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Tag: Universal Health Care
  • Butler YAL Educates about Obamacare

    With the recent healthcare bill and how it has been implemented, Butler YAL members have been worried about how it will affect young people. Since so many Butler students are pre-health care majors in some way shape or form, we’re also interested in how it would affect doctors and other healthcare professionals. So, we decided …

  • Strategy vs. Policy in the Obamacare-Budget Debate

    With October 1 quickly approaching, Republicans in the House and Senate are gearing up for a firefight to prevent Obamacare — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — from being fully funded and implemented. Led by the House tea party coalition and Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the faction is demanding …

  • Obamacare’s Gimmicks

    In a curious action, the Obama Administration recently announced that it is waiting until 2015 to enforce the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This requires employers to provide health insurance for employees if they have over 50. This mandate was initially set to be implemented in 2014. The reasons stated for …

  • ‘I Have Seen the Future’

    Lincoln Steffens was an early Twentieth Century reporter and journalist who, among other things, was an unapologetic advocate of the Soviet Union and the world-wide revolution towards an era of collectivism.  Upon his return from a journalistic visit to the USSR in 1919, Steffens famously wrote: “I have seen the future, and it works.”  He was speaking …

  • This Independence Day, celebrate… Obamacare?

    Much to the chagrin of many people with tact, politicians have an uncomfortable tendency to politicize national tragedies and celebrations. The Sandy Hook school shooting became a fight for gun control. The Oklahoma tornado led to discussions on climate change. But the newest politicization of a national event by Nancy Pelosi is quite honestly one …

  • Chili, Health Care, and Statists

    Some friends and I were heading home late one night recently and decided to stop for a bite at a local chili place which was still open. Despite the hour, there was a line out the door, and while waiting we met some young ladies who turned out to be med students. The topic naturally …

  • What Went Wrong: Why the Court Upheld Obamacare

    “We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies.  That judgment is entrusted to the Nation’s elected leaders.  We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenged provisions.” This has been the primary function of the Supreme Court since Chief Justice John Marshall recognized the court’s check on …

  • Obamacare: The New Favorite Precedent for Statists

    In the comments section of a 2009 blog post I wrote about the constitutionality of what was being proposed by the Obama administration I stated, “Perhaps one day if this reaches the courts, we could prevent this plan from being implemented. But as with everything, getting a case in the courts can sometimes backfire. The …

  • A Letter to Sandra Fluke

    When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut on his radio show he did more than embarrass himself and damage Fluke’s self-esteem (if she even cared, which I doubt she did); the conservative movement was also severely damaged by Limbaugh’s mistake. His words provided another opportunity for the Left to hammer conservatives on their supposed …

  • The Waivers List

    As an objection lesson, below is a list of health plans that have been granted waivers from the requirement in the new healthcare ‘reform’ law ending yearly benefit limits. There are two main problems with this scenario. One is that it flies in the face of the promise that Americans would be able to keep …