Category Archives: Universal BS

VIDEO: ROMNEY THANKS HIS “COLLABORATOR� ON MASSACHUSETTS REFORM BOONDOGGLE

If you need more proof that Mitt Romney cannot possibly debate health reform with the President, take a look at this video. It was shot at the signing of RomneyCare and it shows him thanking his “collaborator,” Ted Kennedy, for helping him foist this fiscal and medical disaster on Massachusetts: [ht Breitbart]

ROMNEYCARE: HEALTH COSTS STILL OUT OF CONTROL & PATIENT ACCESS IS UNIMPROVED

It has been 5 years since Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts universal coverage bill into law. And, although most people in the state now have “coverage,” the health “reform” law has been a miserable failure at controlling costs: Massachusetts’ uninsured rate plunged to the lowest in the nation … At the same time, health care premiums continued [...]

KIDS WITH MEDICAID “COVERAGE” HAVE LESS ACCESS TO ACTUAL CARE

As I have pointed out before, more than half of the uninsured to whom ObamaCare will allegedly provide health care will get it via the Medicaid program. Only one problem—Medicaid pays so poorly most doctors can’t afford to treat patients “covered” by the plan. The result is this: Children with Medicaid are far more likely than those [...]

HSIEH: DUDE, WHERE’S MY FREEDOM?

In his latest column for Pajamas Media, Paul Hsieh drives home the point that the battle over government-run health care is as much about individual liberty as it is about medicine: Benjamin Franklin once warned Americans that ‘they who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.’ Yet in the seemingly [...]

PAWLENTY PRAISES INSURANCE MANDATES

If you think Mitt Romney is the only Republican presidential hopeful with an affinity for laws forcing people to buy health insurance, think again. Tim Pawlenty never made Romney’s fatal error of signing a mandate into law, but it’s clear that he would have done so if given a chance. Here’s an audio of Pawlenty [...]

OBAMACARE’S CANARY IN THE COAL MINE

One of the people who would like to have the GOP nomination for President is Mitt Romney. Romney would almost certainly do a better job than the current occupant of the White House, but he has no prayer of getting the nomination. If he did, Obama would beat him badly.  Why? Because he has no credibly on health care. [...]

VIDEO: IS THE GOP REALLY DUMB ENOUGH TO NOMINATE THIS MAN FOR PRESIDENT?

Mitt Romney is, for all intents and purposes, the father of ObamaCare—a government boondoggle that busts the budget, raises health care costs and reduces access.  Even worse, it is apparently the first entitlement in history to grow less popular over time. That ad was put together by Massachusetts Dems highlighting Romney’s role in building the ObamaCare prototype. How the Hell is is [...]

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, [...]

GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Dr. Paul Hsieh has a good column at Liberty Ink Journal, exposing the wide chasm between the promises of socialized medicine and its actual results: An old joke runs, ‘In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.’ Nowhere is the gulf between theory and practice more clear than in socialized medical [...]

REAGAN ON GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE

Since yesterday was Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, it seemed appropriate to re-post this 1960s audio of the Gipper warning against Medicare mission creep. Here’s the money quote: One of the traditional methods of imposing statism, or socialism, on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as [...]