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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    Can’t Find a Doctor? Obamacare Will Only Make It Worse

    Under the headline “Doctor shortage looms as primary care loses its pull”, USA Today reports: Considering it takes 10 to 11 years to educate a doctor, the drying up of the pipeline is a big concern to health-care experts. The AAFP is predicting a shortage of 40,000 family physicians in … More

    Video: Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth

    The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation features CATO’s Dan Mitchell in this video on how and why government spending diminishes economic performance: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo192DJqvYc[/youtube] Carpe Diem adds this chart from the Joint Economic Committee:

    Setting the Record Straight

    The Heritage Foundation has been clear and forthright in denouncing the health care co-op idea floated by liberals in Washington. As we have said on numerous occasions, their proposal is simply a cartel that would stifle competition, not foster it. It is clear to most reasoned observers that liberals plan … More

    Cap and Trade: “It’s Out of Control”

    I’m not critical of cap-and-trade. But it has to be used in a targeted and disciplined way, and what has happened is it’s gotten out of control.” Those are the words of former Democratic Senator and current president of the United Nations Foundation Timothy Wirth, who also mentioned, “The Republicans … More

    How Lack of Consumer Choice Drives Up Health Care Costs

    Great article by self-identified Democrat David Goldhill in the Atlantic on health care reform. It is well worth your time to read the whole thing, but this section on how our dependence on third party payments (including employer sponsored health insurance and government programs) drives up health care costs is … More

    Kim Dae-Jung, RIP

    Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung once told me one of the most poignant stories I have ever heard about the role America plays overseas, how it is a force for good around the world. After hearing the news of his death in Seoul yesterday, it made me wonder how … More

    Morning Bell: How The Public Option Became The Core Of Obamacare

    In their front page story “Debate’s Path Caught Obama by Surprise: Public Option Wasn’t Intended as Major Focus”, The Washington Post reports that the White House was “unprepared for the intraparty rift” that occurred after the Obama administration seemed to back away from the public option this past weekend. The … More

    Heritage Foundation Mourns Loss of Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung

    It is with the deepest personal sadness that Mrs. Feulner and I have learned of the passing of our esteemed friend President Kim Dae-jung. It is a profoundly sad day for the Republic of Korea. President Kim was a truly historic figure. South Korea’s passage from authoritarian rule to democracy … More

    Heritage Foundation Mourns Loss of Columnist Robert Novak

    Since 1973, The Heritage Foundation has regularly hosted presidents, members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, prime ministers and other foreign dignitaries.  But perhaps our favorite “royal visitor” was the “Prince of Darkness.’ That was Robert Novak’s nickname in Washington. But those who knew the man knew the title was clearly a … More

    How Obama's Stimulus Kills Job Creation

    This morning we detailed that since President Barack Obama passed his $787 billion stimulus package, the United States economy has shed nearly 2.8 million net jobs, the nation’s unemployment has gone up from7.6 to 9.4%. and nationwide a total of fifteen states are now suffering from 10% unemployment. But not … More