Category Archives: Uninsured BS

UNINSURED: OBAMACARE IS UNAFFORDABLE

In today’s American Spectator, I explain why only 10 percent of the uninsured have enrolled in Obamacare. A new survey confirms that the ‘Affordable Care Act’ has failed to achieve one of its most important goals — making health coverage accessible to the uninsured. As the Washington Post reports, ‘Just one in 10 uninsured people [...]

GET SHAFTED AMERICA

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses “Get Covered America,” the much-anticipated propaganda campaign from the Obama regime’s front group “Enroll America.” The alleged purpose of this campaign is to connect the uninsured to Obamacare’s insurance exchanges. But this suggests a question: During the health reform debate, we were repeatedly told by the White House, [...]

SAVAGING SANTORUM

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses the hits Rick Santorum has been taking from the “news” media since his stunning performance last week in Iowa. Among other things, they are attacking him for rejecting a study on the connection between lack of insurance and patient mortality: Among the nuggets they have unearthed involves an [...]

A “RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE” IS A RIGHT TO STEAL YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PROPERTY

Paul Hsieh has a great column in The Objective Standard about the fundamentally immoral foundation of the claim, often made by progressives, that health care is a “human right”: Rights are not entitlements to goods or services produced by others; rather, they are prerogatives to freedom of action, such as the right to free speech, [...]

JOBS TALK AND BS WALKS

As I noted a couple of months ago, the volume of uninsured patients at my hospital and most others is spiking because people are losing their insurance coverage along with their jobs. So, yesterday’s bad news about unemployment was not welcome: Lack of confidence in the economic recovery led employers to shed a more-than-expected 85,000 net jobs in December [...]

WAPO: LIEBERMAN WANTS THOUSANDS TO DIE

Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, in a snit because Joe Lieberman won’t sign off on Harry Reid’s latest ”reform” boondoggle, accuses the Connecticut Senator of wanting to kill people for political revenge: At this point, Lieberman seems primarily motivated by torturing liberals. That is to say, he seems willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of [...]

FIDDLING AS UNEMPLOYMENT METASTASIZES

The uninsured volume at my hospital, like most others around the country, is spiking because people are losing their insurance coverage along with their jobs. This video shows how far unemployment has been allowed to metastasize: If the President, congressional Democrats, and their increasingly delusional supporters REALLY want to reduce the number of people without insurance, they will focus [...]

OBAMA’S “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” RECOVERY

In the last few months, my hospital has seen a dramatic spike in uninsured admissions. In October alone, the percentage of our patients with no insurance jumped by 7%. This is obviously the result of increased unemployment. People without jobs tend to be uninsured. These patients recieve the same high-quality care as all our patients get, but they [...]

SHOULD YOU GO TO JAIL FOR NOT BUYING INSURANCE?

Nancy Pelosi thinks so. Her recently passed health care “reform” bill contains a provision mandating jail time for people who choose not to buy insurance and also fail to pay a fine for that choice. Today, she was asked “Do you think it’s fair to send people to jail who don’t buy health insurance?” She cooly [...]

GOP OFFERS “ME TOO” REFORM PLAN

It isn’t as bad as the various Democrat plans, but it’s nothing to write home about. The major problem with the Republican version of health reform is that it is a ”disconnected set of ideas,” as John Goodman phrases it,  cobbled together with very little serious thought. As to the plan’s specifics, it’s not all bad. It would, for example, permit [...]