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Republican Senators Vote to Keep Obamacare

corruption Republican Senators voted “for repeal” but refused to use the power of the purse, again. From Newser.com: “ObamaCare Repeal Goes Nowhere in Senate.” An ObamaCare repeal vote in the Senate that Ted Cruz predicted would be an "exercise in meaningless political theater" didn't produce any surprises in a rare Sunday session yesterday. All 92 of the senators that showed up voted along party lines and the measure failed to reach the needed 60 votes, reports Politico, which notes that all 49 Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Obamacare Exchanges are Complete Failures

ObamacareAmbulance So if the Obamacare exchanges don’t work, why does anyone trust the government to deliver healthcare? This blog reported on the failure of the Obamacare exchanges back in May. The situation is only getting worse. Now, the Associated Press has even admitted to it: “State Obamacare Exchanges Struggling With High Costs and Disappointing Enrollment.” State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing Read more [...] Continue reading →

How Much Obamacare Money Ended Up in Democrat Pockets?

healthcaredotgov viewer The Federal and state exchanges were given billions of dollars, but we have little idea where the Obamacare money went. We know that the state exchanges are doing so badly that they are looking at merging with one another or even with healthcare.gov. And we know that merely four state exchanges consumed a half billion dollars. This week’s news is that billions in Obamacare money was spent, allegedly for these exchanges, but we don’t know where the money went. Peter Suderman writes at Reason.com’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Medicare Is Rotting into a Rationing System

Medicare Cuts With medical expenses going up, how could it possibly become anything else but a rationing system? Reading the Washington Examiner story, “Medicare's midlife crisis: Catastrophic finances pit doctors against patients,” I was reminded of all the promises that have been made about Medicare. These promises could not possibly be sustained. George W. Bush made promises in 2003 when he expanded Medicare. CNN reported, High on the list of things not covered in the bill is a mechanism to stem rising Read more [...] Continue reading →

John Kasich Appeals to Sins of Reagan to Justify Himself

Obamacare chains Are all the sins of Reagan now going to be trotted out as precedents for Republican malfeasance? John Kasich is the Republican governor of Ohio and he is running for President. I have no idea why. I have never heard of him before. But he is one of those governors who took the Washington D.C. Obamacare bait and increased funding for Medicaid in his state. The Federal government's story is that this is free money that can do a lot of good. Of course, the real story is that this is increased debt Read more [...] Continue reading →

Without Government, Who Would Warn Us to not Kiss Chickens?

cdc logo The Centers for Disease Control has really issued a warning to farmers to make sure they don’t kiss chickens. Your tax dollars at work. Here’s a story from the io9 sci-fi website: “Actual CDC Warning to Farmers: "Don't Kiss Chickens" Sound advice, CDC! But, uh, just why did you guys feel the need to issue this warning in the first place? It’s because we’re in the midst of a series of small Salmonella outbreaks, with just under 200 cases reported thus far. A handful of these were Read more [...] Continue reading →

Alaska Governor Follows Obama’s Example: Uses Pen to Make Policy

medicaid The Alaska Governor unilaterally expands Medicaid after the legislature wouldn’t do it. Barack Obama famously (or infamously) said that, if Congress refused to do his will, he had a pen and phone and would act without them. Now we find the Alaska governor is following the President’s example. The headline at Newser.com makes the issue clear: “What Legislature? Alaska Gov Expands Medicaid Solo.” Alaska's legislature didn't move to expand Medicaid, so Gov. Bill Walker is doing it on Read more [...] Continue reading →

Did Veterans Affairs Deliberately Help Soldiers Mess Up Their Paperwork and Delay Care?

healthcare There is evidence that the Veterans Affairs bureaucrats decided not to tell veterans what they needed to do to apply for care. You might remember the Pixar movie, "The Incredibles." One of my favorite scenes was of Mr. Incredible's job at an insurance agency. He was supposed to turn down claims whether they were legitimate or not. Ironically, I think the popular perception that movie tapped into was one reason why people were receptive to Obamacare as our savior from the insurance agencies. Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Third of Veterans Waiting for VA Help Have Died

veterans affairs Many on the Veterans Affairs list died without receiving the help they were supposed to get. Here is the next stage in the ongoing VA scandal. According to The Hill, “Report: One-third of vets on pending medical care list already dead.” An internal Veterans Affairs Department report states that about one-third of the veterans waiting to receive medical care from the agency have already died. A review of veteran death records provided to the Huffington Post found that, as of April, 847,822 Read more [...] Continue reading →

Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court? Follow Obama’s Abortion Example!

obamacare symbol The Supreme Court gave businesses relief from Obamacare's abortion mandate, but HHS is enforcing the rule anyway. Whenever you hear someone claim that the Supreme Court has ruled and that it is now Federal law, ask yourself, when they make such statements, if they ever follow their own principles. Right now, states are ignoring Federal marijuana laws. Do liberals accuse such states of treason? Do they claim they must obey the Federal government? The Supreme Court granted Hobby Lobby relief Read more [...] Continue reading →

Cost of Free Community College is Up by Half Already

College_graduate_students Like Obamacare, Free Community College is already experiencing a spike in price. What could possibly be the reason? This headline at Reason.com’s blog post caught my eye: “'Free' Community College Already Costs 50 Percent More than Originally Estimated.” This week a couple of legislators and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the draft legislation of the proposed "free community college" plan Barack Obama introduced in January. Probably the most important detail is that the federal Read more [...] Continue reading →

New Official Cure for Depression: Suicide

death Belgium has granted euthanasia for a twenty-four-year-old woman who suffers from depression. If the police find a man about to jump off a bridge from a height that will probably end his life, what should they do? Should they try to talk him out of it? Should they tell him to do whatever he wants because it is no one’s business but his own if he wants to end his life? Or should they encourage him to jump? Making suicide illegal does not stop able-bodied persons from actually ending their lives Read more [...] Continue reading →