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Court Ruling ‘Slams the Brakes’ on Obamacare

Friday, August 12, 2011

By David A. Patten Opponents of Obamacare rejoiced Friday after a federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate at the heart of President Barack Obama’s…


End the Debt Limit

Friday, August 5, 2011

McCaughey says, “Haven’t the editors of the New York Times read Article 1 Section 8?” New York Times editorial It has long been clear that the federal debt…

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Automatic Debt-Ceiling Hike a Perversion f Constitution

Thursday, August 4, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey The U.S. Constitution is the biggest casualty in the debt-ceiling deal cobbled together this week. Generally, presidents ask Congress for a debt-ceiling hike once or…

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The Administration’s Decision To Cover Contraceptives

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

By Washington Post Editorial Board Last year’s health-care reform law ushered in a new approach to encouraging preventive medicine. It required new insurance plans to cover preventive services…

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An Obama Health Law Legal Precedent?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

By David B. Rivkin and Lee A. Casey The Supreme Court’s most important ruling this year may have been its unanimous decision in Bond v. United States, which…


Health Care Law Won’t Rein In Costs, Study Says: Critics of Afforable Care Act Cite Government’s Own Forecast

Thursday, July 28, 2011

By Paige Winfield Cunningham Despite President Obama’s promises to rein in health care costs as part of his reform bill, health spending nationwide is expected to rise more…

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Facts the Media Aren’t Telling You About the Debt Debate

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey President Obama is demanding that the debt ceiling be raised by a whopping amount — two or three times the normal increase — to let…


Ohio Health Care Question Cleared for Fall Ballot

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

By Andy Brownfield COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters will get the chance to decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul after the state’s…

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The Flight to the Exchanges

Monday, July 25, 2011

Review and Outlook McKinsey & Co. made itself the White House’s public enemy number—well, we’ve lost count—after releasing a survey last month showing that nearly one in three…

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Shutting Up McKinsey

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The White House routinely tries to intimidate its health-care critics, but the campaign against McKinsey & Co. is something else. The management consultants attempted to find out how…


‘Balanced’ Should Take Into Account the Obama Health Law

Friday, July 22, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey President Barack Obama told the nation on Saturday that solving the nation’s debt crisis would “take a balanced approach, shared sacrifice, and a willingness to…


Panel Recommends Coverage for Contraception

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

By Robert Pear WASHINGTON — A leading medical advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that all insurers be required to cover contraceptives for women free of charge as one…

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Massachusetts Mess

Monday, July 18, 2011

IBD Editorial Failure: The Obama Health Law is supposed to increase health coverage and slow spending. The promises of RomneyCare in Massachusetts were the same. But it has neither…


Obama Will Reduce US to European Welfare State

Friday, July 15, 2011

By Betsy McCaughey Congress’s next fact-finding mission should be to the cramped living quarters of most Europeans, who also cannot afford modern conveniences. The lower standard of living in…

Squirming Sebelius

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Congressional Committee Hearing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tries to wriggle out of answering Congress’s questions about the new denial of care mechanism in the Obama Health Law. To read…

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We Can’t Afford to Train Fewer Doctors

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

By Herbert Pardes and Edward D. Miller Seeking to reduce the federal budget, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking at cutting funds for graduate medical education. Specifically, they’re…


Oregon’s Verdict on Medicaid

Thursday, July 7, 2011

By Michael Cannon Americans may be surprised to learn that little solid evidence exists to support the claim that expanding health insurance will improve the health and financial…


Oregon’s Experience With Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, July 7, 2011

By Gina Kolata When poor people are given medical insurance, they not only find regular doctors and see doctors more often but they also feel better, are less…

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Medicare and Medicaid Chief in Race Against Time

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

By Amy Goldstein Don Berwick, the administrator in charge of Medicare and Medicaid, was having dinner in Dupont Circle not long ago with five of his predecessors when…


Medicaid Payments Go Under the Knife

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

By Phil Galewitz To curb rising Medicaid costs, about a dozen states are starting a new budget year by reducing payments to doctors, hospitals and other health care…