Nothing destroys a nation’s healthcare system more thoroughly than mandating free care

Mandating that healthcare be provided for free appears to be a noble and worthy goal for any government, one that progressives have been advocating for decades.  When put into place, mandating free healthcare has always produced disastrous results.  The progressives running for president should take careful note of this before continuing to call for Medicare … Continue reading Nothing destroys a nation’s healthcare system more thoroughly than mandating free care

Non Tweets Under the Fedora for 12-15-18 Obamacare, Kaepernick, Panahi & Pope Francis, Fighting Nazis, and Chris Rock’s rules in Action

Came home to read a Denver post story that a Conservative >federal Judge in Texas ruled Obamacare unconstitutional without the tax. Funny I don't remember the MSM describing the judges who kept ruling against Trump as "liberal". I wounder if Justice Roberts will scold them over it? Hotair links to a story at fivethirtyeight by … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora for 12-15-18 Obamacare, Kaepernick, Panahi & Pope Francis, Fighting Nazis, and Chris Rock’s rules in Action

IL 14: Has Democrat Lauren Underwood ever worked as a nurse?

One issue that the Democrats have had some success with during this election cyle--other than frenzied hatred of President Trump--is health insurance coverage for preexisting medical conditions. Here's a juicy story for voters to take their temperature on. A Democrat who is a registered nurse, Lauren Underwood, is running to unseat four-term incumbent Republican Randy … Continue reading IL 14: Has Democrat Lauren Underwood ever worked as a nurse?

Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams As we continue to see the GOP head for the hills while the left braces for what they believe is going to be a banner year … Continue reading Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

By John Ruberry Now that we have entered the first full day of President Donald Trump's second year in office it's a good time to ask this question. Is Trump a conservative? "Yes," is my firm answer. Fascinatingly, Trump doesn't talk about conservatism much, nor did he as a candidate. Contrast the president with the … Continue reading Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

No Republican should stall tax cuts to save the individual mandate

Today, Mick Mulvaney said something shocking. He declared if the Senate tax cut bill was getting stalled over repealing the individual mandate, then the White House would be okay with killing off that portion. Huh? What Republican would oppose the tax cuts specifically because they had the individual mandate repeal attached to them? Can anyone … Continue reading No Republican should stall tax cuts to save the individual mandate

Happy Pick-Your-Insurance Day!

Subject line: "Tomorrow is a big deal but President Trump doesn't want you to know about it." Well, that's one way to stand out in my email inbox. The sender is my state's senior U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen, and the message is from her Senate account, not a campaign address. "...November 1st, through December 15th, … Continue reading Happy Pick-Your-Insurance Day!

Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

The just-concluded Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. was punctuated by standing ovations. Among them: a few for the President, who spoke decisively but without pugnacity; for Bannon and Gorka, the red-meat guys; for Alveda King, bringing the crowd to its feet to join her in song. And then there was the one for Steve … Continue reading Congressman Steve Scalise at Values Voters: a Happy Warrior

The NFL Question Every 2018 Red State Democrat Candidate Now has to Answer

A quick reminder to all of those in the MSM, on the left, piling on Trump on twitter etc and declaring victory like this fool: The NFL is utterly destroying Trump today--and it's a beautiful thing to watch— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 24, 2017 Thanks to you, the NFL and the media every Democrat running … Continue reading The NFL Question Every 2018 Red State Democrat Candidate Now has to Answer

Attach Obamacare Repeal to any DACA bill

This tweet via Instapundit is the understatement of the century: If GOP congress fixes DACA but doesn't repeal/replace Obamacare... hoo boy. Big chunk of GOP voters are going to be mad as hell. https://t.co/DTMBOekYty— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 4, 2017 The sudden about face of the GOP on this is yet another betrayal of their … Continue reading Attach Obamacare Repeal to any DACA bill

Obamacare, the NHS and The Choosers of the Slain

Don Surber notes a stark contrast in how government healthcare values different lives by contrasting Charlie Card and John McCain. While Congress voted to give Charlie Gard a meaningless U.S. residency, they just voted to keep a system that will segue into the National Health Service, which is the British government's way of deciding who … Continue reading Obamacare, the NHS and The Choosers of the Slain

The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party. What I asked at the Tea Party Sept 25th 2010 … Continue reading The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

Health Law Uncertainties Are Starting to Hurt Millions

Uncertainties are never good for the insurance industry. The current debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the new American Health Care Act is creating uncertainties that may soon jeopardize the whole healthcare industry. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is committed to a return to the Obamacare exchange next year, but the … Continue reading Health Law Uncertainties Are Starting to Hurt Millions

We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.

Following a good showing on his first overseas trip, President Trump returned to the states and called for something that has some on the right scratching their heads. He's wanting more dollars put towards health care. One of the things that got the AHCA passed in the House was the decrease in spending on health care. … Continue reading We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.

Health Insurance: Big Spikes and Little Things

My local Sunday paper had an above-the-fold headline the other day: "Obamacare rate could see big spike in NH next year." This refers only to my state, where an unidentified government official leaked to the press a document projecting an average Obamacare-exchange premium rate increase of 44%. The headline could easily have said "another spike." … Continue reading Health Insurance: Big Spikes and Little Things