Category Archives: Health care

Vermont dumps single-payer health care plan

Sarah Hurtubise reports for the Daily Caller on Vermont’s decision to scrap its plan for single-payer health care. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday. “I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms forContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

As state lawmakers and the McCrory administration continue to debate the future of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, Katherine Restrepo offers suggestions about potential positive reforms. That’s a highlight of the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Christie Herrera of the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability discusses a new poll that suggests N.C. officials could payContinue Reading

GAO: State and local government budgets in trouble

According to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, state and local governments are going to have a tough time making ends meet.  GAO researchers wrote, One way of measuring the long-term fiscal challenges faced by the state and local government sector is through a measure known as the “fiscal gap.” The fiscal gapContinue Reading

Cato’s Tanner asks: What happens next if the high court strikes down Obamacare subsidies?

The U.S. Supreme Court could rule next June that the language of the Affordable Care Act means what it says: that the federal government cannot provide health insurance subsidies to people who live outside states with state-based health insurance exchanges. If the court rules that way, that would not mean an immediate end to Obamacare.Continue Reading

Goldberg thinks Gruber should have been TIME’s ‘person of the year’

Jonah Goldberg explains to readers of his latest column at National Review Online why he believes TIME magazine erred in the selection of its latest “person of the year.” Jonathan Gruber should have been Time’s Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the “Ebola Fighters” instead. Good for them; they’re doing God’s work.Continue Reading

Where’s the paperwork for Obamacare’s individual mandate?

Sarah Hurtubise of the Daily Caller documents a disturbing delay related to a key piece of the Affordable Care Act. Americans have to be prepared for an increased individual mandate tax to hit in just two weeks, but the White House still hasn’t gotten around to approving the Internal Revenue Service paperwork on the requirement.Continue Reading

About those claims that Medicaid expansion will create jobs, boost economy

They’re wrong, according to a new study from the American Action Forum. Here’s report author Robert Book‘s executive summary: Over the past year, several studies have claimed that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion will create new jobs and economic activity, and that states that decline the expansion are needlessly forgoing jobs and economicContinue Reading

That age-old campus rape statistic crumbles some more

A study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics found that women in college are less likely than non-college women to be victims of rape and other sexual assault. That doesn’t jibe well with the ubiquitous statistic pushed by feminists and accepted by the masses that one in five (or one in four) college women areContinue Reading