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    Side Effects: Small Businesses Won’t Find a Friend in Obamacare

    One of the promises of Obamacare was that it would give folks working in small businesses access to affordable care. Unfortunately, like so much else in the law, it doesn’t look like that’s going to work very well. To solve the problems small firms have with finding affordable health coverage, Obamacare … More

    Oh What a Tangled Web Obamacare Weaves!

    Want to see what Obamacare really looks like? Take a gander at this dazzlingly complex chart mapping out America’s new health care system (the chart was developed by the House Joint Economic Committee). It’s no wonder that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in March said of Obamacare, “But we have to … More

    Side Effects: Premium Hikes for Arizona State Employees, Courtesy of Obamacare

    Arizona v. President Obama. This time it’s not about immigration but health care. A recent letter from the Arizona Department of Administration to 135,000 state employees informed them that, depending on their type of coverage, they can expect their monthly health insurance costs to jump by as much as 37 … More

    VIDEO: Small Business Owners Fight Obamacare in Court

    Research on the last seven recessions shows that small businesses generate about two out of every three new jobs during the recovery. But this time around the Obama administration has crippled the ability  small businesses to lead the way in new hiring with their job killing Obamacare legislation. Not only … More

    Ready for the Next Trillion-Dollar Bailout?

    Obamacare has been rightly blasted as fiscally irresponsible, yet few have noticed what may be Obamacare’s largest ticking entitlement time-bomb: the CLASS Act. My new op-ed on the subject is here, and my new report, co-written with Jim Capretta, is here. CLASS is a new long-term-care insurance program that was … More

    New Bill Not Necessary: Public Option Already in Obamacare

    Like many federal efforts in Washington, last week’s reintroduction from House Democrats to create a public health insurance option, which would become part of the 2014 insurance exchanges created by Obamacare, is a bureaucratic redundancy. Stuart Butler points out that the health reform law already has its own “public option” … More

    Dem Plan to Cut Deficit Will Pay for Failed Stimulus ... by 2130

    Reps. Gary Peters (D-MI), John Adler (D-NJ), Peter Welch (D-VT) and Jim Himes (D-CT), should be commended for forming their new Spending Cuts and Deficit Reduction Working Group. Peters told The Macomb Daily: “Congress has to get serious about reducing the deficit now. Transforming the deficits generated over the past … More

    Morning Bell: White House Admits Obamacare's Individual Mandate is a Tax

    Throughout his presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama promised the American people: “If you’re a family that’s making $250,000 a year or less, you will see no increase in your taxes.” After he became President, Barack Obama reiterated that pledge, promising the American people in his September 9th health care press … More

    Guest Blogger: Dr. Eric Novack on Mandatory Insanity

    The debate over health care reform has been a theoretical affair, full of abstractions that contradict one another. Amid all the ambiguity, one fact is unequivocal and unprecedented. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, every American will be compelled to purchase health insurance, or else – the “or … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Could Punish Docs for Better Quality Care

    “Pay-for-performance” medicine has gained popularity in recent years, and Obamacare makes it a reality for Medicare enrollees.  But that’s not necessarily a good thing. Pay-for-performance allows third parties to pay physicians based on treatment outcomes.  In theory, this sounds like a great way to encourage doctors to improve outcomes.  But … More