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Nurses Beware! Don’t Let Your Union Win the Health Care Fight

The California Nurses Association (CNA) is quarterbacking the drive for single-payer, government-monopoly health care. Such a system, experience shows, creates problems for nurses and patients alike. The CNA is so powerful that a recent Wall Street Journal article described it as “co-equal” with management in governing operations at many facilities ...
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Jesse Jackson on Health Reform!

According to Mr. Jackson, Medicare, the U.S. government’s single-payer system for seniors is the most popular health plan in the U.S. Well, if I was able to get taxpayers to pay 53% of my medical claims, I suppose I’d be satisfied too. Even so, 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have some ...
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Killing insurance

Prez’s promises a death knell In his Wednesday speech, President Obama fired up the troops on the urgency of reducing the number of uninsured in this country and achieving universal coverage via insurance regulations and forcing all Americans to buy insurance. Under his plan, insurers would be faced with “guaranteed ...
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Say No To Government Health Care

Government insurance for health care—the public option—is an inappropriate cure that the American body politic is rejecting. Canadians spend 10 percent of annual GDP on health care, while Americans spend 16 percent. However, Canadians experience long waiting lists for diagnosis and treatment, rationed care, and limited access to doctors and ...
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President Obama’s Healthcare Address to Congress

President Obama’s Healthcare Address to Congress On September 9, 2009 President Obama gave a Congressional address to make his case for healthcare reform. In the address he stated: “There are those on the left who believe that the only way to fix the system is through a single-payer system like ...
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The Experts on Obama’s Health Care Speech

Frontpage Magazine, September 10, 2009 Doc’s Talk, September 10, 2009 FP: Sally Pipes and David Gratzer, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Sally Pipes, let me start with you. Your thoughts on Obama’s speech? Pipes: President Obama gave a very passionate 48-minute speech to Congress and the nation tonight, his 29th address ...
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Review of the Obama Speech

2. The $900 billion figure is phony, in that it is an (under)estimate for the first decade in which the various tax increases are implemented before the increased federal spending takes effect. On a ten-year basis — even if we accept all of the other assumptions implicit in the $900 ...
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Shut Up, He Explained

It’s a sign of how badly things are going for Barack Obama on the make-or-break issue of his tenure that the president delivered yesterday’s prime time health care address in a forum traditionally reserved for national crises. But with public disapproval of the president’s handling of health care rising to ...
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Health Overhaul Partisanship Hit

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain unable to reach a bipartisan agreement on a health care reform plan, some policy analysts are questioning the congressional majority’s willingness to put partisan politics aside and work together to improve health care policy. “None of the Democratic proposals are ‘reform’; rather, they are ...
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Liberal Doctors and Distortions about the Uninsured in America

Last July ’09 the WSJ published an article by Carl Bialik, The Unhealthy Accounting of Uninsured Americans: Congressional debate over health care hinges on numbers projected a decade forward to make sure the plan can be paid for. But it’s hard enough pinning down today’s numbers. The Census Bureau estimates ...
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Nurses Beware! Don’t Let Your Union Win the Health Care Fight

The California Nurses Association (CNA) is quarterbacking the drive for single-payer, government-monopoly health care. Such a system, experience shows, creates problems for nurses and patients alike. The CNA is so powerful that a recent Wall Street Journal article described it as “co-equal” with management in governing operations at many facilities ...
Commentary

Jesse Jackson on Health Reform!

According to Mr. Jackson, Medicare, the U.S. government’s single-payer system for seniors is the most popular health plan in the U.S. Well, if I was able to get taxpayers to pay 53% of my medical claims, I suppose I’d be satisfied too. Even so, 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have some ...
Commentary

Killing insurance

Prez’s promises a death knell In his Wednesday speech, President Obama fired up the troops on the urgency of reducing the number of uninsured in this country and achieving universal coverage via insurance regulations and forcing all Americans to buy insurance. Under his plan, insurers would be faced with “guaranteed ...
Commentary

Say No To Government Health Care

Government insurance for health care—the public option—is an inappropriate cure that the American body politic is rejecting. Canadians spend 10 percent of annual GDP on health care, while Americans spend 16 percent. However, Canadians experience long waiting lists for diagnosis and treatment, rationed care, and limited access to doctors and ...
Commentary

President Obama’s Healthcare Address to Congress

President Obama’s Healthcare Address to Congress On September 9, 2009 President Obama gave a Congressional address to make his case for healthcare reform. In the address he stated: “There are those on the left who believe that the only way to fix the system is through a single-payer system like ...
Commentary

The Experts on Obama’s Health Care Speech

Frontpage Magazine, September 10, 2009 Doc’s Talk, September 10, 2009 FP: Sally Pipes and David Gratzer, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Sally Pipes, let me start with you. Your thoughts on Obama’s speech? Pipes: President Obama gave a very passionate 48-minute speech to Congress and the nation tonight, his 29th address ...
Commentary

Review of the Obama Speech

2. The $900 billion figure is phony, in that it is an (under)estimate for the first decade in which the various tax increases are implemented before the increased federal spending takes effect. On a ten-year basis — even if we accept all of the other assumptions implicit in the $900 ...
Commentary

Shut Up, He Explained

It’s a sign of how badly things are going for Barack Obama on the make-or-break issue of his tenure that the president delivered yesterday’s prime time health care address in a forum traditionally reserved for national crises. But with public disapproval of the president’s handling of health care rising to ...
Commentary

Health Overhaul Partisanship Hit

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain unable to reach a bipartisan agreement on a health care reform plan, some policy analysts are questioning the congressional majority’s willingness to put partisan politics aside and work together to improve health care policy. “None of the Democratic proposals are ‘reform’; rather, they are ...
Commentary

Liberal Doctors and Distortions about the Uninsured in America

Last July ’09 the WSJ published an article by Carl Bialik, The Unhealthy Accounting of Uninsured Americans: Congressional debate over health care hinges on numbers projected a decade forward to make sure the plan can be paid for. But it’s hard enough pinning down today’s numbers. The Census Bureau estimates ...
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