Category Archives: Obamacare BS

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR CALL HHS BLUFF

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the unusual order from SCOTUS proposing an alternative to the Obama administration’s “accommodation” for religious organizations, and the telling responses of the litigants. Shortly following oral arguments in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, with which the Supreme Court consolidated six additional lawsuits challenging the HHS contraception mandate, […]

TRUMP’S HEALTH CARE PLAN JUST GOT SCARIER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the Trump campaign’s double talk on Obamacare. One of his top advisers told the NYT that any replacement “must be bipartisan.” Ronald Reagan famously said that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” As Obamacare has demonstrated […]

OBAMACARE AT SIX: A LEGACY OF DECEPTION

In my latest column for the American Spectator, I list a few of the biggest whoppers the President and his accomplices have told, and are still telling, about Obamacare. Obamacare just turned six and the President is still attempting to convince a skeptical public that his ‘reform’ law is working. On the anniversary of its […]

WILL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY DIE WITH SCALIA?

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the implications of Justice Scalia’s death for an important case involving the Obama administration’s assault on religious liberty: The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was more than a tragedy for his family and American jurisprudence. It was a calamity for religious liberty. The Court will soon hear […]

OBAMACARE, CRUZ AND THE TRUMP CRACK-UP

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Donald Trump’s wacky accusation that Ted Cruz “gave us Obamacare.” Trump’s loss in Iowa has driven him over the edge: Most of us who have followed the GOP nomination contest expected Donald Trump to show his posterior pursuant to his loss to Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, […]

OBAMACARE TIGHTENS YOKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the latest burden placed on small businesses by the hilariously titled “Affordable Care Act.” This may be the dumbest provision in the law, and that’s a high bar to get over. One of the worst of Obamacare’s ill-conceived provisions went quietly into effect on January 1. The employer mandate, […]

OBAMACARE ENDURES LINGCHI

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the economic realities that are catching up with Obamacare. Its morass of perverse incentives are slowly dismembering the thing piece by piece. Until the 19th century, the Chinese practiced a method of torture called lingchi. Better known as “death by a thousand cuts” it involved slicing small pieces of […]

OCARE GRANT SCANDAL: CONGRESS AWAKES!

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the fact that the House has finally decided to conduct a serious investigation into the billions of unspent Obamacare start-up grants that disappeared into the coffers of Democrat states never to be seen again: Last April, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued an alert concerning the misuse of […]

GRANT THEFT OBAMACARE

In the American Spectator I discuss $3.2 billion in Obamacare start-up grants that Democrat-run states never spent and refuse to return to CMS. They have, in effect, stolen this money from the taxpayers. Between 2010 and 2014, CMS) awarded $4.6 billion in Obamacare start-up grants to 16 Democrat-controlled states and the District of Columbia. $1.4 […]

OBAMACARE’S BLUE STATE MONEY LAUNDRY

In the American Spectator, I discuss the apparent intention of the Obama administration to create Democrat slush funds by laundering federal grant money through state-based exchanges. When Maryland’s Attorney General announced last summer that his office had negotiated a settlement whereby $45 million would be recouped from the IT contractor that botched the state’s Obamacare […]