Health Care Policy

Alternatives to Health Insurance Mandates

By John Biver

In a relatively short post titled “Mandates vs. Free-Riders,” Health Care policy expert John Goodman does what very few Republican Party elected officials do – he explains the solution to an important current policy…

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Romneycare: A Model for Failure

By John Biver

Mike Shedlock’s latest column is worth reading (his nickname is ‘Mish’): Here is an interesting email from reader “George” on his experiences with Romneycare. Hello Mish, Here is my personal experience with socialized medical…

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ObamaCare vs. The Commerce Clause

By John Biver

From Richard A. Epstein: If Congress can regulate health care, it can regulate everything under the sun. As everyone knows, the dispute over the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…

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If Air Travel Worked Like Health Care

By John Biver

A friend out east brought this to my attention – it’s linked at the Cato Institute’s website here. It’s 7 minutes – but it makes the point brilliantly. To learn more about the very…

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Medicare is Lousy Health Insurance

By John Biver

If John Goodman is right – and I suspect he is – it’s another HUGE example of how government screws up almost everything massively: “How many people do you know who pay three health…

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Pulling the plug on Obamacare

By John Biver

Court challenges will cast critical eye at constitutionality By J. Matt Barber The Washington Times Obamacare is like turnip greens: bitter and hard to swallow, but Mommy made you choke them down anyway. The…

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Health Care and the race for Governor (Part 2)

By John Biver

During the many months of debate over health care emanating from Washington, D.C., many Americans had the opportunity to hear from their elected officials about the competing health care reform ideas. There’s a great…

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The historic health care drama and 15 lost years

By John Biver

Yesterday was big. It was one of those policy-meets-politics days when Americans know what’s happening. Like a bridge collapsing in Minnesota, people found out quickly the events of the day despite the countless news items and life matters competing for their attention.

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Reports from the field: Our Country’s Second Health Care War

By John Biver

If “HillaryCare” in the early 1990s was the nation’s first health care war, we’re well into the second war with ObamaCare 2009.

As I noted here, and as commentary and news consumers across the nation are fully aware, the battle is fully engaged by both sides: those who want to increase government’s role, and those who want consumers to be in charge.

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Obamacare and Flat-Footed Republicans

By John Biver

Over the years I’ve had many opportunities to lobby candidates for office on which issues to emphasize and how to do so while on the campaign trail. More often than not it has been a frustrating experience, since many of those who have the skills to run for political office would rather not have to deal with a lot of policy substance.

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