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Our Constitution Continues to Dissolve

On Thursday, June 25, the Constitution and our tripartite system of government took a major hit.  The Supreme Court, in a 6 to 3 opinion, ruled against the plaintiffs in King v Burwell, a lawsuit concerning who was

June 30, 2015
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A Positive Start to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

On Thursday, June 18, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on total sales for certain medical devices that was created in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The legislation, H.R.

June 19, 2015
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Up, Up and Away

During both of his two campaigns and the 2009 debate over healthcare reform, President Obama often stated that his plan would cut the average premium of a typical family by $2,500 per year.  But not surprisingly, prices are instead going in the...

June 11, 2015
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Almost Everything is Genetically Modified

According to a September 2014 Smithsonian article written by David Newland, “Sorry Hipsters, That Organic Kale is a Genetically Modified Food,” most of the food we eat today is not natural.  “Some 10,000 years ago,” said Newland, “our ancestors...

May 15, 2015
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Why is FOX Business News Pushing Price Controls?

It was the headline on the FOX Business News April 27 article that captured my attention.  It said, “More Government Waste Found at Medicare.”  I thought, well, what else is new, it’s pretty much a governmen

May 5, 2015
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A Disappointing Vote but Not Unexpected

Senator David Vitter (R-La.) is on a mission.

April 28, 2015
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CO-OPs: Another ObamaCare Catastrophe

On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as ObamaCare, was signed into law.  By the end of 2013, millions of Americans had lost the healthcare plan they liked and were forced to accept health insurance plans with mandated...

April 15, 2015
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Gold, Silver, Bronze (oh, Platinum too)

In years past, when people heard the terms Gold, Silver, Bronze, they thought about the Olympic medals.  Now, they likely think of ObamaCare with its metallic collection of expensive healthcare plans of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

April 14, 2015
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340B Drug Discount Program Finally Gets a Congressional Hearing

On March 24, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held the first hearing on the 340B drug discount program since 2005.

April 8, 2015
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Navy Showers for All?

It is bad enough the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) squandered $2 million of taxpayer money on grants and projects to capture methane gas from agricultural waste and landfills in foreign countries, $15 million on fraudulent credit card use,...

March 17, 2015
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The Supreme Court Hears King v. Burwell

Today, March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to King v.

March 4, 2015
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When Will Congress Fix the 340B Drug Discount Program?

The 340B drug discount program was created in 1992 to help uninsured, impoverished individuals obtain low-cost prescription drugs.  Unfortunately, the program has strayed far from its original intent, as pharmacies and hospitals are enriching...

February 13, 2015