Health care (page 282)

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    Another reason ObamaCare could hurt the president

    This forum has featured plenty of discussion of problems associated with the 2010 federal health care reform law. But a feature story in the latest print version of Money magazine highlights another feature of ObamaCare that could hurt its namesake.
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    Obama’s personal health care story might not have been true? Shocking

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article delves into the details of one of President Obama’s most compelling stories during the campaign for ObamaCare: During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama often discussed his mother’s struggle with cancer. Ann Dunham spent the months before her…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    Where is the President’s Medicare Reform Plan????

    The White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said in an interview Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week that Medicare will run out of money within five years without large reform. The transcript can be found here. This interview communicated particularly interesting wording given that House Speaker John Boehner released…
    Nicole Fisher, July 11, 2011
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    Can Keynesianism be cured? New research suggests yes.

    BOSTON – Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found evidence that a retrovirus that has been linked to schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis may also cause Keynesianism.  The discovery raises hopes that a cure may be found for this economy-destroying disease. Read the full article here.
    Roy Cordato, July 9, 2011
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    Entitlement Programs Turn 45… and No One Celebrated

    The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established by Title XIX of the Social Security Act and signed into law on July 30, 1965. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library with former President Truman (the champion of both causes)…
    Nicole Fisher, July 5, 2011
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    If you let people make their own health-care decisions …

    … you’ll see a proliferation of new ideas, like the Qliance Medical Group model described in this Bloomberg Businessweek article. In exchange for monthly fees between $50 and $130, depending on age, Qliance patients can see their doctors as often as they want. “I feel like…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2011
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    Cato’s Mitchell offers tax hike warnings, examines state control of Medicaid

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute offers a new warning to Republicans about tax hikes: The more important thing to focus on is the way that the big spenders in the White House and elsewhere are trying to build support for a big tax…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011
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    Do Bachmann’s Medicaid comments make her a hypocrite?

    Some left-of-center commentators have criticized U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for opposing expansion of the Medicaid program while her husband’s mental health clinic takes Medicaid money. Timothy Carney‘s latest Washington Examiner article demonstrates why the criticism is misplaced: Liberal journalists often become unusually unhinged around…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011