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    Obama’s Health Plan - Taxes, Taxes Everywhere

    The White House recently released President Obama’s health care reform proposal. The plan incorporates a mixture of the many tax increases passed by the House and Senate, hiking taxes by almost $750 billion over ten years. This is on top of $1.3 trillion in other tax increases the President recently … More

    Obama’s Health Plan Has Dangerous New Taxes

    The health care plan President Obama recently released is mostly a combination of the different plans passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. But in one major way it breaks with long-standing precedent, proposing a fundamental wrong-headed change to both entitlement policy and tax policy. He proposes for … More

    Cash-Only Docs: A Promising Advancement in Consumer-Driven Health Care

    Dr. James Eelkema, a Burnsville, MN family practice physician was fed up with the costly paperwork insurance companies required and the second guessing of his medical decisions by company bureaucrats. So when he learned that up to a third of his pay was to become contingent on “measures such as … More

    Obama's Very Weak Hand: When All Else Fails, Try Bipartisanship

    Suddenly, bipartisanship is all the rage at the Obama White House. The president has announced that he will hold a bipartisan gathering on February 25 at Blair House, across the street from the White House, in an effort to get the health-care legislative effort out of the political ditch it is … More

    The Canadian Patients’ Remedy for Health Care: Go to America!

    One common assertion among the left is that other industrialized nations, such as Canada, achieved great success in health care within their collectivist framework. This, then, begs the question: why is the head of an east coast Canadian province coming to the United States for medical treatment? Newfoundland Premier Danny … More

    Big Tort Means Big Problems for US Health Care

    America is the land of litigation. A tort lawyer’s paradise. In America, you can sue anyone for just about anything. This has affected the cost of America’s health care, and has demoralized the medical profession. In fact, abusive tort litigation has added billions of dollars to health care costs, both … More

    Budget 2011: Another Taxpayer-Funded Medicaid Bailout

    As President Obama’s recently-released budget for 2011 reveals, with or without a health care reform bill, Medicaid stands to receive a big, taxpayer-funded bailout.  Again.  The 2011 Budget includes $25 billion in additional funding for state Medicaid programs as an extension of the bailout that was included in the 2009 … More

    Outside the Beltway: States Consider Prohibiting the Individual Mandate

    According to the Associated Press, an increasing number of state legislatures have begun considering legislation that would prohibit the imposition of the individual mandate — a feature of both the current House and Senate bills. The individual mandate, an attempt to keep the costs of the reform package in line by forcing all citizens to purchase health insurance, has concerned many Americans and has led to a public backlash against the proposal. More

    Obamacare’s Uninvited Wedding Guest: A New Health Tax

    Does marriage provide health benefits? According to the research, it does, but not according to many in Congress. Under the Senate-passed health care bill, couples who choose to wed, or to remain wedded, will face financial penalties cohabiting couples will be spared, even if a married couple makes the exact … More

    Obamacare - The Raw and Undeniable Facts

    Each time a new study or report sheds light on the Obamacare’s true effects on Americans’ health care, the left fights back with tiresome accusations that the source is disreputable, partisan or “sides” with the insurance companies, ad nauseum. How many professional experts are going to have to find fault … More