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2013 Legislature: Lockhart and Niederhauser on Medicaid expansion

Tweet 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: They both … Continue reading

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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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Liberal economic policies are killing jobs (part 2)

Tweet 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, … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s prognosis is poor

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Is compromise good?

Tweet The announcement by Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) early this year that she would not run for re-election to the Senate, and her subsequent op-ed in the Washington Post, gave me a chance to think about compromise. To oversimplify her … 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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