December 28, 2010
Holiday reading

Here’s some links that I’ve had up in my browser window for a few days: Surprise, Obamacare costs more, helps fewer than originally predicted The announced expectations was that it would attract 375,000 people by the end of the year.  It has only 8,000 enrollees, which means it missed its mark by 97.9%.  If any […]

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December 8, 2010
Obamacare and unintended consequences

They just had to pass it. It had to be done immediately and reading that 2,000+ page piece of legislation was just too difficult. Now, as soon-to-be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lectured, we’re going to find out what’s in it. Today’s New York Times reveals that the answer isn’t good. In an unintended consequence […]

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November 1, 2010
Journalism 101

If you turned in this article in Professor Hoy’s journalism 101 class, you’d get an F. Single-payer coverage sought by doctors The government is the only insurance provider in such a system, touted by some local physicians By Bob Cuddy | [email protected] These are gloomy days for those who believe President Barack Obama’s health care […]

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October 14, 2010
Penalty or a tax?

The Florida federal district court judge had this to say about the Obama administration’s about face on whether the individual mandate in Obamacare is a penalty or a tax. Congress should not be permitted to secure and cast politically difficult votes on controversial legislation by deliberately calling something one thing, after which the defenders of […]

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September 30, 2010
A promise he couldn’t keep

A memo acquired by The Wall Street Journal today revealed that McDonald’s would have to drop the limited health insurance it offers to 30,000 employees because of the rules of Obamacare. While many restaurants don't offer health coverage, McDonald's provides mini-med plans for workers at 10,500 U.S. locations, most of them franchised. A single worker […]

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September 12, 2010
She’s making a list…

Insurance premiums are going up. That’s not the way it was supposed to work. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that’s not the way it was sold. From an Associated Press fact-check of President Obama’s press conference last week: OBAMA: Said he never expected to extend insurance coverage to an additional 31 […]

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August 1, 2010
1099 nightmare

An oft-ignored bit of insanity in the health-care bill was the expansion in the use of IRS form 1099. For those of you who don’t know what it is, a 1099 has been used for as long as I can remember for businesses to report money paid to independent contractors. I got a 1099 from […]

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June 20, 2010
Define “tax”

It was almost one of those “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is” moments. President Barack Obama was on ABC News’ “This Week” talking about his proposed health care when George Stephanopoulus asked him if the so-called individual mandate requiring everyone to purchase insurance was a tax. Now, via the Daily Caller, comes […]

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June 13, 2010
Now they tell us

Long before Obamacare became the law of the land, many opponents – including myself – had made the point that President Obama’s oft-repeated claim that “if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it,” was a promise he had no power to keep. With Obamacare’s mandates and changes in funding mechanisms, it is […]

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April 25, 2010
Bending the cost curve down – or not

A modicum of common sense would’ve told you that you can’t save money by offering health care to more people. But President Obama and Democrats in Congress fed the Congressional Budget Office a load of manure and got back their desired lie – we’ll extend the solvency of Medicare, provide insurance to 34 million more […]

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