Category Archives: Health care

Will Gruber end up like Gerry, Bork, and others from the political past?

Alex Adrianson of the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” ponders the potential long-term impact of Jonathan Gruber’s notoriety. Maybe “Gruberism,” “the eponymous doctrine first enunciated by MIT economics Professor Jonathan Gruber (1965 – ) that holds that the mass of people in advanced democratic societies are functionally incapable of ascertaining their own interest, and that theContinue Reading

Grubergate in less than 2 1/2 minutes

American Commitment offers a great compilation of Jonathan Gruber‘s controversial statements and Democratic politicians’ tortured efforts to distance themselves from those statements.

A principled liberal in action

The Washington Free Beacon reports that law professor Jonathan Turley will lead the U.S. House’s legal action against the Obama administration over Obamacare’s implementation. Professor Jonathan Turley, who currently serves as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, will be the lead counsel for the House ofContinue Reading

Just wait — it gets worse

Sarah Hurtubise of the Daily Caller reminds us that some of the most substantial, and potentially damaging, elements of the Affordable Care Act have not yet taken effect. Americans clearly aren’t happy about it: approval of the health-care law has dropped to an all-time low of just 37 percent. It’s not surprising — a lotContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that smaller companies are bracing for Obamacare price shocks. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on links between the UNC-Chapel Hill athletic scandal and K-12 academic failures.

Who likes those mandated healthy school lunches? Not kids

Kate Scanlon reports for the Daily Signal about schoolchildren’s reaction to new mandates for healthy school lunches. Healthier lunches have become available in schools across the nation. But students aren’t eating them. According to a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study, “Nearly 6 in 10 [students] put a vegetable on their tray,Continue Reading

What if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies in states that lack their own exchange?

Sean Parnell of the Heartland Institute’s Health Care News asks that question in a National Review Online column, then offers an answer that would lead to an important reform of the Affordable Care Act. It’s easy to predict how President Obama and his allies will react if the Supreme Court rules against their expansive interpretationContinue Reading

President: I’ve stolen ideas from Gruber is just some advisor not on staff who says stuff I disagree with

My newsletter last week catalogued the well-deserved fall of Jonathan Gruber. Who? Exactly. Excuse this brief trip into the arcane recesses of American politics: Last year, Jonathan Gruber was “one of the most respected economists in the world,” in the words of U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor. He was citedContinue Reading