Friday, September 27, 2013

Three Obamacare Defunding Myths

Liberals seriously exaggerate the costs of the Cruz strategy. Unfortunately, much of the debate surrounding this question has been misleading, if not completely wrong.
Read the complete article at The Cato Institute.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Howard Hyde Speaking at Annual Meeting of AAPS Denver Sept 28

Howard Hyde will be one of many distinguished speakers at the annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), which starts tonight in Denver Colorado. Mr. Hyde's talk on Obamacare, citizen economics and the unprecedented achievements of American medicine prior to 2010 is scheduled for Saturday morning September 28.

Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women

For months now, we’ve been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own. Last night, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally began to provide some data on how Americans will fare on Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchanges.
Read the complete article at

Friday, September 20, 2013

GOP Congress Gets Serious About Fighting Obamacare

The GOP House leadership will adopt a politically risky strategy to try to stop Obamacare by passing a bill funding every government function except Obamcare. Also Wednesday, Republicans in the House unveiled legislation they plan to push to replace Obamacare and provide real health care affordability and access to the American people.
Read the complete article at World Net Daily.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Obamacare Bomb

A mere three weeks remain before the Obamacare exchanges open for business. The likely result will be the closing doors on Main Street, as shopkeepers and entrepreneurs shut down, unable to make ends meet. It’s clear that the wounded economy can’t cope with the exploding costs ahead. Ohio announced that premiums would rise in the individual market by an average of 88 percent next year. Premiums will rise 72 percent in Indiana, 125 percent in Wisconsin. Even California, with its relatively robust individual market, is bracing for increases of 66 percent.
Read the complete article at The Washington Times.

The Obamacare Exchanges are only the First Step

Supporters of Obamacare acknowledge that "the exchanges are an instrument of enormous potential power". Anyone who says ObamaCare isn’t a government take-over of health care needs to pay better attention. We should all be very, very concerned.
Read the complete article at The Galen Institute.

Monday, September 09, 2013

As Obamacare's 'Compassionate' Reality Sets In, Companies 'Cruelly' Cut Health Benefits

American businesses are discovering each and every day that the president’s signature law will raise health costs for them and their employees in short order.
Read the complete article by Sally Pipes at

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Migration of Personal Incomes Between States

Some states, due to their tax and regulatory regimes, are gaining in personal incomes at the expense of other, more poorly-run states. Biggest winners: Florida, Arizona, Texas and North Carolina. Biggest losers: New Jersey, Illinios, California and New York.

See the graphic at The Tax Foundation

Saturday, September 07, 2013

ObamaCare Was Sold to American Voters on Deceptive Terms

In most states, the only people who face real premiums are in the “individual market,” where individuals and families pay for insurance out of their own pockets. Yet the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will outlaw the pricing of individual risk (medical underwriting) by year’s end. Health insurance, therefore, is very different from just about every other form of insurance.

Read the complete article by John C. Goodman, PhD at The Independent Institute.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Wisdom of Ronald Coase

Economist Ronald Coase passed away September 2 at age 102. His influence on the discipline is immeasurable. He had co-authored his last book, How China became Capitalist, just last year.
Coase's most famous paper, "The Problem of Social Cost" in 1960, dealt with "externalities," or economic costs (say, downstream pollution) that are used to justify some tax or regulation. Coase showed there may be better ways to address those costs, especially if property rights are well defined. The right to perform certain actions, when properly protected by the law, can be priced and traded like any other good. If transaction costs are low, firms and individuals can bargain their way to a mutually beneficial outcome without litigation, taxation or coercive regulation.

Read the complete article at The Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Obamacare Threatens Privacy in America

Over the past several months, a stream of reports from government auditors and news stories has raised serious questions about the Administration’s implementation of Obamacare and its effects on the privacy of millions of Americans. The reports paint a portrait of an Administration casting aside security concerns—potentially putting Americans’ financial and health data at risk—in its push to open insurance exchanges in all 50 states by October 1. These recent developments should provide further impetus for Congress to defund the entire law before the exchanges are able to undermine personal privacy.

Read the complete article at The Heritage Foundation.