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Condition Serious but Not Hopeless

An NRO Symposium Harry Reid scored a victory Saturday night. And part of the line of argument from those urging that senators vote against the motion to proceed Saturday night was: The bill is not likely to get better from here on in. So is it over? Abortion, high costs ...
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Screening for Cancer

Having barely digested the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forces’ suggestion that women between 40 and 50 years of age don’t need mammograms, American women now have to deal with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists’ recommendation that they don’t need Pap smears until they turn 21. But at least ...
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Healthcare Bill Advances in Senate, Despite Receiving Failing Grade from Health Experts; Democrats Block Filibuster in Party-Line Vote

OpenMarket.org, November 21, 2009 The healthcare bill is on the verge of passing the Senate, despite the fact that it has received a failing grade from healthcare experts like the Dean of Harvard Medical School, and the fact that it will increase taxes, deficits, and medical costs, while reducing lifesaving ...
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Democratic Senators Should Read the Polls

People can dismiss this as Fox News if they want, but it was Fox News in June too. And what has President Obama been doing since then? Health care, health care, bowing to foreign leaders, and more health care. Why would people be so opposed to the president’s $1.8 trillion ...
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Checking the ObamaCare Math

The health care debate has largely been a battle of numbers, and the most widely cited one — 46 million uninsured — isn’t even accurate. According to the census, the real number [1] of uninsured Americans is 28 million: 46 million, minus nine million non-citizens, minus nine million people on ...
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Americans Like Obamacare About as Much as Hillarycare

The number of respondents whose “impression” of President Obama is not only unfavorable but strongly so has tripled since January 16 (from 9 to 27 percent). By a margin of almost two-to-one (37 percent to 19 percent), respondents think that the quality of their health care would get worse, rather ...
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When Private Insurers Are No Longer Private

The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn reports that IMS, a respected global research and consulting firm, projected back in March that American drug companies would actually suffer negative growth from 2008–13. Then came Obamacare — or even the prospect of it. Now, as of last month, IMS has updated its projections ...
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Mission Remission

National Review Symposium, November 9, 2009 Now that we have lost the battle, how can we win the war? As the health-care debate moves to the Senate, Obamacare opponents should emphasize that the Senate bill is not remotely moderate. It would cost $1.7 trillion in its real first decade (2014–23), ...
Business & Economics

Health Reform Would Bury Small Business

Investor’s Business Daily, November 6, 2009 President Obama recently delivered a special address aimed at quelling small-business owners’ concerns about Democratic plans for health care reform. The legislation, he assured, would “benefit millions of small businesses” and was “being written with the interests of Americans like you and your employees ...
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SPN 2009 Conference: Final Day

Publius Forum, November 4, 2009 The Wednesday session began with a breakfast address by James K. Glassman the former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State during the George W. Bush administration. He spoke on Internet freedom (as opposed to net neutrality) and expressed his ...
Commentary

Condition Serious but Not Hopeless

An NRO Symposium Harry Reid scored a victory Saturday night. And part of the line of argument from those urging that senators vote against the motion to proceed Saturday night was: The bill is not likely to get better from here on in. So is it over? Abortion, high costs ...
Commentary

Screening for Cancer

Having barely digested the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forces’ suggestion that women between 40 and 50 years of age don’t need mammograms, American women now have to deal with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists’ recommendation that they don’t need Pap smears until they turn 21. But at least ...
Commentary

Healthcare Bill Advances in Senate, Despite Receiving Failing Grade from Health Experts; Democrats Block Filibuster in Party-Line Vote

OpenMarket.org, November 21, 2009 The healthcare bill is on the verge of passing the Senate, despite the fact that it has received a failing grade from healthcare experts like the Dean of Harvard Medical School, and the fact that it will increase taxes, deficits, and medical costs, while reducing lifesaving ...
Commentary

Democratic Senators Should Read the Polls

People can dismiss this as Fox News if they want, but it was Fox News in June too. And what has President Obama been doing since then? Health care, health care, bowing to foreign leaders, and more health care. Why would people be so opposed to the president’s $1.8 trillion ...
Commentary

Checking the ObamaCare Math

The health care debate has largely been a battle of numbers, and the most widely cited one — 46 million uninsured — isn’t even accurate. According to the census, the real number [1] of uninsured Americans is 28 million: 46 million, minus nine million non-citizens, minus nine million people on ...
Commentary

Americans Like Obamacare About as Much as Hillarycare

The number of respondents whose “impression” of President Obama is not only unfavorable but strongly so has tripled since January 16 (from 9 to 27 percent). By a margin of almost two-to-one (37 percent to 19 percent), respondents think that the quality of their health care would get worse, rather ...
Commentary

When Private Insurers Are No Longer Private

The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn reports that IMS, a respected global research and consulting firm, projected back in March that American drug companies would actually suffer negative growth from 2008–13. Then came Obamacare — or even the prospect of it. Now, as of last month, IMS has updated its projections ...
Commentary

Mission Remission

National Review Symposium, November 9, 2009 Now that we have lost the battle, how can we win the war? As the health-care debate moves to the Senate, Obamacare opponents should emphasize that the Senate bill is not remotely moderate. It would cost $1.7 trillion in its real first decade (2014–23), ...
Business & Economics

Health Reform Would Bury Small Business

Investor’s Business Daily, November 6, 2009 President Obama recently delivered a special address aimed at quelling small-business owners’ concerns about Democratic plans for health care reform. The legislation, he assured, would “benefit millions of small businesses” and was “being written with the interests of Americans like you and your employees ...
Commentary

SPN 2009 Conference: Final Day

Publius Forum, November 4, 2009 The Wednesday session began with a breakfast address by James K. Glassman the former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State during the George W. Bush administration. He spoke on Internet freedom (as opposed to net neutrality) and expressed his ...
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