Category Archives: Obamacare BS

OBAMACARE’S AMAZING WAYBACK CLAUSE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the ridiculous claim by the President and his supporters that Obamacare slowed down health care inflation even before it was implemented: Obamacare’s boosters have made many implausible assertions about its supposed successes … But any list of their most comical claims would have to include those involving the law’s [...]

THE SUM OF ALL OBAMACARIAN FEARS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss what really scares Obamacare advocates about King v. Burwell. They are terrified that SCOTUS will send PPACA back to Congress for repairs, and that the new majority might actually heed the will of the voters: Justice Scalia said as much, during oral arguments, after listening to Solicitor General Donald [...]

KENNEDY WON’T SAVE OBAMACARE’S BACON

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the pathetic hope by PPACA supporters that a single question asked by Justice Kennedy during Wednesday’s King v. Burwell hearing means he’ll support the Obama administration’s illegal attempt to rewrite the law: Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]