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Health Care

NSA Surveillance Programs Wreak Havoc on Liberty

June 7, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data from (at the every least) Verizon to data-mine billions of phone calls in order to prevent future terror attacks — and they’ve been doing it for seven years (BTW if that’s the case, then they really dropped the ball in Boston, didn’t they)! It’s not just [...]

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Catholic Bishops Rail on Obamacare

February 5, 2012

I have to admit that while I’m more than a C&E (Christmas/Easter) Catholic, I do tend to attend mass only sporadically.  Well, I HAD to attend mass this weekend to hear what my priest was going to say about the Obamacare mandate forcing religious groups to violate their consciences or be forced to only provide [...]

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The Forced False Choice in Overregulated Health Care

September 15, 2011

Ann Coulter has a great column this week.  She tackled a few topics with her typical humor, but I liked the part about health care.  Here’s the abridged version of Annie C. on health care: Why are the only two options always a behemoth government program or the guy dies? The unabridged version is worth [...]

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The Fruition of McDonald’s Obama Care Threat

October 7, 2010

So, here we are:  McDonald’s spreads rumors about dumping 30,000 employees from their health insurance because of Obama Care, then in less than two weeks McDonald’s and 28 other businesses get a one-year waiver to keep their employees insured! Obama Care the law of the land, but with such glaring inconsistencies, screwy tax loopholes, complete [...]

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Missouri Voters Reject Obama Care

August 4, 2010

Proposition C, prohibiting the mandatory purchasing of health care found in the new ObamaCare law, passed with 71% support in the “Show Me” state yesterday.  Missouri voters gave a resounding “NO!” to federal government coercion of average citizens to purchase a product or face penalties and fines.  Federal law will probably trump state law in [...]

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Awesome: Congress Accidentally Gutted Their Own Health Insurance

April 13, 2010

This is rich, and it shows what happens when 2,000+ page monstrosities are rammed through congress without anyone reading the bill.  It seems that due to a drafting error, Congress may have accidentally excluded themselves from the Federal Employees Health Program.  The idea was that members of Congress would purchase plans through the new insurance [...]

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In Massachusetts, Health Care is a Mess

February 11, 2010

I’ve written before about my own state’s failing socialized health care system.  The creation of what has become known as RomneyCare has introduced a supply shortage, as everyone who previously did not have health insurance is now demanding health services they didn’t get before, yet there are still the same number of doctors to fulfill [...]

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ObamaCare – Dead?

January 27, 2010

So what’s the deal with ObamaCare?  Yesterday, the news was out that the Democrat leadership was going to attempt to pass the Senate bill along with a reconciliation ‘fix’.  The rank-and-file had not yet lined up around it, however.  Now, it seems that it may very well be dead.  It appears that Reid will have [...]

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Democrat Leadership to Push ObamaCare Reconcilliation Bill

January 26, 2010

So the Democrat leaders are insistent on trying to drive their party off a cliff by using budget reconciliation as a tactic to try to ram ObamaCare through.  Here’s the situation:  the ObamaCare bill that passed the Senate does not have enough support in the House without significant changes.  Everything from the public option, to [...]

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Byron Dorgan Rushes for the Door

January 5, 2010

What a way to start the 2010!  North Dakota Democrat Senator Byron Dorgan has decided not to seek reelection in November. A Democrat powerhouse, he’s been in the Senate since 1992 and is a major Democrat leader in the Senate on Health Care and other issues.  This comes as a huge shock to most insiders, [...]

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Ryan’s Story of 2009

December 30, 2009

When the history books are written about 2009, what will they say?  What will I be teaching my students about this year in ten years or so?  I haven’t got a clue. You can’t anticipate what’s going to be historically important while it’s happening, with the exception of 9/11-type events.  But even then, its impact [...]

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Democrats Vote for Cloture on Health Care on Party-Line Vote

December 21, 2009

In the end, it was 60-40 in favor of cloture.  The bill was so bad, not a single Republican could vote for it.  The bill was passed in the dead of night, after numerous back-room deals to buy off both liberal and moderate Democrat Senators.  The 300+ legislative language of the Manager’s Amendment had only [...]

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Revised Obamacare Bill Would Squeeze the Middle Class

December 15, 2009

Middle class families are always the hardest hit by government-run schemes.  That’s because need-based programs tend to give the largest subsidies to those with the lowest incomes while gradually phasing out the subsidy as a person’s income gradually increases.  Lower income people have it easier because they get something for nothing.  Wealthy people have it [...]

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Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill

November 22, 2009

The Senate voted yesterday 60-39 to begin debating Harry Reid’s 2,074 page flaming bag of crap he’s still calling Health Care Reform.  Every Democrat, Independent Joe Lieberman and Socialist Bernie Sanders voted to begin the debate.  No Republican voted for it, while Voinovich of Ohio didn’t vote at all (hence the “39″ instead of 40). [...]

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The Catholic Bishop’s Complicity in Pushing ObamaCare

November 9, 2009

Every time I write a post that is critical of the Catholic Church, a part of me feels uneasy.  After all, I am a committed Catholic who believes in and follows the teachings of the Universal Church, and usually defer to the authority of the Bishops in most matters.  However, after serious consideration and reflection, [...]

