Obamacare: It’s Still a Gateway to Single-Payer Health Care
More than two years after the passage of Obamacare, the data overwhelmingly show the law will fail to achieve its core objectives of lowering costs and improving access. That, ironically, may have been the design. By making private insurance unaffordable ...
A Physician’s Check-up on the One-Year-Old Health-Care Law
A year ago this week, Congress passed nearly 2,700 pages of health legislation virtually no one had read in their entirety. Despite opposition from members of their own party and the majority of Americans, congressional Democrats passed a bill fattened with ...
Earmark Myths and Realities
As Senate Republicans prepare to vote on an earmark moratorium, I would encourage my colleagues to consider four myths and four realities of the debate.
Myths of the earmark debate:
1. Eliminating earmarks does not actually save any money
This argument ...
Patent Fee Diversion Is a Tax on Innovation
Starting with Senate consideration of the so-called patent “reform” bill, Congress’s talk about jobs is sure to feature Washington’s trademarked hype.
A Washington jobs debate is itself a misnomer. Washington does not create jobs. ...
Civility, Seating, and Substance
A strange commentary on our society is that in the days leading up to the President’s 2011 State of the Union address, the biggest story may not have been the speech itself but the seating of individual members of ...
By Her Own Words, Kagan Will Violate Her Oath
The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan provided key exchanges about the Commerce Clause, natural rights, and other issues that have convinced me to vote against her nomination. Based on her own testimony, she’ll violate her oath ...