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The know-nothing president

The bastion of right-wing loonery known as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is finding it difficult to buy President Obama’s standard crisis communications line of, “I found out about it when you did.” This past Monday, Stewart lampooned the … Continue reading

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Health care: the free-rider ‘problem’

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 that … Continue reading

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When spoiled children decide elections

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Only eight months ago we were talking about the threat of budget sequestration – a dramatic showdown between congressional Republicans and Democrats, … Continue reading

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Research: Romney was right about Obamacare

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 side … Continue reading

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An alternative to Obamacare (that really works)

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. Let … Continue reading

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

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 answer … Continue reading

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

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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2013 Legislature: Lockhart and Niederhauser on Medicaid expansion

During the 2013 Sutherland Institute Legislative Policy Conference, House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser shared their thoughts on whether they believe Utah should accept Medicaid expansion as part of Obamacare’s implementation. See video below: httpv://youtu.be/oLKaoz6-xVE They both … Continue reading

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The continued (moral) fight over Obamacare

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 be … Continue reading

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

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, “The … Continue reading

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Ryan’s honesty quiets the booing at AARP

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 National … Continue reading

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Mobbing Hobby Lobby

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 the … Continue reading

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Checking the integrity of Clinton’s Obamacare assertions

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 keynote … Continue reading

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Liberal economic policies are killing jobs (part 2)

As a follow-up to a previous blog post about how liberal public policies on a federal level are contributing to the pitiful number of job opportunities for low- and middle-income families since the end of the recession in 2009, here’s … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s prognosis is poor

Jay Cost over at The Weekly Standard blog wrote a smart blog post recently, titled “Don’t bet on Obamacare,” arguing that Obamacare is likely “doomed” no matter what happens in the elections November. His reasoning: “The bill was badly designed … Continue reading

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