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    Side Effects: Bureaucracy in a Bind

    Health care is a life-and-death matter.  It’s also a huge part of our economy (one-sixth, to be exact). With so much at stake, it makes sense to “go slow,” when it comes to reforming the system.  But rather than take the time to get it right, the liberal leaders of … More

    Friedrich von Hayek: The Road to Serfdom

    It seems every day there are more calls for government intervention to relieve us from the infliction and anguish caused by our current economic woes. Those who call for more government centralization and planning reason that doing so can dispel hardship and decline. Yet rarely do they consider that central … More

    Lessons from Canada: Stay Away from Nationalized Medicine

    The United States isn’t the only country in North America grappling with the fiscal problems caused by an aging population and mounting federal deficits—Canada faces a similar fate.  The difference is that, while the United States just passed a $1 trillion-plus government overhaul of health care, incorrectly justified by claims … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare's True Costs Coming to Light

    Remember how President Barack Obama promised that his health care plan would reduce the deficit and put us on a path towards fiscal responsibility? Remember how Congress kept gaming the system to come up with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score that could justify those claims? Well, now that Obamacare … More

    Pew Poll: Government Is Not the Solution

    President Obama came to Washington to restore trust in government. A new Pew Research Center survey indicates he’s failed. Just 22% of the poll’s respondents said they trust the federal government almost always or most of the time. That’s one of the all-time low points in the survey and represents … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Doesn't Work on Children After All

    A signature achievement of Obamacare, we were told, was that it would provide immediate protection for children with pre-existing conditions.  In the brave new world of Obamacare, no ailing child could be denied coverage. Turns out, that just ain’t so.  According to the Associated Press, “Under the new law, insurance … More

    A Guide to the Senate Vote-o-Rama: Part One

    The Senate’s health care bill became law earlier this week, but that does not mean the fight against a government overhaul of our nation’s health system is over.  This week, the Senate will consider amendments to the reconciliation bill passed by the House alongside the Senate health bill, H.R. 3590.  … More

    With Obamacare Passed, Will Obama Turn His Focus to Foreign Policy?

    Now that that the massive healthcare bill has been signed into law, President Obama can no longer make excuses for neglecting foreign affairs.  Just last week, he postponed an upcoming trip to Indonesia and Australia for one final push to pass Obamacare—a trip he had already pushed off a year … More

    Not So Fast, Kid

    That was what Speaker Pelosi said on March 10, 2010. One day after the Senate’s mammoth, 2,700-page health bill became law, the Associated Press has discovered the legislation doesn’t deliver on a key promise. Despite repeated assurances that the measure would provide immediate health coverage for children with pre-existing medical conditions, it doesn’t. … More

    In Their Own Words: Rep. John Dingell on How Long it Took "To Control the People"

    Yesterday, President Obama signed his health spending bill into law promising the American people: “These reforms won’t give the government more control over your health care.” This statement is simply untrue, otherwise over 16,000 new IRS agents wouldn’t need to be hired to enforce the mandates. And if this was … More