Opinions of a Practicing Physician, May 31, 2011 by Jane Lindell Hughes, M.D., F.A.C.S.
It has now become apparent to anyone who is paying attention that America cannot afford ObamaCare. The economic and personal liberty costs are too high. The Patient Protection and Affordability Act has very little to do with actual care of the sick.
I have submitted the following letter to the editor which outlines my latest version of potential reforms for our healthcare system. We are at a crucial point in the struggle for a patient centered American style system of care for individuals versus the socialized medicine models of bureaucratically controlled care. We need reform but ObamaCare must go first. The Florida Supreme Court ruling was a major step towards that end. In the mean time, we all must have faith that there is a reform plan that will work!
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Jane Lindell Hughes, M.D., F.A.C.S.
United with Solutions for American Healthcare by Jane Lindell Hughes, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Our organization was founded by physicians and individuals who have extensive medical, business, managerial, and insurance experience in the United States and Great Britain. We are dedicated to promoting private sector common sense solutions for fixing what is broken in our current American healthcare system without destroying the finest health care in the world.
Analysis of the Obamacare Bill by Jane Lindell Hughes, M.D., F.A.C.S.
This was an extremely difficult assignment for many reasons, not the least of which was the realization that the authors are by and large ignorant regarding medicine, surgery, and the etiology of disease.
Enslavement by Health Insurance by Richard Amerling, M.D.
Most people are unaware of how much their insurance costs. It is probably between $10-20,000 per year. This money would be added to your paycheck, taxable, if there was no insurance provided.
Electronic Medical Records - Government Medicine 101 by Jane Lindell Hughes, MD, FACS 2.25.2015
Twitter is grand fun, Facebook can be useful and informational, and computer activities have become second nature to most of us. However, one thing you will not find in my office is Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Applying for ObamaCare—Still Not Simple by Grace-Marie Turner 5.10.2013 During his news conference last week, the president sounded defensive in trying to tamp down fears of an impending ObamaCare train wreck.
Curing the Pre-Existing Conditions of ObamaCare by Tom Miller and James C. Capretta 9.10.2012 The administration’s emphasis on pre-existing conditions falsely implies that the only way to cover future serious illness is with ObamaCare’s heavy-handed requirements.
'Why Not Obamacare?' by Joe Herring 8.4.2012 Millions of people like ObamaCare. The idea of universal coverage appeals to many Americans...
Good Luck Finding a Doctor under Obamacare by Grace-Marie Turner 7.30.2012 In truth, prospects are bleak that you will be able to keep your doctor and even bleaker that there will be enough doctors to meet demand under Obamacare.
Meet Your New M.D. by Deane Waldman 7.27.2012 Forget the devious gamesmanship used to ram ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010) down our throats. Wipe its unpopularity from your mind.
A Vast New Taxing Power by The Wall Street Journal 7.2.2012 The commentary on John Roberts's solo walk into the Affordable Care Act wilderness is converging on a common theme: The Chief Justice is a genius. All of a sudden he is a chessmaster, a statesman, a Burkean minimalist, a battle-loser but war-winner, a Daniel Webster for our times.
A tax? That’s not true, George by Johnathan Gurwitz 6.29.2012 Before the really big news that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, a few folks were talking about the fact that the Supreme Court upheld some health care law.
The Court Should Strike It All Down by Grace-Marie Turner 6.18.2012 For the past two years, America has witnessed headline after headline reporting on flaws in President Barack Obama’s health care law. And as America learns more about this intolerable act, the opposition to Obamacare continues to grow.
After ObamaCare by Mike Brownfield 6.8.2012 For the past two years, America has witnessed headline after headline reporting on flaws in President Barack Obama’s health care law. And as America learns more about this intolerable act, the opposition to Obamacare continues to grow.
Big Changes in College Health Plans by Louise Radnofsky 6.4.2012 Some colleges are dropping student health-insurance plans for the coming academic year and others are telling students to expect sharp premium increases because of a provision in the federal health law requiring plans to beef up coverage.
Fannie Med by The Wall Street Journal 6.4.2012 Perhaps you thought that the Affordable Care Act is all about making insurance more affordable. Too bad no one told Americans that the law also turned the Health and Human Services Department into a giant venture capital investor for health care. This won't turn out well.
Inside ObamaCare's Grant-Making by Steven Greer 6.4.2012 Early this year, I was briefly involved with one of the Affordable Care Act's bureaucracies called the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, or CMMI. Despite its lofty ideals, it is one more pork program and venue for political cronyism, as I learned firsthand.
