Category Archives: Health care

Another blow for the anti-GMO crowd

Julie Kelly explains for National Review Online readers why recent federal action might mean the beginning of the end for “hysteria” surrounding genetically modified organisms. The GMO-labeling movement — the latest cause célèbre of liberal elites — was dealt a major blow last week when Congress passed HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food LabelingContinue Reading

N.C. neither a cartel state nor a competitive state

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog an interesting assessment of two different types of American states. Some states compete for citizens with good policy while other states want to limit that competition by forcing other states to have the same policies they do. The former approach is called competitive federalism whileContinue Reading

7.5 Million Hit With Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax

As the Treasury Department has processed roughly 90 percent of tax returns, 7.5 million Americans were subject to Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for either forgoing health insurance or being covered under a plan that is subpar to government approval.   Kaiser Health News has the full story here.

Government wants to know: How do parents talk to their kids about food?

Elizabeth Harrington‘s latest discovery of questionable federal government spending involves parents, children, and food. She shares details with Washington Free Beacon readers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending nearly $80,000 to study how parents talk to their kids about food. The grant, which was awarded to the University of Michigan earlier this year,Continue Reading

Another attempt to kill Congress’ Obamacare exemptions

Brendan Bordelon reports for National Review Online on the latest attempt to end the exemption that protects members of Congress from the ills of the Affordable Care Act. Nearly two years after the Louisiana Republican’s first attack on Congress’s Obamacare exemption, [David] Vitter and Texas senator Ted Cruz are teaming up for yet another shotContinue Reading

Washington Examiner documents Medicare’s ‘midlife crisis’

David Hogberg of the National Center for Public Policy Research shares with Washington Examiner readers his concerns about the current state of Medicare. This year, the government will spend $626 billion on the Medicare program as a whole — more than is spent on national defense. In fact, more is spent on Medicare than anyContinue Reading

Limited Provider Options For Obamacare Exchange Plans

A new study released by Avalere Health reports that health insurance plans sold on the federal health law’s Exchanges come with narrower provider networks compared to commercial plans sold outside the Exchanges. “Specifically, the analysis finds that exchange plan networks include 42 percent fewer oncology and cardiology specialists; 32 percent fewer mental health and primary careContinue Reading Approves Fake Applicants

11 applicants benefited from $30,000 worth of Obamacare subsidies after signing up for health insurance coverage on the federal exchange. These 11 applicants are not real people. So much for tight security measures. But let’s be real. Fraud isn’t that difficult to get away with when you’re swimming in big government programs. Stephanie Armour with theContinue Reading