The Other McCain

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ObamaCare: Fake It and Take it

“Healthcare reform” as a massive fraud on taxpayers: Undercover government investigators were able to obtain thousands of dollars in taxpayer subsidies under ObamaCare using fake identities, according to findings presented to Congress on Wednesday. The probe by the Government Accountability Office has raised fresh concerns about the ability of the sprawling health care program to prevent or […]

Did ObamaCare Just Die?

This seems to be the consensus interpretation of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision this morning: Court Rules That Subsidies in Obamacare’s Federal Exchange are Illegal, Dealing Huge Legal Blow to Health Law – Reason In Blow to Health Law, Appeals Court Limits Subsidies – New York Times BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare […]

Have A Koch And A. . .Hint Of Queasiness

by Smitty I can hear the Lefties arguing “If ObamaCare helps at least ONE person. . .”. Which is garbage. The rebuttal: “Cure worse than the disease” comes to mind. Via Instapundit Update: Via the YouTube comments, check out Right Wing Extremist Kurt Schlichter, bogarting all the jobs:

Good-Bye, Employer Mandate?

An interesting article at Politico: Robert Gibbs’ prediction that Obamacare’s employer mandate would — and perhaps should — be jettisoned shocked Democrats back in April. By July, the former aide and longtime confidant of President Barack Obama had a lot more company. More and more liberal activists and policy experts who help shape Democratic thinking […]

So What If The #VA Scandal Is Just #ObamaCare Meets #Benghazi?

by Smitty Americans in general and veterans in particular are far too spun up about the VA scandal. This has led to at least one scurrilous photo-bumming incident already. And why? What difference, at this point, do these veterans make? The WSJ gets it all wrong: The recent revelations about the Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Democrat Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Recycles ‘War on Women’ Theme

The DNC chairwoman issued a statement on Women’s Health Week in which she evidently presumes that (a) abortion is essential to “women’s health,” (b) opposition to abortion is an “extreme agenda,” and (c) all women think ObamaCare is awesome: [A]t the state and national level, Republicans have repeatedly taken actions that restrict access to health […]

Fret Not: The Clinton/Warren 2016 Ticket Will Fix The VA Health Care Problem

by Smitty Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has long touted the VA system as the epitome of government-run healthcare. “Exhibit A for the advantages of government provision [of healthcare] is the veterans administration, which runs its own hospitals and clinics, and provides some of the best-quality healthcare in America at […]

A Typical ObamaCare Nightmare

The damage caused by the ObamaCare catastrophe — arguably the worst federal public policy initiative of the past 40 years — are usually discussed in terms of politics and macroeconomic statistics: X-number of jobs lost, an X-percent decline in President Obama’s poll numbers. True enough, the harms of the paradoxically named “Affordable Care Act” have […]

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