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V.P. Biden's Plan is Really a Side Door to Medicare for All

Today, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden offered his healthcare plan, the “Affordable Care Act 2.0.”  It would keep and build on Obamacare and provide a public option or mechanism for people to buy into a government-run plan.

The American Medical Association’s Shaky Stance on Socialized Medicine

As the American Medical Association’s (AMA) shrinking membership tilts further and further to the left, real questions need to be asked about the organization’s influence over the Medicare for All debate. 

Hang Onto Your Wallets ... And Your Freedom

Listening to the Democratic presidential debates these past two days has been alarming.  Pandering to specific groups, the candidates are prepared to have the federal government cover the costs for a myriad of programs.  The New York Times wrote, “The Democrats’ two nights of debates showed that liberalism is on the march in the party.

Ways & Means Hearing Highlights the Battle Over Medicare For All

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing with the intent to give Republicans and Democrats the chance to discuss other proposals to expand universal health care.  Generally universal coverage means government-run healthcare.  This was the first time a House committee of jurisdiction had formally assembled to examine universal health coverage, though the hearing shortly turned into the predictable and fatuous game of Republicans vs. Democrats.

RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.  Social Security will exceed its income in 2020 for the first time since 1982 and Medicare is set to become insolvent by out in 2026. 

House Introduces Single-Payer Healthcare Plan: Medicare for All

On Wednesday, February 27, Rep. Pramila Jaypal (D-Wa) introduced H.R. 1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.”  As of March 8, the bill has 106 co-sponsors.  That represents 45 percent of the Democratic caucus.

Stay Calm and Carry On

On Friday, December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled in Texas, et al v. United States, et al, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was unconstitutional.

Healthcare Moves from the Election and Back to Congress

Poll, after poll, after poll shows that healthcare was the top issue in the 2018 elections.  This should not be a surprise as Democrats ran on the issue, while many Republicans hid from it.

Grossly Expensive 'Medicare for All' - Hidden in Plain Sight

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has an editorial today, “The Price of BernieCare” and declares that “Democrats object that Republicans are telling voters the truth about single payer.” The WSJ points out that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said this week that healthcare will determine the result of the November elections.  Meanwhile, the Republicans are running political ads across the country that focus on the huge costs associated with implementing “Medicare for All,” Sen.

The #M4A Price Tag Makes it DOA

Continuing with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s declaration that August should be healthcare month, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is taking a look at Senator Bernie Sander’s (I-Vt) idea that we should have Medicare for All, colloquially being referred to as #M4A on Twitter and in other social media.  Aggressively promoting this new Faustian bargain are the Democratic Socialists, a quickly growing faction within the Democrat party.  Their chapters across the country ar

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