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The continued (moral) fight over Obamacare

Tweet In the wake of the recent presidential election, the political left would like the fight over Obamacare to be over. But the same electorate that gave President Obama a second term believes by a near-majority (49-44) that Obamacare should … Continue reading

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Is Obamacare showing us that health care shouldn’t be a right?

Tweet For the first time since Gallup began polling on the question in 2000, a majority of Americans (54 percent) think it is not the federal government’s responsibility to “make sure all Americans have health care coverage.” As Gallup notes, … Continue reading

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Ryan’s honesty quiets the booing at AARP

Tweet You heard that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was booed when he spoke to the AARP about Medicare and Obamacare. But did you hear the rest of the story? Those boos subsided, and here’s why, from Grace-Marie Turner at … Continue reading

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Mobbing Hobby Lobby

Tweet Remember the Chick-fil-A controversy? Now it looks like some progressives are put out that Hobby Lobby is challenging the great wisdom of Obamacare. Fox News says: A Christian-owned chain of hobby shops is facing a bitter backlash after suing … Continue reading

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Checking the integrity of Clinton's Obamacare assertions

Tweet Grace-Marie Turner, writing in National Review Online, does some fact-checking on former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention and finds he danced around the truth: Clinton did a deep dive into policy last night during his … Continue reading

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Professional associations and the cost of health care

Tweet Do associations of medical professionals, such as the American Medical Association (AMA), make health care more expensive by restricting the supply of doctors who can provide health care? An economics and finance blog hosted by the American Enterprise Institute … Continue reading

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If Supreme Court strikes down health care law, then what?

Tweet By most accounts, the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to strike down President Obama’s health care law tomorrow, either in whole or in part. If the court’s ruling goes against the law, inquiring minds will want to know: Now … Continue reading

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The Life of Julius: federal cradle-to-grave meddling in health care (part 4)

Tweet At age 40, Julius recognizes the hand of the federal government at every turn in his personal health choices. One night, he goes to his favorite Italian restaurant and notices the menu is different. It looks cluttered. Next to … Continue reading

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The Life of Julius: federal cradle-to-grave meddling in health care (part 3)

Tweet At age 23, Julius graduates from college and begins an internship. Because he and his new wife are so healthy, they choose not to buy health insurance, knowing they can pay out of pocket for needed checkups and basic … Continue reading

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The Life of Julius: federal cradle-to-grave meddling in health care (part 2)

Tweet At age 10, Julius is playing outside during recess when he begins coughing. His cough persists and worsens for several days, so his mother decides she’ll take him to their long-time family doctor at a private clinic. But when … Continue reading

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The Life of Julius: federal cradle-to-grave meddling in health care (part 1)

Tweet As Americans eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan, we invite you to follow us as we embark on a journey called “The Life of Julius.” This story will illustrate … Continue reading

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Health care reform: Utah’s ‘Supreme Court paralysis’

Tweet Today the Legislature’s Health System Reform Task Force met to discuss issues regarding the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare) and the Health Care Compact. In discussions regarding how the state should respond to Obamacare requirements, the overriding sentiment was … Continue reading

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Obamacare debate: Both sides agree on goal, not method

Tweet Last week, I participated in a debate about Obamacare hosted by the Project for Deeper Understanding held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Park City. Liana Teteberg, physician assistant, and Judi Hilman, executive director of Utah Health Policy Project, … Continue reading

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Video: Utah experts speak on Obamacare

Tweet What are the main components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka Obamacare) and what does the law mean for Utahns? Watch this video report to hear what Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, Norm Thurston of the … Continue reading

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What the Obamacare decision will mean for Utahns

Tweet As oral arguments for Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services come to a close at the U.S. Supreme Court, some Utahns might wonder what impact the court’s ruling could have on them. Let’s review some of the … Continue reading

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