Author Archives: Brian Schwartz

Colorado Health Exchange premiums ~ equal to high-risk pool premiums, and you can’t keep your doctor.

Linda Gorman describes how the so-called Affordable Care Act required one Coloradan to leave Colorado’s high-risk pool for a plan on Colorado’s health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.  The premiums are similar, but the exchange plan’s a narrow physician … Continue reading

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How the FDA promotes skin cancer

WaPo: “Applications for the newer sunscreen ingredients have languished for years in the bureaucracy of the Food and Drug Administration, which must approve the products before they reach consumers.” Continue reading

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ObamaCare’s Secret Mandate Exemption

From the WSJ: ObamaCare‘s implementers continue to roam the battlefield and shoot their own wounded, and the latest casualty is the core of the Affordable Care Act—the individual mandate. To wit, last week the Administration quietly excused millions of people … Continue reading

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Is Another Politically Motivated Delay of Obamacare On the Way?

Remember, Obamacare is the law of theland. And there’s absolutely no messing with it. Unless you are the Obama administration, and it’s an election year. Continue reading

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Drug Rationing for Seniors on Medicare?

David Catron in the American Spectator: Buried beneath the avalanche of recent news reports about the latest Obamacare-mandated funding cuts to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program is a related but far more disturbing story — the Centers for Medicare and … Continue reading

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Improvisational government: 35 Changes to ObamaCare…So Far.

More than 35 significant changes already have been made to ObamaCare: at least 18 that President Obama has made unilaterally, 15 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, and 2 by the Supreme Court. But even this large number of changes hasn’t stopped the cascade of failures we are seeing today in the implementation of the law. Continue reading

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Employer mandate and the Obamacare Thought Police

“An employer will not receive relief from the law if she has fired workers in order to get the company’s employee count down below 100 for the purpose of qualifying for the current waiver.” Continue reading

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Colorado Senate Bill 14-016 a boost to health care cronyism

Colorado’s hospitals are big businesses. As the bill to close competitive emergency rooms shows, they would rather outlaw competitors than outproduce them. Colorado legislators need to remember that handing hospitals a monopoly over freestanding emergency rooms does not serve the best interests of their constituents. It will increase health care costs while reducing health care access, and increase the pain for ordinary citizens already suffering from Obamacare cost increases. Continue reading

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Inequality – In freed markets, people get rich by producing what others want

One of the problems with so many discussions of income and wealth is that the intelligentsia are so obsessed with the money that people receive that they give little or no attention to what causes money to be paid to them in the first place. Continue reading

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Medicaid Increases Emergency Room Use. Obamacare increases Medicaid dependence.

This result is important for anticipating the consequences of ObamaCare. About half of the 30-plus million people expected to get health insurance under ObamaCare will be enrolled in Medicaid, not private health insurance. – See more at: http://healthblog.ncpa.org/#sthash.1kThSWyD.dpuf Continue reading

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