More Problems with Obamacare, Which Supposedly No Longer Suffers from Any Problems Whatsoever

Despite the fact that we have been assured that any and all problems with Obamacare's implementation are hereby a thing of the past, and that we were foolish to have ever thought otherwise, the fact of the matter is that problems with the health care system exist, and are growing. Evidence for this was cited …

Obamacare Is Slowly Dying, and No One Should Be Surprised

For quite a while now, we have been assured that we as a nation are well past the early hiccups and rough patches that attended the implementation of Obamacare. From here on out, we have been promised relatively smooth sailing. Everything is fine, everyone is happy, there is nothing bad or unpleasant to see, and …

The Supreme Court Bats .500. Legal and Political Analysis Follows.

The United States Supreme Court has come out with two major opinions, in as many days. The first concerned Barack Obama's health care law, and featured a bad outcome based on poor reasoning. The second concerned the issue of same-sex marriage and featured a laudable outcome based on less-than-good reasoning. We'll take the health care …

Another Reason to Despise the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Would you like to be vaccinated against Lyme Disease? Sure you would; why would anyone want to put up with the complications that might arise from having a Lyme tick bite you--complications that "can lead to arthritis, neurologic problems like meningitis or nerve inflammation, and sometimes even heart problems"? Yes, a vaccine against Lyme Disease …

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Meets Reality

In the worst way, of course: In the ongoing skirmishes between public health officials and vaccine skeptics, I'm scoring this one for the pro-immunization forces. A Canadian woman who had declined to have her children immunized against pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has changed her position now that all seven of her children have come …

Yet Another Problem with Healthcare.gov

It's now working too well, at least in one respect: The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned. The scope of what is disclosed or how it might be used was not …

Jonathan Gruber’s Disastrous Congressional Testimony

It was awful beyond imagining. Behold a snippet: This little political skirmish was Jonathan Gruber's Little Bighorn moment in which he didn't play the role of Sitting Bull. Gowdy owned the debate--and Gruber--not only because he is a much more skilled and adept verbal interlocutor than is Gruber (who desperately grasps for the saving power …

When People Tell You that Problems with Obamacare Have Been Solved, Don’t Believe Them

Facts are stubborn things, and facts will not allow anyone to truthfully claim that all is well in the land of Obamacare: “If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance — this law will only make it more secure and more affordable,” President …

Charles Schumer Commits a Kinsley Gaffe

And boy, what a Kinsley gaffe it is: Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday. Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare …

Rebuking Crazy Talk on the Supreme Court

Remember Paul Krugman's ridiculous comments regarding the Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in King v. Burwell? Justice Elena Kagan--no one's idea of a right-wing jurist, of course--has something to say about them: Statements such as that of economics professor Paul Krugman’s argument in a New York Times column that the Court is corrupt, which was …