Dr. Jane Orient: The total program being pushed by “right-to-healthcare” cheerleaders is full of mandates. A mandate means you have NO right to opt out, except possibly through some limited exemptions. Americans need to look behind the “rights” rhetoric, see the chains, and follow the money.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): In Iowa, 180,000 Iowans rely on CHCs – and 26 million Americans nationwide – for their primary care.
Alieta Eck, MD: Unlike the unalienable rights listed in our Declaration of Independence, a right to “health care” is not self-evident.
Kelvey Vander Hart: Here are the takeaways from the debate between U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders over the future of health care in this country.
The infighting within the Republican Party, while distorted by the media as a “war,” must stop. We can have spirited debates without being vindictive.
Questions asked in 1949 about health care, its cost, care provided, and federal involvement are still being asked today.
We screamed and shouted from the roof tops that “we have our rights!” You can’t make us—mandate us to!—buy something. That is unconstitutional! All the while we empowered that same government to MANDATE that insurance companies carry people with pre-existing conditions. This is like pulling the pin, throwing a hand grenade straight up in the […]
Liberals are flipping out over an exchange between Rick Santorum and a mother of a sick child over the cost of prescription drugs. GOP contender Rick Santorum had a heated exchange with a mother and her sick young son Wednesday, arguing that drug companies were entitled to charge whatever the market demanded for life-saving therapies. […]
In the 20th Republican Presidential Debate held in Jacksonville, FL, Rick Santorum was the clear winner. Newt Gingrich was the clear loser. Santorum makes the case why he is the consistent conservative running.
Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa – D) has called for an investigation of Governor Nikki Haley and her use of Federal funds. The contention arises around a health care committee which was established to plan for a health insurance exchange. Harkin states that the issue is whether Haley preordained the findings of the committee. Haley has opposed Obamacare […]
Herman Cain hosted a luncheon event in Ames, Iowa yesterday. He gave his thoughts on America’s problems and the necessary solutions required to a friendly group of roughly twenty people at the Dublin Bay Restaurant. He began his remarks with a discussion of the economy, which he flatly declared to be “in crisis” and “unstimulated”. […]
Governor Mike Huckabee’s Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t) will be released on George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd. Of twelve chapters, one is devoted exclusively to border security and immigration policy. There Huckabee uses statistic after statistic to show that Barack Obama has reduced border security […]
Two short years ago, with the election of Barack Obama securing the White House, and having already gained control of the Congress in 2006, the Democrats were absolutely giddy. The defeat of the Republicans in 2006 and 2008 were seen with a sense of finality. There were some that even suggested that conservatism was dead. […]
As you read this article, there are not nearly enough doctors and hospitals for everyone in America. But thanks to the health care bill that Barack Obama and the Democrats rammed down the throats of the American people, that shortage is about to get a whole lot worse. The truth is that the new health […]
There’s been a lot of talk about the unconstitutionality of the procedure the Democrats are contemplating in their death-march to pass Obamacare. Indeed, lawsuits are already being prepared to challenge it in court. My question is does the idea that the Dems would do this really surprise anyone? A more fundamental question has been asked […]
Throughout this whole health care reform business we’ve seen a lot of partisan game playing, heard a great deal about closed doors, and even the occasional reference to smoke and mirrors. As noted in a Caffeinated Thoughts post earlier this week, Philip Klein at the American Spectator has added another name to the mix very […]