Sally C. Pipes

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Healthcare 101: Congressional ‘reform’ measures are bad news

With public support for his healthcare reform plan eroding fast, President Obama has attempted to cut a higher profile on the issue, most recently during a televised primetime news conference and at Town Hall meetings now taking place around the country. Less than half of Americans approve of the president’s ...
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Obamacare’s Error

The New York Post, July 31, 2009 DON’T be distracted by the inside-the-beltway haggling over arcane details — ponder the big picture and apply common sense to the claims of our would-be health reformers. This week’s so-called breakthroughs on both the House and Senate sides illustrate how our politicians are ...
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Mass Disaster

Forbes.com, July 29, 2009 The Bay State shows how not to reform health care. “Will Commonwealth care cost taxpayers more? No!” So wrote Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in November 2004, the economy then still in full bloom. “Neither the state nor the taxpayers can afford to pay more.” It’s worth ...
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A Baucus-sized blunder on health care reform

Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus, D-Mont., has taken center stage in Washington with the release of his highly anticipated health care reform plan. His proposal will likely serve as the foundation of whatever legislation emerges from Congress. Sen. Baucus had promised to be bipartisan. This summer, he convened the ...
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Sally C. Pipes: Texas-style health care reform is bigger and better

President Obama’s campaign for healthcare reform has run into an unexpected roadblock — other Democrats. And, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, said yesterday that the Senate would not be voting on a bill prior to the August recess. The president wanted to get a bill passed before the recess ...
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Health Reform Puts Innovation At Risk

Investor’s Business Daily, July 23, 2009 President Obama and congressional Democrats have spelled out few details in their health reform plan. But one thing is certain — it’s going to be expensive. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office puts the price tag of the current proposal from Sen. ...
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‘Reform’ Will Cost Us More For Less

New York Post, July 20, 2009 State Policy Network, July 22, 2009 Health care reform is turning into the ultimate bait and switch. Candidate Barack Obama promised Americans savings of $2,500, expanded coverage and no generalized tax increase in the form of an individual mandate. Yet President Obama is endorsing ...
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Patients, not lawmakers, should control health care reform

Congressional Republicans — as well as some Democrats — are butting heads with President Barack Obama and his congressional allies over the latter group’s desire for a “public option” in health care. This new government-run insurance program would theoretically compete against the 1,300 private insurance companies already in existence as ...
Health Care

California Feminist Seeking Young, Healthy Man to Subsidize Health Care Costs: Must Enjoy Higher Premiums

Groups claiming to support women’s rights have recently thrown their support behind California bills AB 199 and SB 54, which would ban the practice of gender rating in the individual insurance market. If enacted, this legislation will have adverse consequences that seem to have escaped notice. Gender rating enables insurance ...
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Don’t mimic the Massachusetts Way on health care reform

The Examiner (Washington, D.C.), July 6, 2009 In 2006, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was hailed as a visionary for signing one of the most expansive health reform bills in the country. “MassCare” aimed to expand health insurance, achieve universal coverage, and bring down costs through a complicated set of government ...
Commentary

Healthcare 101: Congressional ‘reform’ measures are bad news

With public support for his healthcare reform plan eroding fast, President Obama has attempted to cut a higher profile on the issue, most recently during a televised primetime news conference and at Town Hall meetings now taking place around the country. Less than half of Americans approve of the president’s ...
Commentary

Obamacare’s Error

The New York Post, July 31, 2009 DON’T be distracted by the inside-the-beltway haggling over arcane details — ponder the big picture and apply common sense to the claims of our would-be health reformers. This week’s so-called breakthroughs on both the House and Senate sides illustrate how our politicians are ...
Commentary

Mass Disaster

Forbes.com, July 29, 2009 The Bay State shows how not to reform health care. “Will Commonwealth care cost taxpayers more? No!” So wrote Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in November 2004, the economy then still in full bloom. “Neither the state nor the taxpayers can afford to pay more.” It’s worth ...
Commentary

A Baucus-sized blunder on health care reform

Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus, D-Mont., has taken center stage in Washington with the release of his highly anticipated health care reform plan. His proposal will likely serve as the foundation of whatever legislation emerges from Congress. Sen. Baucus had promised to be bipartisan. This summer, he convened the ...
Commentary

Sally C. Pipes: Texas-style health care reform is bigger and better

President Obama’s campaign for healthcare reform has run into an unexpected roadblock — other Democrats. And, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, said yesterday that the Senate would not be voting on a bill prior to the August recess. The president wanted to get a bill passed before the recess ...
Commentary

Health Reform Puts Innovation At Risk

Investor’s Business Daily, July 23, 2009 President Obama and congressional Democrats have spelled out few details in their health reform plan. But one thing is certain — it’s going to be expensive. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office puts the price tag of the current proposal from Sen. ...
Commentary

‘Reform’ Will Cost Us More For Less

New York Post, July 20, 2009 State Policy Network, July 22, 2009 Health care reform is turning into the ultimate bait and switch. Candidate Barack Obama promised Americans savings of $2,500, expanded coverage and no generalized tax increase in the form of an individual mandate. Yet President Obama is endorsing ...
Commentary

Patients, not lawmakers, should control health care reform

Congressional Republicans — as well as some Democrats — are butting heads with President Barack Obama and his congressional allies over the latter group’s desire for a “public option” in health care. This new government-run insurance program would theoretically compete against the 1,300 private insurance companies already in existence as ...
Health Care

California Feminist Seeking Young, Healthy Man to Subsidize Health Care Costs: Must Enjoy Higher Premiums

Groups claiming to support women’s rights have recently thrown their support behind California bills AB 199 and SB 54, which would ban the practice of gender rating in the individual insurance market. If enacted, this legislation will have adverse consequences that seem to have escaped notice. Gender rating enables insurance ...
Commentary

Don’t mimic the Massachusetts Way on health care reform

The Examiner (Washington, D.C.), July 6, 2009 In 2006, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was hailed as a visionary for signing one of the most expansive health reform bills in the country. “MassCare” aimed to expand health insurance, achieve universal coverage, and bring down costs through a complicated set of government ...
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