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Another Constitutional Oddity

One other area of the constitution about which Obamacare raises new questions is the presentment clause:  “Every Order, Resolution, or Vote . . . shall be presented to the President ...

Politicizing Health Insurance

After Obamacare, many decisions now made in the private sphere will be made in the public sphere, assuming it is implemented as the law currently provides. The government will be ...

What about Bernie’s $12.6 Billion?

The wordsmiths crafted clever names for some of the deals that got health reform through the Senate. There was the “Cornhusker Kicker” for Nebraska’s Sen. Ben Nelson’s Nebraska-only Medicaid payment ...

Where Is It? What Is It?

Having watched the C-SPAN broadcast of the health-care signing ceremony, I searched the White House website for the text of the legislation. Not there. The “pending legislation” page ...

Long-Term Savings

The assertion that, according to the CBO, health-care reform will reduce the federal budget deficit leads the House Democrats’ talking points regarding their not-yet-unveiled bill. Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown simply ...

Execution

Our constitution says that “each house may determine the rules of its proceedings.” Speaker Pelosi may need to squeeze every bit out of that language to make ...

Getting It Over

One way or the other, President Obama wants the health-care debate to end. However it ends, his speech today framed the themes we can expect to hear more of as ...