Congress and the IRS Have Stranded Patients in SwampCare

Dr. Jane Orient: The Swamp in Washington, D.C., and its crony capitalist retainers do not want to lose their grip on the trillions of dollars that slosh through the “healthcare” sector—approaching one-fifth of the U.S. economy.

Growing Incivility In Political Discourse

Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa): What tragedy has to happen before Americans can stand together and denounce hateful and dangerous rhetoric?

Why Do We Need a Right-to-Try Bill in America?

Dr. Jane Orient: Nowhere does the U.S. Constitution give the federal government the authority to regulate the practice of medicine. And it is a very good thing that federal intervention and standards didn’t begin in 1789.

New Bipartisan Laws Helping Iowans

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): Despite a lot of headlines focusing on things other than the work of Congress, there is a fair amount of work getting done in a bipartisan way addressing issues important to Iowans.

Patients and Physicians Unite: You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Congress, please act on a few simple reforms that will help everyone and hurt no one—except the drug lobbies and middlemen.

Jeff Flake’s Faux Constitutional Crisis

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Trump would cause a constitutional crisis if he fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller and then Congress would have no recourse but to impeach. Senator Flake has that backward, Congress would be the cause, not President Trump.

Access to Affordable Health Insurance: The Kitchen Table Issue of Our Time

Jason Schultz: The (Un)Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has wreaked havoc on our health care and health insurance industries. Policies disappeared, carriers pulled out of Iowa, and government meddling has caused policies to be much more expensive and yet, provide less coverage. 

Episode 23: Growing America’s Infrastructure

On The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses America’s infrastructure challenges and what is needed for infrastructure reform with Craig Stevens with Growing America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN).

Setting National Health Priorities: Trump and Climate Change

Dr. Jane Orient: President Trump’s initiatives on energy and climate challenge medical and public health authorities to prove their anti-carbon case.

UPDATE: The Swamp, National Reciprocity & Fix NICS

Pat Nicklaus: Congress is banking on the popularity of HR 38 (National Reciprocity) and attaching a wildly unpopular, anti-gun bill to it behind your back. 

Fixing a Broken Tax System for Hardworking Americans

David Young: Americans know how to spend their money better than the federal government, which is why I want them to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Obama’s Tyranny By Rule

Shane Vander Hart: President Barack Obama will allow boys in girls’ locker rooms at school, force hospitals to provide abortions, and change who gets overtime by rule, not law.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 1-2-16 (Guests: Jenifer Bowen, Sue Thayer, & Drew Klein)

This week on CT Radio: Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk to Jenifer Bowen & Sue Thayer of Iowa Right to Life and Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity.

House to Vote on Reconciliation Bill That Defunds Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Friday on a reconciliation bill (H.R. 3762) that includes a provision that defunds Planned Parenthood.

Should States Lower Blood Alcohol Content to Determine Drunk Driving?

Should state legislatures lower the blood alcohol content levels from .08 to .05 in order to reduce alcohol-related crashes?

The Fiscal Cliff: No Room for Compromise

Whatever deal Congress and President Obama makes in order to go off the fiscal cliff in the short term we are still in deep, deep financial trouble.