Category: "Health Care"

It's not "The Long Life-Expectancy State"

One of the best from my friend Don Boudreaux: (Let me know if you're not on Don's e-mail list but would like to be.) ------------ It's entertaining to imagine what Mencken, puffing on his ever-present cigar, would say to Mr. DeMarco.Donhttp://www.c… more »

Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Repeal Obamacare

Over at Bloomberg News, former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and a co-author explain why Obamacare's assault on small business means the law should be repealed.  It's great intellectual ammunition for lovers of capitalism and liberty. See "Health La… more »

Donald Berwick: Obama's health care socializer-in-chief?

Over at, Ben Domenech has done a great job putting together a brief introduction to Barack Obama's nominee to be the new head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services.  His name is Donald Berwick, and he is the archetypal Progressive… more »

My letter to the NY Times regarding health care consumption

The NY Times ran a letter by me in their Sunday issue in response to a ridiculous article by one of their most ridiculous columnists, David Leonhardt. Leonhardt blamed everyone but the real culprits for the overconsumption of health care services in Ame… more »

Report: Bart Stupak to retire

The Hill is reporting that Bart Stupak who was pro-life before he wasn't will announce his retirement. Just the latest Democrat to see the writing on the wall, though Stupak deserved it even more than most. What makes Stupak's retirement more interes… more »

Mitch Daniels: We're all Europeans now

The always excellent Mitch Daniels, Republican Governor of Indiana, whom I hope will run for president one day, hit the nail on the head with a short and not-so-sweet piece in Friday's Wall Street Journal: See "We Good Europeans", Mitch Daniels, WSJ, 3… more »

Quin Hillyer and Chemical Sam: Revenge and Anger on tap

Every once in a while, a good dose of well-founded anger is useful. Quin Hillyer offers us perhaps the best summary I've yet seen of Barack Obama's dishonesty, and the Democrats' treachery and contempt for the Constitution and the liberty of Americans… more »

Obama's campaign promise against insurance mandate

H/T Phil Kerpen Obamacare burdens Americans with exactly the draconian approach that Obama campaigned against in the Democrat primary race... more »

A Deere in Obamacare's Headlights

What do Caterpillar and John Deere have in common?  Besides being America's two of biggest makers of heavy equipment, they have both announced huge increases in expenses due to ObamaCare.  Wednesday, Caterpillar made official its estimate of $100 million… more »

What "covering 30 million Americans" really means

What do Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama mean when they crow about ObamaCare covering 30 million more Americans with health insurance?  To answer that question, you have to ask two things: Do the currently uninsured want or need to be insured?  And where do… more »
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