Category Archives: Bureaucratic BS

KING BARACK REWRITES OBAMACARE… AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss His Majesty’s latest illegal decree: Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient [...]

THE OBVIOUS LESSONS OF THE VA SCANDAL

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest VA scandal and suggest a way to end the long history of atrocities committed by the Veterans Medical Healthcare System: My father was a veteran of World War II, and thus eligible to receive medical treatment at the VA hospital that operated a few miles from our [...]

DRUG RATIONING FOR SENIORS BEGINS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss an under-reported and ominous proposal by the Beltway bureaucrats who run Medicare: Since passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, seniors enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program have been guaranteed access to “all or substantially all” of the drugs in several classes of pharmaceuticals. President Obama’s health [...]

BIG EMR

Paul Hsieh, MD, provides some insight into the profound way electronic medical records are changing the practice of medicine. The primary use of EMR isn’t to improve efficiency, but rather to make it easier for Dr. Beltway to control how doctors deliver care: Why is the government pushing EMRs so aggressively? One clue comes from [...]

LATEST OCARE FOUL-UP FAVORS SMOKERS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss how the latest Obamacare implementation snafu will force non-smokers to subsidize smokers. Last week the Associated Press reported: In yet another health care overhaul delay, the administration has quietly notified insurers that a computer system problem will limit penalties that the law says the companies may charge smokers. A [...]

THE WHEELS COME OFF OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the gradual disintegration of Obamacare and the growing frustration of its advocates with Obama and the bureaucrats who are supposed to be implementing the monstrosity: I recently came across a post in Time’s Swampland blog titled, “Obamacare Incompetence” … It seems that Joe Klein, a usually reliable Democrat hack, [...]

THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGES: ANYONE THINK THEY’LL BE UP-AND-RUNNING BY OCTOBER?

If so, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in purchasing. To quote one of Michael Barone’s readers (via PJ Tattler), whose 35 years of IT experience provides the kind of insight required to understand the complexity of the task: The federal government is going to build 50 exchanges, using a data [...]

HERE’S YOUR 21-PAGE OBAMACARE APP

Before the era of Obamacare, it was well-known among the informed that a significant percentage of the fabled uninsured were eligible for Medicaid and other types of assistance, but were just too lazy to apply. What do you think these people are going to do when confronted with this bureaucrat-spawned morass?

THE STATES CAN STILL KILL OBAMCARE

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses the possibility that the states can cause ObamaCare to die on the vine by refusing to set up its insurance exchanges: Although the voters can put an end to the madness on November 6, the states don’t need to wait until Election Day to take aim at ObamaCare’s [...]

FEDS PUNISH CITIZENS FOR CHOOSING NOT TO GO ON MEDICARE

The Medicare program has an unfunded liability exceeding $30 trillion (yes trillion, with a T). So, you’d think that our masters in Washington would be happy if some citizens chose to save the taxpayers money by opting out of Medicare when they reach Social Security age. Unfortunately, as Quin Hillyer reports, that’s not how the [...]