Category Archives: Health Care

Remember Joe (“You Lie!”) Wilson?

This afternoon as I was thinking about the political scene, I suddenly remembered Joe Wilson, the Republican House member from South Carolina who vaulted himself to national notoriety by yelling “you lie” during one of President Obama’s speeches to Congress in support of his health care proposal during 2009.  Congressman Wilson was rebuked by many [...]

Obamacare’s Deeper Problems: Three Views

I’d like to follow up on CatholicVote’s most recent posting, which notes that the problems with the health care law go deeper than mere problems with the website.  Problems with the website are essentially technical problems.  They can probably be resolved sooner or later. These problems are relatively simple to understand, and so have monopolized [...]

It’s not just the website!

Moments ago, Secretary Sebelius apologized to Congress. …for a malfunctioning website. But the problem is not just the website. The problem is Obamacare itself! Obamacare is a disaster for American families coast to coast. We don’t need a website fix. We need real healthcare reform — starting with an end to Obamacare. In her testimony [...]

The Larger Significance of the Health Care Law’s Failure to Launch

Pat Buchanan has a column on the embarrassing failings of the government’s health care website, written with all of his usual brio, wit, and pugnacity.  While he is clearly having fun at the expense of the political party against which he worked for much of his life, he nevertheless ends on an ominous note: In [...]

Vulnerable Senate Democrats call for delay in Obamacare rollout

Boy, when Republicans suggested delaying Obamacare, they were called “anarchists” and “terrorists” and such. But now Democrats in the Senate facing a tough reelection next year are running scared over the failed Obamacare rollout. Thankfully, they have a idea on what to do: “The problems surrounding the federal exchange for the Affordable Care Act are absolutely [...]

Obamacare vs. Beer Money

In the Rose Garden the other day, President Obama insisted that, while the federal Obamacare exchanges weren’t working very well, the product they were selling was a good product. Once the IT “glitches” were solved everything would be hunky-dory. Unfortunately for the President, and for Obamacare, the disastrous roll-out of the federal exchanges presents problems [...]

Who Pays for Human Rights?

It is mildly heartening that the European Parliament “rejected” a bill that “as a human rights concern, abortion should be made legal, safe and accessible to all.” I say “mildly” and use quotes around “rejected” since you’d think calling infanticide a “fundamental human right” would yield zero Yea votes. Nay. The “murder is a fundamental [...]

What if Costco Ran Healthcare?

As people have finally managed to penetrate the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that is the federal health insurance exchange login screen, they are discovering the truth behind the absurd promises that ObamaCare would slow the rise of the oceans and lead to world peace. In fact, instead of making healthcare affordable [...]

Mitch McConnell isn’t the problem. Mark Begich is the problem.

There are many people today who are furious at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Boehner for accepting this deal and ending the shutdown. Not me.  I’m done with a fighting a losing battle. I’m more than happy to focus attention on the colossal on-going disaster which is the Obamacare rollout. The Defund strategy was doomed [...]


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