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What he said…

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President Trump wants Congress to  repeal ObamaCare  now,  then replace it later.   It’s a great idea,  since it puts some pressure on the delicate little congressional snowflakes to get their collective sorry asses in gear.

They should have talked to health insurance companies eight years ago and come up with the necessary replacement plans,  but it should take  companies a nanosecond to resurrect their old catastrophic policies,  which were quite inexpensive –  I had one for many years.   The only really sticky questions are whether the taxpayers should contribute to obtaining health care for those who truly can not afford it,  and how much.




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July 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm

VA corruption…

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You can’t make this stuff up.   The Veterans Administration spent $20 million on artwork,  most of it under the Obama Administration,  while allowing veterans to die from lack of care.   This incredible stupidity includes a pair of sculptures totaling %670,000 for a VA center which serves blind vets.

Few people have  been disciplined  for the multiple failures of the VA system,  let  alone fired.   If you were a whistleblower you were likely to get fired  by your corrupt superiors for attempting  to address  the deadly failures and corruption.  The solution is simple — do away with the VA system and use the money to pay for veterans’ care in the private sector.   Put the whistleblowers in charge of the transition and fire the rest.

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July 27, 2016 at 10:09 am

Unhappy birthday…

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ObamaCare will be  five years  old on Monday,  but this bastard progeny of Congressional Democrats has little to celebrate.   The solitary benefits of this miserable piece of legislation are that it has shown that killing market competition drives prices up,  not down,  and that His Oneness is both economically incompetent and a bald-faced liar.

Of course,  I have long thought that the real purpose of ObamaCare was to drive physicians and insurance companies out of the marketplace, destroying the existing healthcare system,   and create a crisis via which the feds could foist a single-payer system on us, since that is what progressives and liberals have always wanted,  despite copious evidence that it provides lousy outcomes.   Various MSM outlets are applying copious amounts  of lipstick  to this pig,  but it is still a porker.

I live in hope that ObamaCare will be put to death long before its next birthday.



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March 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

A tasty pair…

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…of political cartoons,  both dealing  with ObamaCare  and the IRS.

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May 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Good for the brain…

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Try to carve out an hour and 20 minutes to  watch a symposium  featuring Stephen Moore and Rep. Paul Ryan advocating that citizens should hold the authority over their health care plans and retirement dollars.   It is understandable and makes sense in a way sound bytes seldom do.

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April 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

Green health…

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Read this and marvel  at the sort of treatment you can look forward to if ObamaCare survives.

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April 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Unhealthy health care bill…

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I must say I was surprised to  see this,  but I have to remind myself that occasionally the WaPo exhibits a sliver of good sense (h/t to Philip Klein at American Spectator).

Still,  it can’t please the White House or Pelosi to have it pointed out so clearly that the House bill won’t do what it claims and will likely bankrupt the country.    They weren’t that brutal,  of course,  but that’s the essence of the column.

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November 10, 2009 at 4:54 am

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