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    Morning Bell: Conservatives Deserve a Voice Toward Real Health Reform

    Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts sent shockwaves across Capitol Hill as voters rejected the idea that the only true course for health reform was to raise taxes, raise spending, raise premiums and put the federal government in charge of yet another unpaid-for entitlement crisis.  Campaigning as the 41st vote against Obamacare … More

    Health Care Hoops Video: A Flagrant Foul Committed By the Public Option

    How would private insurers fare when a government-run public option was playing against them? The non-partisan Center for Medicine in the Public Interest demonstrates that it wouldn’t be pretty. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfLXjsvmjZo[/youtube]

    U.S. House Votes in Favor of Obamacare

    The health care bill passed by the House tonight took another step towards transferring power over personal health care decisions from individuals to bureaucrats in Washington. The Republican alternative was a good strong first step of targeted reforms that are necessary to improve health care financing and delivery. If it … More

    Health Care Reform: The House Republican Alternative

    House Minority Leader John Boehner and his House Republican colleagues have just unveiled a 230 page “Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute” to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s massive 2032 page health care bill (H.R. 3962). Voting on the substitute and the main bill in the U.S. House of Representatives … More

    Behind Closed Doors: The Obamacare Arm Twisting Begins

    The heat is happening behind closed doors as the U.S. House prepares for a Saturday showdown vote on health care. Access is everything. By keeping Members of Congress in Washington, D.C., this weekend, Democratic leaders keep them away from angry constituents back in their home states, where the Members normally … More

    Tax, Not Treat: Pelosi’s Halloween Nightmare

    Just in time for Halloween, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats gave birth to a giant, 1,990-page spawn of health care reform, lovingly titled the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Lurking within, though, are 13 new tax hikes (yes, 13) that will strike at the heart of the … More

    What to Look For in the Latest House Health Care Bill

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just unveiled a hulking 1,990 page House health care bill (H.R. 3962). The latest product, which dwarfs the 1,342 page Clinton Health Plan of 1993, is the latest evolution of the House process, which started with H.R. 3200. The House Speaker made a number of general … More

    In the Green Room: Dr. Norm Thurston, Utah's Free Market Health Reform Architect

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-BoR9hAvQ[/youtube] Dr. Norm Thurston is doing something extraordinary: he’s implementing consumer-driven health care fixes in Utah. When many employers recently started dropping health benefits the state reacted with reforms that make costs predictable for both employers and consumers. Predictability depends on accurate information for all sides. The Utah Health Exchange makes … More

    New Study Puts ObamaCare Deficits over $1 Trillion

    During tonight’s address to Congress, President Obama is expected to repeat his contention that health care reform should reduce federal health care costs and not expand the budget deficit. The House health bill (as amended by the Energy and Commerce Committee) fails those standards according to a new Lewin Group … More

    Obama's Team Crosses the Rhetorical Line

    (Update: The website cited below has been suspended by barackobama.com.  The screenshot to the right is the original page, but the embedded links will no longer work. Click on the picture to the right for a full-screen view.) Many Americans took off work and sacrificed family time this past August to … More