Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

How Medicare Costs Can Be Really Cut: End Federal Price Fixing


Thursday August 11th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 7:05pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In his incisive new article in the Wall Street Journal, “Three Simple Ways Medicare Can Save Money,” John Goodman notes that: The most significant reason for our out-of-control deficit spending is health care. And the biggest federal health-care program is Medicare. That’s why almost everybody—on the right and the left— agrees that Medicare must…
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The Real Story of Big Government Spending in the U.S. Since 1932


Saturday June 4th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:36am PDT   •   0 Comments

Here is a great video presentation on the gigantic growth of Big Government federal spending and debt in the United States and its impact on the average America:

Obama’s Mediscare, ObamaCare, and the Need for Private-Market Health Care


Sunday May 29th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:33pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In “Mediscare: The Surprising Truth,” Thomas Savings and John Goodman discuss in the Wall Street Journal the scare-mongering campaign by the Obama administration regarding ObamaCare and Medicare, and then provide positive reform directions based on creating tax-free, private, health care accounts providing choice: The Obama administration has repeatedly claimed that the health-reform bill it…
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Corporate Welfare for Early Retirement Healthcare


Monday April 4th, 2011   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 8:11am PDT   •   2 Comments

There is a lot to not like about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, a.k.a. “ObamaCare”), but now that the federal government is spending money allocated by the health care reform law, there’s perhaps even more to not like about it! We’re referring to more than $1.789 billion dollars of corporate welfare…
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The Day the Debt Comes Due


Monday March 28th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 7:14am PDT   •   3 Comments

“My fellow Americans, I come to you today with a heavy heart. We have a crisis on our hands. It is one of our own making. And it is one that leaves us with no good choices. For many years, our nation’s government has lived beyond its means…We have not faced the hard reality…
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“Mandatory” U.S. Spending Alone to Exceed All Federal Revenues


Wednesday March 16th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:38pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Jeffrey Anderson at The Weekly Standard reports that “Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues — 50 Years Ahead of Schedule”. We have now gotten to the point . . . where if national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs somehow became absolutely free, we’d still have a…
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Medicare Fraud: $48 Billion at a Minimum


Thursday March 3rd, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 5:08pm PST   •   1 Comment

In an article in Politico, Brett Coughlin reports that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that at least 10% of all Medicare payments (a minimum of $48 billion) are fraudulent and that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are unable even to identify an estimate of the degree of improper payments….
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Robert Higgs: Government-caused Uncertainty Continues to Depress Jobs


Saturday January 29th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:49am PST   •   1 Comment

In his recent article in Investor’s Business Daily, “Uncertainty Continues To Depress Jobs,” Robert Higgs (Senior Fellow, The Independent Institute) discusses how the U.S. government’s interventionist and spending policies are prolonging high unemployment by creating a climate of massive economic uncertainty: President Obama, in his State of the Union address, promised to focus on…
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Will Britain Move Toward Privatization in Health Care?


Monday January 17th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:13pm PST   •   2 Comments

Jill Lawless at the Associated Press reports that British Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking to “save money and cut red tape by giving control over management to family practitioners rather than bureaucrats, and allow private companies, charities and social enterprises to bid for contracts within the public health service.” Will Great Britain indeed…
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Closing the Books on the Worst Congress


Sunday December 26th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 8:37pm PST   •   1 Comment

In a new editorial in the Washington Examiner, “Closing the books on the worst Congress,” the 111th U.S. Congress is described as “reckless and destructive.” This is the Congress that passed Obamacare, against the wishes of a substantial majority of the public, on Christmas Eve of last year. In the dead of night, Democratic…
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