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Archive of posts published in the tag: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Inflationary Wealth Transfers

Kevin Williamson’s Welcome to the Paradise of the Real was written over two years ago and I still refer it to readers.Sneaky Inflation is equal to that piece in bringing sound economic thought to bear on current issues with an engaging style.  Both…

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Targeted Inflation

Henry Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson in 1946 and it is still a classic. Hazlitt was a reporter, not a credentialed economist and he brought the dry concepts of economics to the lay reader.  Kevin Williamson, a journalist as…

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Political Inactivism

Kevin Williamson is probably one of the most excerpted writers on Rebel Yid.  I was fortunate to meet him lat year at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. He has a creative and unconventional way of viewing the great debates. He…

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The Threshold becomes a Wall to Growth

Health Care Law Forces Businesses to Consider Growth’s Costs by Stacy Crowley at The New York Times When LaRonda Hunter opened a Fantastic Samshair salon 10 years ago in Saginaw, Tex., a suburb of Fort Worth, she envisioned it as the…

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ACA Rigor Mortis

From Kevin Williamson at National Review, Obamacare is Dead : Insurance is, by its very nature, always forward-looking, considering events that have yet to come to pass but that may be expected and, to a reasonable extent, predicted with some…

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Political Health Care Priorities

from The Jewish World Review, The Process is the Punishment by Mark Steyn: excerpt: It is one of the many distinctive features of Obama-style “health” “care” “reform” that, while it has not led to the hiring of a single additional doctor, nurse…

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Repellant Legislation

From The Weekly Standard in 2010, The Process is the Substance by Matthew Continetti: Once the shock wore off, the Democrats decided that if they could not pass their reform following normal procedure, they would simply change the procedure. Hence the…

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Legislative Intent

from Petterico’s Pontifications, King v. Burwell: Intentionalism Trumps Textualism, and the Rule of Law Dies: excerpt: There is much disagreement about this on both sides. The conservatives point to Jonathan Gruber, a central ObamaCare drafter. The lefties note that Gruber…

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Insurance is Not Access

from Scott Atlas at the Wall Street Journal, Repairing the ObamaCare Wreckage Why is private health insurance so important? Insurance without access to medical care is a sham. And that is where the country is heading. According to a 2014…

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Legislative Moral Hazard

Without debating the substance of the ACA or the arguments used in the King vs Burwell ruling, the Supreme Court functions within a gray area.  On one hand it should not be their purpose to correct or reject bad legislation,…

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Sacrificing Quality for Access

from the WSJ Scott Atlas writes ObamaCare’s Anti-Innovation Effect Excerpts: Of the many unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act, perhaps the least noticed is its threat to innovation. Although most discussions center on the law’s more immediate effects on…

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Why Is This Bill (ACA) Different?

From The Weekly Standard A Slight Case of Bastardy The curious and irregular conception of Obamacare by Noemie Emery Excerpts: There are written rules that make an act legal, and unwritten ones that make it legitimate, and it is the…

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The Cost of Acting without Understanding

From Investor’s Business Daily Why Do The Uninsured Hate ObamaCare? Incredibly, more than twice as many uninsured say they’re worse off because of ObamaCare than say it’s helped. What’s more, just 7% of the uninsured say they tried to get coverage through…

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Improvisational Government

From The Weekly Standard, Christopher Demuth writes The Silence of the Liberals: Collaterally, Obamacare is introducing a new form of government​—​improvisational government, characterized by continuous ad hoc revisions of statutory law by executive decree. This is a reversion to a…

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Health Care and Global Warming

The utter failure of the ACA website roll out is just a cover for the fact that the real failure is the plan itself.  The shitty website does not explain the cancellations and the painfully higher costs. But the disaster…

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A Necessary Evil or a Necessary Good

From Jonah Goldberg in The National Review Online, Father Knows Best: The president’s more intellectually honest defenders have said exactly that. “Vast swathes of policy are based on the correct presumption that people don’t know what’s best for them. Nothing…

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The Unique Challenge of Overturning Obamacare

From The Weekly Standard, Killing Obamacare by Jay Cost: Why should we believe that the federal government is remotely capable of managing something as complicated as American health care? The complexities of the task make a mockery of the very notion of…

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The Rollout Reader

Comments on the disastrous health care roll out. Delaying from Behind by James Taranto at the WSJ Our younger readers–those who were born yesterday–may not remember when delaying ObamaCare was considered a wild idea, its exponents limited to crazy right-wing terrorists. Times have…

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The Problem with Comprehensive Legislation

Mark Steyn writes Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege in The National Review. Excerpts: As Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” But the problem with “comprehensive” legislation is that,…

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Amateur Hour

The administration will delay for one year the provision of the Affordable Health Care Act that enforces a penalty on employers with more than 50 workers. What do they expect to change in a year? We will have another year…

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