Monday, December 5th, 2016

Governor Scott Walker opposed Obamacare and refused to expand Medicaid spending, yet still managed to eliminate the gaps in coverage availability. All three Republican candidates for president claim they are opposed to Obamacare, but what are their plans for health care? At the MacIver Institute, I looked at each of their plans and explained which […]

Look for it to be mentioned tonight by Donald Trump, and look for Trump not to know any of the specifics. In the last Republican presidential debate, Trump got hammered on a lack of a health care plan. We’re having another debate tonight so, voilà, a Trump health care plan was released this morning.  Yes, it […]

Everyone has an agenda for the fall legislative session, including the fine folks at Citizen Action. They were busy conspiring with the Democrats last week (and we’re sure the GAB is investigating) to promote the idea of accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin. At the MacIver Institute, not only do I point out […]

The Associated Press, while reporting Planned Parenthood is closing its clinic in Fond Du Lac, lets this whopper go unchallenged: Jody Krahn, a nurse practitioner in Planned Parenthood’s Fond du Lac clinic, said the closure will be “a terrible loss for the community.” For many patients, the clinic provided their only health care options and […]

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 […]

Have you seen this person? Sadly, she appears to have gone missing earlier this month when she was last sighted on the HealthCare.gov website. There are reports that she may be returning by the end of November. However, the Republican National Congressional Committee is not so optimistic. She may be missing after learning she lost […]

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 […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I take on more critics of Governor Scott Walker’s plan to cover 100% of those under the federal poverty line with the state Medicaid program and rejecting an expansion of Medicaid to 133% of the federal poverty line. It’s also interesting how Kraig and Pollack are concerned about the affordability […]

As some of you who follow me on Facebook know, I spent a good chunk of the day in the emergency room at Waukesha Memorial.  I’m okay, and I’m taking it easy today at home with some pain killers and antibiotics. I’m not sure of the street value of this stuff. It was not a […]

GOP needs to govern boldly Senate Republicans going wobbly Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 5/9/2013 How many Republicans in the state Senate does it take to screw up the governor’s agenda? We’re learning the hard way. Already Gov. Scott Walker’s education agenda is seriously threatened. The governor had proposed expanding private school vouchers to nine […]