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Obama and His Lowered Expectations of Obamacare

“More than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained health coverage,” Obama recently tweeted, while simultaneously neglecting to mention that this is exactly what you’d expect when you force people to buy insurance. Force, as I’ve always said, is the heart-and-soul of all (so-called) progressive ideology. For those who, like me, are being nailed with a…

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Single-Payer Falls Apart In Vermont

  Vermont, which is an extraordinarily liberal state with at least one openly socialist senator, was at one time regarded as America’s frontrunner for single-payer healthcare. But that frontrunner status just changed. Single-payer, a disastrous idea on dozens of different levels, means that everyone pays for everyone else’s healthcare, and Vermont has just discovered one of…

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Hobby Lobby Opponents: Intellectually Stunning

For anyone who, like me, believes an employer should not be forced to pay for his or her employee’s abortifacient, see what you’re up against (i.e. not much): But you already knew that.

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Rebel MD

There are several factors that contribute to the absurd costs of healthcare in America today — and all those factors are, without exception, a result of government intervention, in one form or another. But one factor alone stands out above all others. That one factor is the third-party payment system. It doesn’t matter if the…

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April Fool

Have you ever wondered how to run a proper propaganda campaign? Then don’t follow the example of the Obama administration, who, for six solid months, told us repeatedly that they didn’t have any good idea how many people had actually enrolled and paid for an ObamaCare exchange policy — or how many of these same…

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ObamaCare: The Resistance Endures

Michael Cannon is Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies and an indefatigable crusader against socialized medicine. Recently, he wrote an excellent article concerning the continuing resistance against ObamaCare, the need to maintain that resistance, and the relative success of that resistance so far: Former Romney adviser Avik Roy now advises conservatives “to accept the…

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Barack Obama Versus Barack Obama

In 2009, the so-called Individual Mandate was, according to Barack Obama (and I quote), “absolutely NOT a tax increase”. Listen: Magically, however, in 2012, two short days ago, in fact, that exact same Individual Mandate was, according that exact same Barack Obama, after all a tax: Barack Obama: “By the way, if you’ve got health…

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Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare — And Why Libertarian Lawyer Sees Ruling As A Constitutional Victory

After today’s Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, libertarian attorney Timothy Sandefur, of the Pacific Legal Foundation, gave a good radio interview in which stated that the ruling was, in fact, a victory for the United States Constitution. Here is his reasoning (note: you’ll have to deal with a loud advertisement at the beginning):

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Obama Versus Obama: A Losing Battle

In his attempt to fully socialize American medicine, Barack Obama’s blatant and outright contradiction of himself — regarding, in particular, the Individual Mandate — damages him irreparably, in my opinion, and it’s long surprised me that this fact hasn’t been hammered home more completely. American Crossroads, however, has just released a video that captures pretty…

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The ObamaCare Provision That Compels You To Pay For My Contraception

The storm of controversy surrounding the provision in ObamaCare that will force America’s many Catholic institutions to fund, for example, sterilizations, contraceptives, and morning-after pills for their employees — “despite each of these being fully athwart fundamental Catholic doctrine on sexuality, abortion and life,” as Rex Murphy eloquently put it — has many people like…

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Fineman to Mathews: ObamaCare Was Barack Obama’s Biggest Mistake

It’s saying a lot, but Howard Fineman, of the notoriously left-wing Huffington Post, this Sunday told notorious left-winger Chris Mathews that ObamaCare was Barack Obama’s biggest political mistake — to which notorious left-winger David Ignatius, of the notoriously left-wing Washington Post, concurred. Watch: (Video via Newsbusters)

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The Best Day Yet For Individual Freedom — By Ilya Shapiro

Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant and advisor to the Multi-National Force in Iraq. The following article, which is brief and well-done, appeared June 8th, 2011, on the CATO website: In the…

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Massachusetts: The Canary in the Coal Mine for ObamaCare — By Doctor Paul Hsieh

Doctor Paul Hsieh, an MD who practices in the south Denver metro area, has a deep grasp of the philosophical roots of freedom, both political and economic, and for this reason he despises the left almost as much as he despises the right. Almost. Which is why he infuriated so many of us in 2008…

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Second Judge Rules Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

Tad the bartender: Did they shoot your horse? Tom Reagan: If there’s any justice. — Miller’s Crossing (1989) Well, thank goodness, there is still some, Tom. This Monday, January 31st, 2011, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson became the second judge to officially recognize the painfully obvious: namely, that forcing people to buy health insurance is…

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Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: ‘The Health Care Bill Is A Disaster’

No shit. The only real question here is this: what took you liberals so long to figure it out? And, make no mistake, Evan Thomas is a liberal — about as liberal as they come, as a matter of fact, once even uplifting his hero Barack to the status of a deity. From The Daily…

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