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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: [...]

OBAMACARE’S COMING YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY

In my latest column in the American Spectator, I point out that King v. Burwell is by no means the only legal threat that Obamacare will face in 2015. Ironically, considering the number of apocalyptic headlines it has produced, King v. Burwell probably presents less danger to the “reform” law than either of two additional [...]

OBAMACARE AND EUGENICS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Jonathan Gruber’s use of the term “positive selection” in one of his papers about abortion. This term, as he uses it, is right out of Eugenics 101: The scariest words uttered during Jonathan Gruber’s recent appearance before the House Oversight Committee were “positive selection.” They were read aloud by [...]

WHO MOVED MY MEDIA?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the hypocrisy of The New Republic’s high-profile writers regarding change: For years, the Washington press corps has been telling us that our medical delivery system was antiquated and unable to meet the needs of its 21st century customers … Over the past several days, we have had the opportunity [...]

IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A GOP MOLE?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the ironic fact that President Obama has done more damage to the Democrats than the Republicans could possibly have managed without him: When President Obama took office in 2009, his party was in better shape than it had been since the era following Watergate. The Democrats controlled both houses [...]