Obamacare Helps Close Down a Restaurant

The Daily Signal gives us a story about one of the many restaurants throughout the nation that are not able to pass on Obamacare prices to their customers. If you ask Tom Loventhal, a deli is no more than a place to provide customers with comfort food. Whether it’s breakfast—served all day—soup or a sandwich, Loventhal’s motto has always been that at his Nashville, Tenn.,-based deli, “anyone is welcome here from ages 0 to 99, because you’ll find something on the menu.” And for nearly Read more […]

State Medical Care Means State Medical Negligence

Our own problems with Veterans Affairs hospitals are not unique. Most government agencies and bureaucracies display the same criminal negligence. Thus, BBC reports, “NHS trust ‘failed to investigate hundreds of deaths'” The NHS has failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people since 2011, according to a report obtained by BBC News. It blames a “failure of leadership” at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. It says the deaths of mental health and learning-disability Read more […]

Another Obamacare Co-op Bites the Dust

The hits just keep on coming! Amid the spate of bankrupted Obamacare co-ops there was one that was still going strong. But, now we learn, not so much. The Associated Press reports, “Lone Profitable ACA Insurance Co-op Losing Millions.” The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges is now losing millions and suspending individual enrollment for 2016. Maine’s Community Health Options lost more than $17 million in the Read more […]

CBO: Obamacare Will Discourage More People from Working

The Hill reports more “benefits” of the Affordable Care Act: “CBO: 2 million jobs’ worth of hours lost under ObamaCare.” ObamaCare will force a reduction in American work hours — the equivalent of 2 million jobs over the next decade, Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper said Monday. The total workforce will shrink by just under 1 percent as a result of changes in worker participation because of the new coverage expansions, mandates and changes in tax rates, according to a 22-page report released Read more […]

Cincinnati will Cancel First Amendment for Sake of LGBT ‘Rights’

It is important to remember, when reading this story, that Republican Presidential candidates agree with this enforcement of LGBT dogma. We are facing a real revolution–not just a sexual revolution but an overturning of freedom with a regime that uses force to ensure ideological conformity. And just like ISIS conquering territory, the civil war is waged city by city. Thus, the headline: “Cincinnati to consider ban on reparative therapy for LGBT youth.” City Council Member Chris Seelbach said Read more […]

Criminally Stacked Committee Made Up Dietary Guidelines

One of the myths of government is that our rulers can get experts together to hammer out a scientific consensus. But rulers are arrogant and are at least as likely to hold onto a bundle of prejudices as anyone else. They stack the committees to confirm those prejudices. Ultimately, they usually manage to control enough funding to research that they can ensure there are no experts who refuse to conform to the fad of the day. Thus, Gless G. Lammi writes at Forbes, “Advisory Committee’s Violations Read more […]

Restaurants Try to Make Customers Eat Obamacare

Prediction: Obamacare will cause a wave of restaurant closings. Chief Justice Roberts said that the Affordable Care Act’s fine for not purchasing Obamacare insurance was Constitutional because it was really a tax. That was legally outrageous but it was economically interesting. What is the difference between the government taxing you for the sake of “services” the government wants to provide and the government fining you for the same reason? The fact is Obamacare is a massive tax in lots of ways. Read more […]

Woman Wins Right to Die because She’s Shallow

I believe people should have the authority over themselves to refuse treatment. That doesn’t mean they are always or usually right to do so. In Britain it seems to be the law that you have to give your reasons for refusing to the authorities and they decide if your reasons are rational. This may seem more compassionate, but the result is the legitimization of suicide because a person’s life is determined to be of no value. Recently, a woman’s right to die was justified an the grounds that she Read more […]

Big Pharma Plans to Bankrupt States

The Associated Press reports, “New $710-a-day drug hailed as a lifesaver but shows how treatments can strain Medicaid budgets.” A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag — about $710 per patient per day. The treatment takes a bite out of Medicaid programs that are already facing big budget problems, Read more […]

Obamacare Is a Socialist Fantasy

The big news about UnitedHealthcare bailing on Obamacare may make people forget about the failed Obamacare cooperatives and, more importantly, why they failed. Despite the widespread belief that expert planning was involved in the Affordable Care Act, it is pretty obvious that these co-ops were thrown together as the embodiment of a bunch of Liberal/Progressive cliches. They were doomed to fail. According to Reason.com: A government program being poorly run is nothing new, of course. But the Read more […]

Obamacare Falling Apart? Yes, Please!

The government spin doctors would have us believe that Obamacare is the most successful federal program ever.  Just the other day, I saw an ad on a city bus that said people enrolled in healthcare.gov are saving as much as 75% on their healthcare costs.   Since my family’s health insurance premium nearly doubled when we were forced to switch to Obamacare and is about to go up nearly $100 per month beginning in January, I threw up a little in my mouth when I saw this dreadful lie strewn across the Read more […]

Coming Soon to the U.S.: Punitive Tax on Meat

As you know, from news of cities regulating soda sizes to complaints about school lunches, there are people in power who are determined to save us from our eating and drinking habits. Now, news from the UK shows us what will soon be happening in our country. Breitbart London reports, An influential think-tank with close ties to government has co-authored a report advocating so called meat tax as a means to lower meat consumption worldwide. Tackling climate change and improving public health Read more […]