Category Archives: Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius resigns

Some great news: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the [...]

The Culture of Dishonesty: Abortion, Divorce, and Obamacare

Over at Public Discourse I have an essay looking into the public’s rather disturbing (to me, anyway) lack of anger about the president’s dishonesty in selling the health care law (if you like your health care, you can keep your health care). Over the decades, there seems to have been a decline in seriousness about the need for politicians to [...]

Health Care Sharing Ministries: No Catholic Option, But Still Worth Considering

By now, it’s become a familiar story: many Americans have either lost their health insurance or are paying significantly more for it, all because of the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” otherwise known as “Obamacare.” (Sorry, Nancy Pelosi. Credit for a terrible idea where credit is due.) In other cases, individuals simply don’t feel comfortable turning [...]

Catholics Are Used to Obamacare’s Lies

The public is only recently learning that President Obama’s administration lied to promote Obamacare. For Catholics, this is very old news. The most recent example came in Zach Galifianakis’ online comedy interview, “Between Two Ferns.” Young people “can get coverage all for what it costs you to pay your cell phone bill,” President Obama told [...]

Four Words that Could Doom Obamacare

Recently, George Will wrote an interesting column outlining one of the legal arguments against the Affordable Care Act.  Unlike many of the more famous legal challenges, this one is not based on the Constitution but on the wording of the law itself.  This argument, if successful–it is currently working its way through the courts–would not [...]

Not Science Fiction: FDA Evaluating 3-Parent Embryo Creation

In James S.A. Corey’s 2011 sci-fi novel Leviathan Wakes, James Holden, one of the book’s two main characters, finds himself being questioned by Martian authorities about his non-traditional upbringing on Earth: “Your file says you were the only child of a family co-op,” Lopez said, acting as though they’d never stopped talking about Holden’s past. [...]

What would the martyrs of the Church think about Belgium’s euthanasia law?

Late last week the country of Belgium became the first nation in the world to allow terminally ill persons of any age to be euthanized. The controversial bill was passed by Belgium’s Parliament 86-44 and is expected to be signed by Catholic King Philippe sometime in the coming days. Despite 60% of the Belgium population identifying as members of [...]

President Ecclesiastes?

Buried amidst the wall-to-wall coverage of pressing national issues like Michael Sam’s coming out party and Chris Christie’s traffic jam, the Obama Administration has announced that it will be delaying and weakening the employer mandate once again. Politico notes that this will be a boon to unscrupulous small business owners who now have more time to [...]


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