Category Archives: health care

Too late to defuse the health care bomb

Stephen Green on the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA): I’m still not convinced that a bad law with GOP fingerprints on it is an improvement over a worse law with Democrat fingerprints on it. Politically it could be … Continue reading

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The road to government-run health care

The promise of ObamaCare — more stuff for more people at a lower cost — has always defied common sense. I like to think that, at some level, the American people understood that from the start. But people are capable … Continue reading

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Out of desperation, Obama makes the conservative case

Last week, President Obama gave an interview to Spanish-language media. In a question from the audience, a man observed that he can’t afford the plans available to his family under ObamaCare. Obama’s response is interesting. I guess what I would … Continue reading

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Think it over, then do as you’re told

Washington Times: The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it would allow insurers to issue until October 2016 health plans that do not meet Obamacare regulations, pushing back another Affordable Care Act deadline well past November’s midterms. Facing the prospect of … Continue reading

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The local effect of ObamaCare

I had a medical scare a couple of nights ago and had to drive myself to the local emergency room. Fortunately, it turned out to be something relatively minor, but while I was there I took the opportunity to ask … Continue reading

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Red States vs. Blue States

Here’s something. The Mercatus Center has just released a study that examines states’ abilities to meet their financial obligations. It isn’t a pretty picture, mostly due to rising health care costs and the burden of government worker pensions. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer research

These stats, comparing funding for prostate cancer to that of breast cancer, caught my attention: Government spending for prostate cancer lags, too. In 2007, the National Cancer Institute spent an estimated $551.1 million on breast cancer research and $305.6 million … Continue reading

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