Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Remind me again why some Republicans were not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney? The health care issue? Just prior to the Wisconsin primary, I wrote for MacIver: The most interesting aspect of the Trump plan is call to make Medicaid a block grant program. What the Trump campaign means by block grant is not really a […]

State employees are going to have to pay more to keep their insurance thanks to the “Cadillac insurance” provision of Obamacare. In order to avoid a 40% tax on their premiums, employees are going to have higher deductibles and higher co-pays. As the MacIver Institute explains, The federal law will hit employers who offer high-priced […]

A MacIver Institute Special Feature [Madison, Wisc…] From the beginning, the Affordable Care Act has had its fair share of failures, and it continues to struggle. Wisconsin is now reacting to the failure of the HealthCare.gov website that has kept thousands of people from signing up for Obamacare. Governor Scott Walker’s fix is to delay […]

In the Obama Administration’s attempt to alter history by adding qualifiers to President Barack Obama’s promise (helped by the New York Times), somebody forgot to scrub the White House website. (Great catch by Dave Weigel.) Phil Kerpen found this very specific promise made by Obama right before the Obamacare exchanges launched and crashed: And so […]

Everybody is talking about the failure of the Obamacare website, but Congressman Ron Kind Van Winkle just emerged from a nap: The American people deserve more from their representatives. Please keep sharing your thoughts, ideas and priorities about the #Shutdown — Ron Kind (@KindforCongress) October 25, 2013   Unless, of course, Kind was somehow referring […]

Barron County is not adding more staff to deal with Obamacare, even with the promise of “free” state money. This week at the MacIver Institute I explained why. An excerpt: Barron County already has 13 economic support workers, each handling a workload of about 790 cases, according to WQOW. They report that there will be […]

Over at Blogging Blue, Steve Carlton has a complaint about my Waukesha Freeman column on the state health care debate. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it costs the federal government $3,000.00 more per recipient to subsidize a private plan than have someone on a public plan like Badgercare, $9,000.00 versus $6,000.00. Walker’s plan […]

The pressure is on the Republicans in the legislature, especially in the state senate, to expand Medicaid beyond the plan envisioned by Governor Scott Walker. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why it’s bad policy and why the supporters of the Medicaid expansion are being dishonest. Darling is joined by a number of special […]

Statement of Cardinal Timothy Dolan Responding to Feb. 1 Proposal from HHS For almost a century, the Catholic bishops of the United States have worked hard to support the right of every person to affordable, accessible, comprehensive, life-affirming healthcare.As we continue to do so, our changeless values remain the same.We promote the protection of the […]

Roberts’ decision may be remembered along with the Dred Scott decision as a moment when the Supreme Court’s actions spurred a nascent political movement to transform the country. From the abolitionists and the birth of the Republican Party to the Tea Party and the rebirth of the Republican Party, the cry is for “Liberty!” and it must start this November.