Republicans Have Another Plan to “Repeal and Replace”

Reading the reporting about the House Republican’s latest plan to replace Obamacare has been an imminently frustrating experience. Take a look at these tidbits: Kaiser Health News: “Six years after promising a plan to “repeal and replace” the federal health law, House Republicans are finally ready to deliver” Forbes: “Today, after years of hearings and…
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Obamacare is Pushing Insurance Premiums Sky High

It’s been a bad two weeks for Obamacare. It’s been a worse two weeks for those shopping for health insurance in the Obamacare exchanges. Just take a look at some of the latest headlines and news from around the states: Problems for Obamacare: Largest Texas insurer asks for big price hike. And we’re not talking…
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Obamacare’s Failing Show Peril of Big Government Interventions

A foundational belief of modern liberalism is the notion that government has the ability to understand and harness markets in order to guide and improve how they function. Conservatism, on the other hand, is based on the belief that no institution, especially government, is in the position to coalesce and collate dispersed economic information, and…
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The Secret Tax on Young Workers That is Keeping Obamacare Afloat

There is no such thing as a free lunch. It’s a popular adage, but also a bedrock principle of economics. As Frederic Bastiat wrote in 1848, “Government is that fiction whereby everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” In other words, it is nothing but pure myth that government can provide goods…
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Clinton and Sanders Come Out Black and Blue After Contentious Debate

Were you one of the seventeen people who decided to watch the Democrat debate at 9 p.m. on a Sunday night of a holiday weekend? No? Well no worries, we have you covered. Unlike the past three “debates”, which more closely resembled a Bill Maher roundtable, this one actually felt like a real debate. Hillary…
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Take Heart Republicans, Obama’s Legacy is Written In Pencil

President Obama has been openly covetous of building a legacy that would secure his name in the history books. “I have no desire to be one of those presidents who are just on the list – you see their pictures lined up on the wall,” Obama told historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in 2007. “I really…
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Senate Democrats Vote to Repeal Key Pieces of Obamacare

Senator Mitch McConnell has long been stuck in a tricky position on Obamacare. Two years ago he was the leader of the minority, which could do little but demand votes on amendments to repeal the disastrous law. Last year, when Republicans ascended to the majority, he still faced Senate rules that would require 60 votes…
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Obamacare Is Collapsing, But Democrats Don’t Seem to Know It

Less than two months ago Democrats were declaring Obamacare an unequivocal success, one that would disarm one of Republicans key election-year strategies. “Five years after its passage and a year and a half after the exchanges became operational, it has succeeded far better than anyone could have reasonably expected,” wrote economist Dean Baker in the…
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Obamacare’s Rising Premiums Could Spell Big Political Trouble for Democrats

President Obama’s signature policy achievement, now known as Obamacare, has long been a political sore spot for Democrats. Voter antipathy toward the law played a large part in the substantial midterm losses Democrats suffered in 2010 and 2014. The combination of a trillion dollar price-tag, broken promises and upward pressure on health insurance prices combined…
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Health Insurance Costs Continue to Skyrocket Under Obamacare

President Barack Obama continues to be in denial about the effects of his signature policy achievement, the health care reform law known as Obamacare, on insurance prices. “Last year there were a number of states where the insurance companies came in requesting significant spikes in premiums,” Obama told a crowd in Tennessee last month. “And…
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