Category Archives: Health Care

Unnecessary licensing restrictions raise cost of health care

Tweet Why do we have licensing laws that restrict who can treat patients as a doctor and perform medical procedures? Ostensibly, it is for the health and safety of people who need to visit the doctor (i.e. everyone). We don’t … Continue reading

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Sutherland’s position statement on Medicaid expansion

Tweet Sutherland Institute understands the perspective of those calling for Utah to follow Obamacare’s vision of Medicaid expansion. The argument sounds reasonable: Since Utahns are paying tax dollars to Washington, D.C., under Obamacare, then why shouldn’t Utah take every Medicaid … Continue reading

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It’s naïve to believe Medicaid expansion promises

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I have long felt that Medicaid expansion is a central component of Obamacare. If President Obama can get more and more people … Continue reading

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Stop sniping about website fiasco – focus on real health care issues

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I’ve watched with great interest how Obamacare seems to be crumbling right before our eyes. It has won every political hurdle it … Continue reading

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The unmasking of the new liberalism

Tweet Think back to late 2008. Many in the country cheered the coronation of the new liberalism: the über-confident, unstoppable, aggressive expansion of government powers, entitlements and welfare. Flash forward to the present, as Washington Post opinion writer Charles Krauthammer … Continue reading

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More lies: the tax lie behind the ‘keep your coverage’ lie

Tweet Most of the oxygen in the halls of punditry has been taken up lately by President Obama’s “If you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage, period” lie. I say it’s a lie out of respect for the … Continue reading

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Obama now lying about his lies

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. America tends to be pretty forgiving of its fallen idols. Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods immediately come to mind. We get … Continue reading

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Health care: the free-rider ‘problem’

Tweet During the 2009 run-up to the passage of Obamacare, supporters often invoked the numbers of uninsured as sympathetic figures to compel support for further government encroachment in health care. Today, as the law finally gets underway amid considerable uncertainty … Continue reading

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Sutherland goes live on Utah Legislative Update radio show

Tweet Sutherland Institute’s Stan Rasmussen joined Senate President Wayne Niederhauser last week in the studio to talk about health reform and charity care on “Niedertalk” on KHQN (1480 AM). Jim Fell of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation also joined … Continue reading

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Research: Romney was right about Obamacare

Tweet The differences (or the lack thereof) between Obamacare and “Romneycare” were issues of significant debate in the 2012 presidential election. One side (Obama) argued that what worked in Massachusetts would work for the rest of the country. The other … Continue reading

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An alternative to Obamacare (that really works)

Tweet A Phoenix-area surgeon and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute highlights a compelling alternative to Obamacare and our current health coverage system: [T]he only way to make health care more affordable is to diminish the role of third-party payers. … Continue reading

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Obamacare: So great that IRS workers don’t want it

Tweet What do you call a product so bad that the employees of the company that makes the product work vigorously not to use the product? If you guessed “manure,” some would say you were pretty close. But the correct … Continue reading

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What does the Obamacare delay mean?

Tweet In recent weeks and months, many businesses and school districts both inside and outside Utah began cutting employee hours in order to avoid paying fines that Obamacare would require for businesses with more than 50 employees that do not … Continue reading

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Obamacare expected to raise cost of health care claims 28% in Utah

Tweet A new report from the Society of Actuaries – financial risk professionals that estimate long-term costs for pensions, insurance, and the government – estimates that the cost of health care claims – the “most important driver” of insurance premiums … Continue reading

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Support exercise of religious freedom: Shop Hobby Lobby Saturday

Tweet For a nation with a yearning for religious freedom at its roots, we are seeing an awful callousness toward exercise of that freedom lately. One of the more recent manifestations of this trend has the Green family, who operate … Continue reading

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