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Health Care Tag

I previously posted about a recent report by the Office of Medicare Actuary which found that Obamacare would increase costs, and that the final health care bill made numerous unrealistic cost assumptions.I also made the follow observation as to why the report came out so...

Move along, nothing to see from the government's failure as to cancer treatment clinical trials.The clinical treatment system run by the National Cancer Institute has become so burdened with bureaucracy and paperwork that even the Editors of The New York Times are complaining (emphasis mine):The...

The gloss is off the Obamacare rose, if it ever were there. The Office of the Actuary of Medicare has released a report which finds that Obamacare will increase, not decrease, health care costs, and ...

Not since Sarah Palin gave an interview at a turkey processing farm has the left-wing blogosphere been so excited.The reason for the excitement?Sue Lowden, a Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada, mentioned that bartering is a legitimate means of obtaining health care services. She...

Obama is speaking at Cooper Union, in the heart of the New York financial district, which AP describes as follows (emphasis mine): Ramping up pressure for a financial overhaul, President Barack Obama is heading to the place where the economic meltdown began to argue for...

It would be easy to cheer as the Obama administration seeks to take down Goldman Sachs. After all, Goldman Sachs has become a proxy for Wall Street, since so many of the old icons no longer exist or have been consumed as a result of...

Just a little anecdote about the likely future of Obamacare:I was speaking with a doctor friend earlier today, and the topic turned to Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance reimbursement rates. He told me that Medicare pays him about half what private insurance pays, and...

Obamacare will have the unintended consequence of creating a two-tier system which is far more dramatic than the current system.We all know about the coercive nature of the individual and employer mandates under Obamacare. Those mandates, however, merely are mandatory (brilliant, I know).The mandates do...

Someone, somewhere is stoking the notion of Sheldon Whitehouse for the Supreme Court spot being vacated by John Paul Stevens. From the Providence Journal:Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, the Rhode Island Democrat, has appeared on some early lists of prospects whom President Obama may consider - or...

The ruling Labour Party in Britain has used its control of the National Health Service to help its campaign for the May 6 general election, via the Times of London:Labour was today caught up in a new row over its use of personal data after...

Wait for it. The next bailout will be for hospitals devastated by cut-backs as a result of Obamacare. In Rhode Island, the prognosis already is not good for the survival of hospitals already struggling financially, which may be pushed over the brink. As...

Another day, some more agitation by the Obama administration and Agitprop by the mainstream media, this time directed by Obama himself at Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts.This country is boiling over, after over a year of a strategy of crazy, in which...

The claim by the Joint Committee on Taxation that the health care mandate penalty was not enforceable by the IRS made a lot of news, but that claim made no sense to me.The Senate bill (at p. 336) says that the health care mandate penalty...

If Repeal were a candidate, she would win in a landslide (emphasis mine):One week after the House of Representatives passed the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, 54% of the nation's likely voters still favor repealing the new law. The latest...

Numerous companies already have announced enormous financial write-downs related to Obamacare's cutback of subsidies for prescription drug benefit programs for retirees.These subsidies, while characterized by Democrats as "loopholes," actually saved the government money because it cost less to subsidize private drug programs than for the...

Marc Ambinder and Steve Benen have it all figured out. The lawsuits challenging the health care mandate obviously are frivolous because the Complaints filed do not contain any case authority supporting the claims.Gotcha! Those dumb Republican lawyers obviously don't know what they're doing! They have...

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The connection between health insurance and death rates is, at best, tenuous.Ruth Marcus, in The Washington Post, pointed out yesterday that studies are not in agreement on the subject, leading Marcus to conclude as to Obamacare: "Gee, I hope this works out."But that has not...