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Democrats Don’t Have the Votes for ObamaCare

October 27, 2009

It’s starting to look like the Democrats don’t have the votes for the public option.  An internal Democrat memo today shows that the Democrats in the House of Representatives have less than 200 of the 218 votes needed to pass Health Care Reform with a public option.  Similarly, in the Senate, Joe Lieberman announced today [...]

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1,502 Pages

October 20, 2009

1,502 pages.  That’s the size of the Baucus Bill monstrosity that has finally been published by the Senate finance committee.  That is one massive piece of legislation.  Republicans and Conservative bloggers are scrambling to read the bill, to determine exactly what it is that the government is going to be passing.  Yet the Senate wants [...]

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Stepping Back to Look at the Health Care Debate

October 18, 2009

Jay D. Homnick writing for the American Spectator had a clever article this week where he steps back and takes a clear-eyed view at the health care debate.  The following day, the Glenn Beck Show had dozens of doctors on to talk about their view of what Washington’s poised to do.  One of the similar criticisms between them was [...]

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“History Calls” Olympia Snowe

October 13, 2009

Olympia Snowe decided today that she would give her Finance Committee vote to the monstrously inept Baucus Plan on health care (aka the Flaming Bag of Crap).  Here are some of her remarks: OK.  At this point, if this is where Olympia Snowe is politically, it gives great insight into her future votes.  “When history [...]

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What The ObamaCare Insurance Mandate Means

October 11, 2009

Wake up America.  The individual insurance mandate that will be imposed by ObamaCare means not only a lack of choice in how you spend your money, but also means that unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. will get to change the rules whenever it suits their whim.  This type of bad policy is already on display [...]

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Rep. Grayson Razes the Debate

October 1, 2009

Freshman Democratic Florida Congressman Alan Grayson undoubtedly tried raising (or razing, perhaps) the political discourse on health care in this country when he added this gem on the House floor the other day: What a doof!  He was trying to make a point that people without health care do eventually die (unlike the rest of us [...]

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The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare

September 29, 2009

According to a recent New York Slimes Piece, several states across the nation are passing laws and resolutions outlawing the proposed government mandate requiring all citizens to have health insurance.  The Slimes piece, of course, takes a swipe at the efforts as mostly symbolic and posing little chance of success, but in reality, these laws [...]

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Shady Practices In Promoting ObamaCare

September 23, 2009

This has been the week of exposing shady practices in the Obama Administration’s promotion of its proposed ObamaCare legislation.  First, the ever-compelling blog network run by Andrew Breitbart (who exposed the ACORN scandal), has uncovered tapes of a high-ranking Obama staffer offering grant money to artists through the National Endowment of the Arts, if only [...]

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GOP Doctors Against ObamaCare

August 23, 2009

The House and Senate GOP has been making use of the doctors in its caucus.  The GOP boasts among its membership 9 doctors in the House of Representatives, and the only two doctors in the Senate.  This has led to some great anti-ObamaCare PR from the GOP, from the Senate Doctor’s Show, to some addresses [...]

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Milk Carton Politicians

August 17, 2009

The term “Milk Carton Politician” was coined yesterday by Ed Morrissey to identify politicians who refuse to hold town hall meetings in August to discuss health care.  He has compiled a comprehensive list of the Senators and Representatives who have yet to hold a town hall meeting.  The idea is now taking off, as protesters [...]

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Is The Public Option Dead?

August 17, 2009

Is the Public Option dead in regards to health care?  It seems it may be, but the jury is still out.  Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Katleen Sebelius told CNN that the public option was not an essential part of health reform. This had the duel effect of confusing the administration’s message and [...]

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Is ObamaCare Doomed for Failure?

August 13, 2009

There are increasing signs that ObamaCare is doomed for failure.  The left is getting more and more desperate, as they try to counter the growing insurgency that is rising in this country among Conservatives, Independents, and normal, conservative/moderate Democrats.  People don’t want their health care touched, and they are making their voices heard.  People oppose [...]

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Smears And Intimidation: How Chicago Thugs Take Out The Opposition

August 6, 2009

Much of Obama still remains a mystery to me.  Yes, he is a far-left radical who is a thug from the Chicago Political Machine.  Yes, he wants to remake America in his own image.  Yes, he is an egotistical maniac who wants nothing but adoration from throngs of followers.  Yet I keep vacillating back and [...]

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They Are Even Protesting ObamaCare In Massachusetts

August 5, 2009

The Tea Parties have had quite an impact at the health care town hall meetings in the last week.  One expects Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Texas.  One can even understand Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Pennsylvania.  What one does not expect is for tea party protests to dominate [...]

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Benedict Arlen Squirms At Health Care Town Hall

August 3, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter has now dropped all pretenses that he ever was a Republican, and even a moderate, at a town hall event in Philadelphia yesterday on the Democrats’ proposed health care plan.  Specter hosted the event with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and they were met by quite a few angry [...]

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