spectator I ask how Maryland can recoup money from an IT contractor for an ill-fated “marketplace” that was paid for with taxpayer dollars provided by the federal government: When former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill that created his state’s Obamacare exchange, he bragged that it was “being established using no [...]

O’MALLEY, OBAMACARE & THE TECHNOCRACY MYTH

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Martin O’Malley’s pose as a “technocrat” and the disaster he presided over when Maryland tried to launch its Obamacare exchange: When Democrat Martin O’Malley announced his presidential bid, the media billed him as part of a new generation of talented technocrats. The former Maryland governor, as one outlet put [...]

FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD BLACK LIVERS MATTER

In today’s American Spectator I discuss one of the most disturbing aspects of Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting operation—its deliberate targeting of African-American women: If you have ever witnessed one of those “spontaneous” pro-abortion demonstrations held in Washington whenever Congress contemplates curtailing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, you may have noticed that there was something missing: [...]

WHY KRUGMAN LIES ABOUT OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss Paul Krugman’s pathological need to paint a completely counterfactual picture of Obamacare’s performance: We have all known someone who, having paid an exorbitant sum for a car that seems to spend a lot of time in the shop, insists it’s the best automobile he’s ever owned. That´s Paul Krugman [...]

MEDICARE’S VICTIMS

In today’s American Spectator I take a look at a new book by David Hogberg that disposes of the myth that Medicare is a spotless paragon of government-run health care. Despite the Supreme Court’s repeated attempts to prop it up, Obamacare is collapsing. This is obvious not merely to the majority of Americans who have [...]

OBAMACARE IS HERE TO PREY

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the continuing depredations of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act” as well as our President’s pathetic delusions about its permanence and efficacy: Saturday morning, fresh from his latest victory over the rule of law, President Obama delivered his weekly address to the bored technicians and sycophantic aides who make [...]

VIDEO EXPLAINING KING V. BURWELL

For anyone interested in some actual facts about King v. Burwell (as opposed to the BS that you’ve been getting from the “news” media): Via Cato

FAILURE IS WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the absurdity of the President’s claim that Obamacare is permanently woven into the nation’s social and medical fabric: Obamacare’s apologists, tired of being laughed at for claiming “it’s working,” have adopted a new talking point that they hope will produce less mirth. They now claim the law is such [...]