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Avik Roy

The Slacker Mandate and the Safety Pin Generation

Michelle Malkin,  News flash, kids: Things aren’t free. Things cost money. And “free” things provided to you by the government cost other people’s money. Donald Trump gets it — somewhat. He vows to repeal Obamacare’s most burdensome federal mandates that are jacking up the price of private health insurance. But he also plans to preserve

‘Death spiral’? ObamaCare problems making coverage harder to afford, find

When Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey announced recently that it’s $46 million in debt and shutting down, it became the 17th failed ObamaCare co-op since the Affordable Care Act launched three years ago. Those failures – just six of the original 23 co-ops remain – have left hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for

The VA scandal and socialized medicine

Ben Domenech The continued scandal of the Veterans Health Administration provides a good example of the downside of government-run medicine. But when it comes to comparisons to Obamacare, Avik Roy illustrates why the VA is much worse: The most important thing to understand about the Veterans Health Administration is that it truly is socialized medicine. We often

Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki

Larry Kudlow  The VA problem is not Shinseki; it’s socialism. The Veterans Affairs health care system is completely government run. It is a pure single-payer program. National Review Editor Rich Lowry calls it “an island of socialism in American health care.” He is right. I’ve been arguing this all week. So perhaps Democrats and Republicans

Obamacare: Abuse of power endangers the nation’s health

 Larry Elder  When liberal pro-Obama scholars question the legality of President Barack Obama’s actions to implement Obamacare, the issue of illegal presidential use of power moves from partisan to frightening. George Washington Law School’s Jonathan Turley is the second most quoted law professor in the nation and a two-time Obama voter. He recently testified before