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Manufactured Healthcare Crisis

The American Thinker, August 16, 2009 Lux Libertas, August 16, 2009 These are perilous times. Last November’s election of Barack Obama and a filibuster-proof majority of Democrats in both houses allowed a virulent cabal to capture our nation’s seat of power. As with the Democrat takeover of Congress in 2006, ...
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‘Cost’: Health Care’s Four-Letter Word

Forbes.com, July 24, 2009 So why not foster competition? World War II veteran Jack Tagg is losing vision in his right eye. He suffers from macular degeneration, a progressive illness that causes blindness. A drug could slow the deterioration, but the British government refused to pay for it, arguing he ...
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

Coming Soon: The Nightmare From Up There

In his recent speech to the American Medical Association, President Obama counseled Americans to beware “dire warnings about socialized medicine and government takeovers; long lines, and rationed care; decisions made by bureaucrats and not doctors.” Unfortunately for the president, there are a few Cassandras whose warnings are worth heeding. Chief ...
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ABC Pulls John Stossel’s Canadian Healthcare Piece

John Stossel, ABC News’ co-anchor of “20/20” and a New York Times best-selling author, likes to take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, but hold the phone on his new healthcare special — it was pulled to make room for yet more coverage of Michael Jackson. Bad ...
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Restaurant Menu Labeling Mandate Debated

Citing a need to curb childhood obesity, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has signed on as Senate sponsor of a federal bill to require calorie counts on restaurant menus. House Resolution 2426, the Menu Education and Labeling (MEAL) Act, would extend federal food labeling requirements from packaged products to ...
Commentary

“Better” Health Care?

President Obama says government will make health care cheaper and better. But there’s no free lunch. In England, health care is “free” — as long as you don’t mind waiting. People wait so long for dentist appointments that some pull their own teeth. Real Clear Politics, July 1, 2009 The ...
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Canadian Health Care: The End of Innovation? – ABC News

Government Controlled Health Care Means Waiting Lines, Serious Drawbacks President Obama said that the government is going to “fix what is broken about health care in America.” It sounds like a great idea, but often what sounds good has unintended consequences. John Stossel discovers some dead-serious drawbacks to socialized medicine. ...
Commentary

ObamaCare Isn’t Inevitable

While still good, President Barack Obama’s political health is deteriorating, threatened by what he thought would be balm — his ambitious plan for a government takeover of health care. Mr. Obama remains slightly more popular than most presidents have been in their opening months. But his job approval rating has ...
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Not Surprisingly, Howard Dean Favors Public Health Plan

Former governor of Vermont and chairman of the Democratic party Howard Dean, not surprisingly, endorses President Obama’s desire for a public health-plan option. He has been a supporter of a single-payer health-care system for years, and celebrating the idea as a stepping stone to a fully government-run system. Dean is ...
Business & Economics

Manufactured Healthcare Crisis

The American Thinker, August 16, 2009 Lux Libertas, August 16, 2009 These are perilous times. Last November’s election of Barack Obama and a filibuster-proof majority of Democrats in both houses allowed a virulent cabal to capture our nation’s seat of power. As with the Democrat takeover of Congress in 2006, ...
Commentary

‘Cost’: Health Care’s Four-Letter Word

Forbes.com, July 24, 2009 So why not foster competition? World War II veteran Jack Tagg is losing vision in his right eye. He suffers from macular degeneration, a progressive illness that causes blindness. A drug could slow the deterioration, but the British government refused to pay for it, arguing he ...
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

Coming Soon: The Nightmare From Up There

In his recent speech to the American Medical Association, President Obama counseled Americans to beware “dire warnings about socialized medicine and government takeovers; long lines, and rationed care; decisions made by bureaucrats and not doctors.” Unfortunately for the president, there are a few Cassandras whose warnings are worth heeding. Chief ...
Commentary

ABC Pulls John Stossel’s Canadian Healthcare Piece

John Stossel, ABC News’ co-anchor of “20/20” and a New York Times best-selling author, likes to take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, but hold the phone on his new healthcare special — it was pulled to make room for yet more coverage of Michael Jackson. Bad ...
Commentary

Restaurant Menu Labeling Mandate Debated

Citing a need to curb childhood obesity, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has signed on as Senate sponsor of a federal bill to require calorie counts on restaurant menus. House Resolution 2426, the Menu Education and Labeling (MEAL) Act, would extend federal food labeling requirements from packaged products to ...
Commentary

“Better” Health Care?

President Obama says government will make health care cheaper and better. But there’s no free lunch. In England, health care is “free” — as long as you don’t mind waiting. People wait so long for dentist appointments that some pull their own teeth. Real Clear Politics, July 1, 2009 The ...
Commentary

Canadian Health Care: The End of Innovation? – ABC News

Government Controlled Health Care Means Waiting Lines, Serious Drawbacks President Obama said that the government is going to “fix what is broken about health care in America.” It sounds like a great idea, but often what sounds good has unintended consequences. John Stossel discovers some dead-serious drawbacks to socialized medicine. ...
Commentary

ObamaCare Isn’t Inevitable

While still good, President Barack Obama’s political health is deteriorating, threatened by what he thought would be balm — his ambitious plan for a government takeover of health care. Mr. Obama remains slightly more popular than most presidents have been in their opening months. But his job approval rating has ...
Commentary

Not Surprisingly, Howard Dean Favors Public Health Plan

Former governor of Vermont and chairman of the Democratic party Howard Dean, not surprisingly, endorses President Obama’s desire for a public health-plan option. He has been a supporter of a single-payer health-care system for years, and celebrating the idea as a stepping stone to a fully government-run system. Dean is ...
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