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    Families and Small Businesses to be Taxed to Pay for Health Reform

    To help pay for its expensive and painfully complex health care bill, Congress plans on burdening families and small businesses earning over $350,000 with a surtax. Ill-conceived “soak the rich” plans devised by Congress tend to inspire a yawn, a sigh, or applause from the vast majority of citizens who … More

    What's Obama Leaving Out of His Prescription for America?

    Ever heard of the phrase “no such thing as a free lunch”? If you’ve taken Economics 101, you likely have. But evidently, this falls on deaf ears in the Obama administration. Six months after taking office, the President vows that his “reform” will insure the uninsured and rein in health … More

    Taxpayer Funding for Abortion: Another Sleeper Issue in Health Care Reform?

    Much of the controversy in President Obama and congressional Democrats’ health care overhaul thus far has focused on the public option and concerns with the budget-busting price tag. But as negotiations in Congress on hundreds of pages of complex legislative text continue to move at break-neck pace, all leading up … More

    The AMA's Endorsement of a Government Takeover of Health Care: What Doctors Should Know

    The recent letter to Congressman Rangel from the AMA in appreciation and support for H.R. 3200, the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” is disconcerting and fails to accurately represent the concerns of many of America’s physicians, myself included. The AMA has failed to clearly discuss the significant trade-offs … More

    How Badly Do You Want to Be European?

    President Obama’s health care takeover will not just force most Americans into a government-run insurance plan, it will also give us European-style tax rates. Actually, we will be taxed at higher rates than most Europeans. Yes, that’s right. No need to do a double take. In order to pay for … More

    The Senate Health Bill: Chock-Full of Bad Health Policy

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate majority leader, wants to rush the Senate health care legislation through the process by July 27, 2009. It’s not hard to see why. After 13 days of intense debate, the Senate HELP Committee just finished work on the Senate bill (The Affordable Health Choices Act) … More

    Tell the President What You Think of His Health Care Reform

    Following up on his infomercial last week , courtesy of ABC News’ “Questions for the President: Prescription for America” special, which was meant to be a town hall discussion for doctors, patients and health care experts to bring the tough questions, President Barack Obama is holding another “town hall” online today … More