Health Care Policy

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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Trench warfare and the need for King Government

By John Biver

America continues to be a 50-50 country with the political left and right locked in an antiquated communications trench warfare because Republican leadership in the states and in Washington, D.C. has failed on the critical…

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Recommended Reading: Health Care Reform

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Through Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs, government – with your tax dollars – pays for about half of all medical expenses in the country. It’s not just your health care that comes into play…

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Health Care and the race for Governor

By John Biver

Four years ago in the Illinois race for governor candidate Rod Blagojevich was upfront in his views and posted it on his website: Rod Blagojevich favors the goal of creating a universal health insurance…

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