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True Health Care Reform Should Put the Patient First, Not the Bureaucrat

Jerry Newcombe, The House passed (217-213) a new bill to help repeal Obamacare on Thursday, the American Health Care Act (the AHCA). It is said that President Trump’s personal persuasion of many Congressmen helped this to pass. Now the ball goes to the Senate. Ironically, Obamacare is officially known as the “Affordable Care Act.” What an

Entitlement Reform At Last

Stephen Moore, Almost every promise made eight years ago about Obamacare turned out to be a falsehood. That is first and foremost why the law must be repealed. No, you couldn’t keep your insurance plan, doctor or provider in many cases. No, it didn’t save $2,500 per family (more like cost $2,500 more per family).

The Health Insurance Debate Reveals the Endemic Flaws of Our Politics

Young Voices Advocates, Editor’s note: This column is authored by Chris Machold.  As House Republicans revive a revamped Affordable Care Act replacement bill with more support from the libertarian wing of the Republican party, Republicans and Democrats have gone back-and-forth over the impact of the bill on people with pre-existing conditions. As The New York Times noted in a recent review

Whose Data Is It Anyway?

Derek Hunter, The days of hand written letters and notes is over, it’s all digital now. As such, we find ourselves in a weird position where our private thoughts aren’t sealed in an envelope, but basically handled in an accurate version of “telephone” by third party companies on the honor system that they won’t reveal

VA fires embattled La. director amid scandal, secret wait lists

The director of the beleaguered Shreveport VA hospital in Louisiana has been fired following a three-year tenure filled with scandal including accusations of covering up a secret wait-list, creating severe staffing shortages and refusing to buy essentials like vital signs machines, linens or mattresses. Toby Mathew, who became director of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Government Makes Rules to Protect Us from Pizza, Cup-cakes, and Shark Attacks in the Pacific

Patrick Bobko, Do we really need government rules protecting us from pizza? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thinks we do. Beginning on May 5th, pizza restaurants (among others) will be required to display per slice calorie ranges on their menus. The 100-page rule effectively requires pizzerias to count the number pepperonis on each slice

DC Economics ‘Experts’: Too Much ‘DC’ – Not Enough ‘Economics’

Seton Motley, Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore are four big name Washington, D.C. free market economic “experts.”  They have for decades been ensconced inside the Beltway – doling out their brands of reform.  But as we have seen from nigh anyone who enters the belly of the DC Beast – people grow comfortable, and start

Big Government: No Friend of the Poor

Ed Feulner, When you’re a conservative, you have to develop thick skin. You get used to hearing how heartless you are. How devoid of compassion. And why? Because you don’t automatically support every government program that purports to help poor people. Why, you conservatives must hate poor people! For our liberal friends, life is simple.

Burglars: It is getting harder to tell the Private Thieves from the Government Thieves

Paul Jacob, The legitimate purpose of government? It is to protect citizens from force and fraud, to defend individuals against violent and criminal attacks on their persons and property, and, beyond that, to leave them at liberty to pursue their own happiness. Tyranny, conversely, is what we call governments that engage in force and fraud,