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KING V. BURWELL IS MUCH BIGGER THAN OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss why Wednesday’s oral arguments before SCOTUS will cover issues that, in the long term, are far more important than health care reform or insurance subsidies: John Adams, in a 1775 essay referencing the Roman historian Livy and other sources, wrote that a republic was’a nation of laws, not of [...]

NO, MR. PRESIDENT, OBAMACARE ISN’T WORKING

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest futile attempt by the White House to convince us that this smoking train wreck is working: Last week, the White House took to Twitter for purposes of publicizing its latest Obamacare enrollment blarney. Far more informative than the tweet’s fictitious sign-up numbers was the schmaltzy video to [...]

OBAMACARE RULING MAY END CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the absurdly apocalyptic predictions that have appeared in the media about the consequences of a Supreme Court ruling against the government in King v. Burwell. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell three weeks from now, and the possibility that the justices might uphold the [...]

UNINSURED BALK AT OBAMACARE BITE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the discovery by Kaiser that half of the uninsured remain without coverage because the cost of insurance is too high under Obamacare: When it became obvious a couple of years ago that Obamacare would accelerate health care inflation, the law’s boosters began claiming that cost control was never its [...]

STEVEN BRILL’S LATEST WORK OF FICTION

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss America’s Bitter Pill, the largely fictitious account of Obamacare’s conception and passage written by Steven Brill: I put off reading Steven Brill’s new book for much the same reason I procrastinate when it’s time to clean the gutters on my house. I was sure it would be a boring [...]

TAVENNER TAKES A POWDER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the resignation of CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner and her legacy of incompetence and corruption: Marilyn Tavenner, the Obama administration official who presided over Obamacare’s worst debacles and most devious deceptions, has finally made an intelligent decision—she resigned. Tavenner ran the government bureaucracy responsible for the inept rollout of HealthCare.gov, [...]

OBAMACARE HITS HARVARD, FACULTY FUMES

The reaction of the Harvard faculty to the depredations of Obamacare is one of the most satisfying stories I have read since November. Robert Pear, one of the few honest writers at the NYT, reveals how these hypocrites respond to being treated like the hoi polloi: For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy [...]

OBAMACARE: THE REAL PAIN STARTS THIS YEAR

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the employer mandate and other aspects of Obamacare whose ill effects will be personally felt by most Americans beginning in 2015: Obamacare was designed such that its most harmful provisions would not be implemented until after the President had been returned to office for a second term and his [...]

HAPPY EMPLOYER MANDATE DAY!

Our alleged President illegally postponed Obamacare’s employer mandate until after the recent midterms in the vain hope that it would preserve the Democrat Senate majority. But it went into effect today: Starting Jan. 1, employers with 100 or more full-time workers face hefty increases in their health insurance costs as they comply for the first [...]

GRUBER TOLD OBAMA IN 2009 THAT PPACA WAS UNAFFORDABLE

Jonathan Gruber really is the gift that keeps on giving. The Daily Caller has found yet another example of the professor committing candor: President Obama’s health care adviser Jonathan Gruber said that the Affordable Care Act would definitely not be affordable while he was writing the bill with the White House. According to The DC: [...]