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    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

    Video: Undercover in Canadian Health Care

    This Pajamas TV video is on the longer side, but it’s a must-see for those following the health care debate. Watch as Steven Crowder goes undercover deep inside the Canadian socialized health care bureaucracy. He comes out relatively unscathed, though completely untreated for what he went in for. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jijuj1ysw[/youtube]

    ObamaCare: The Day After

    So what would happen to you if President Barack Obama succeeds in passing a health care bill that includes a public option? Law professor Hugh Hewitt explains how others’ decisions will impact you quicker than you might think: Some of my law firm’s clients and some executives in my broadcast … More

    No Public Plan Option in Medicare Part D

    Last Sunday, in an appearance on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) repeated yet another justification for including a “public plan” option in health care legislation. Since other advocates of a public plan have recently been offering the same justification, it is worth taking … More

    How Has the Public Option Worked for the Pine Tree State?

    From the Maine Heritage Policy Center, Tarren Bragdon reports: Passed in 2003, Maine’s Dirigo Health initiative was lauded as the first state-based universal coverage program this decade. Governor John Baldacci promised that Dirigo Health would (1) provide coverage for all of Maine’s 128,000 uninsured by 2009; (2) not require any … More

    Video: Obama's Health Care Reform in Costs and Wait Time

    The guy who’s made those excellent videos on the stimulus and government spending has made a new one on health care. He’s also got a website now: politicalmath.wordpress.com. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqD-nMpsYAY[/youtube]

    Medicare Administrative Costs and Paul Krugman’s "Propaganda Shop"

    In his blog, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman launches an unsubstantiated attack on The Heritage Foundation for our June 25 report showing that Medicare administrative costs are higher than those private health plans, not lower, as Krugman has frequently claimed. We find it somewhat encouraging that his only “refutation” … More

    Sen. DeMint's Proposal for Patient Empowerment (Not Government Control)

    American families would receive $5,000 and individuals $2,000 to buy health insurance if their employers didn’t offer it, according to new health reform legislation introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). In addition to providing families and consumers with vouchers, the Health Care Freedom Plan also: • Expands Americans’ … More

    Morning Bell: The White House Infomercial

    Last night, ABC News aired ‘Questions for the President: Prescription for America‘ designed to be a town hall for doctors, patients and health care experts to ask President Obama challenging questions on his health care proposals. Many Americans protested before the program aired, in self-described “waiting rooms,” to challenge a perceived … More

    “Why Aren’t You For a Public Option?”

    That was the core question U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) directed to health expert Robert Moffit, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies, yesterday at the House Education and Labor Committee’s first real hearing. “If all of the health plans [including a government-run health plan] are on … More