The Megrahi Prognosis by The Wall Street Journal 5.21.2012 The death Sunday of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber, has prompted renewed controversy over his August 2009 "compassionate" release from Scottish prison. At the time, British doctors claimed he had three months to live. He survived nearly three years.
ObamaCare's Killer Device Tax by Henry Miller 5.10.2012 Much of the political conversation in Washington these days concerns innovation, job creation and competitiveness. But talk is cheap, and elected officials must enact policies that enhance economic activity and job creation.
ObamaCare Will Punish State Budgets by LAMAR ALEXANDER, MIKE JOHANNS, JOHN HOEVEN AND JIM RISCH 3.29.2012 Two years after ObamaCare was signed into law the American people are more opposed to it than ever.
Everybody Wants to Throw Granny Off a Cliff by Ryan J. Reilly 3.21.2012 A newly-founded group behind an ad showing an actor portraying President Obama throwing an elderly “grandma” off a cliff is sponsoring a rally with Rep. Paul Ryan (R) next week.
ObamaCare: If Possible, The News Is Getting Worse by Grace-Marie Turner 3.14.2012 ObamaCare is taking on water as we head into the second anniversary since it passed, and the news about the president’s signature legislation gets worse by the day.
Scoring Last Week's RomneyCare Debate by Grace-Marie Turner 1.29.2012 Rick Santorum went for the jugular in Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, exposing Mitt Romney's weak and contradictory defense of his Massachusetts health-reform law.
Romney's Disconnect by Grace-Marie Turner 1.28.2012 The latest tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that ObamaCare
remains as unpopular as ever.
Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone by James C. Capretta 1.23.2012 Last week, the White House issued a new “study” on the supposed progress states have made in implementing the “health exchanges” that are central to constructing the Obamacare system.
Religious liberty: The latest target of ObamaCare by Grace-Marie Turner 1.20.2012 The Obama administration announced today it will wait for a year (coincidentally until after the elections) before requiring religious organizations to comply with an ObamaCare mandate that they provide coverage for contraception...
We Have a Launch -- Health Policy Matters by Grace-Marie Turner 1.13.2012 The coming months will determine the future of health care in America. In the Congress, in the courts, and at the ballot boxes, what happens this year will determine the future of freedom in our health sector — and our country.
A Preview of ObamaCare's "Rescue" Programs by Grace-Marie Turner 12.9.2011 With good news about ObamaCare in such short supply, supporters of the health overhaul law are circulating widely an article published in the Los Angeles Times written by a California woman...
NHS told to abandon delayed IT project by Denis Campbell 9.21.2011 An ambitious multibillion pound programme to create a computerised patient record system across the entire NHS is being scrapped, ministers have decided.
ObamaCare and the Limits of Government by David B. Ravkin and Lee A. Casey 11.15.2011 The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether ObamaCare is constitutional, granting certiorari in a case brought by 26 states shortly after that law was enacted in March of last year.
Individual Mandate is Bad Policy by Grace-Marie Turner 11.9.2011 ObamaCare's individual mandate is the hot issue this week, with the voters of Ohio overwhelmingly approving a "Health Care Freedom" constitutional amendment and with two more steps toward a final Supreme Court ruling on the law.
Less Popular All the Time by The Wall Street Journal 10.29.2011 Good policies are sometimes unpopular, and everybody knows that bad ones are too often very popular, which helps explain the habits of modern Washington.
Health-care agency sick by Margery Eagan 10.18.2011 Lauren and Nick Destito had a wonderful life in Plainville. They paid their bills and raised two sons in a lovely four-bedroom colonial that they were just eight years away from owning outright.
Obamacare on the Ropes by Grace-Marie Turner 10.21.2011 The brouhaha over the CLASS act is continuing since the Obama administration pulled the plug on Friday, saying it saw "no viable path forward" to implementing the new long-term care entitlement program.
Obamacare Starts to Unravel by The Wall Street Journal 10.18.2011 Now that one of ObamaCare's major new benefit programs has been scrapped, liberals are trying to make stone soup by claiming that the Obama Administration merely committed an act of "good government."
Why Obamacare Might Cost You A Job by Mike Brownfield 10.14.2011 Back in February 2010, when Congress was still debating the Obamacare legislation, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proclaimed to America that the law “will create 400,000 jobs almost immediately.”
Health Care Law: Exchange We Can Believe In? by Steve O'Keefe 9.27.2011 Grace-Marie Turner is blowing the lid off the behind-the-scenes machinations as the Obama administration tries to get the states to set up health insurance exchanges, as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Is That ObamaCare Crashing to Earth? by Grace-Marie Turner 9.23.2011 Like NASA's climate satellite that is plummeting toward earth today, ObamaCare is falling apart, and it's only a matter of time until it crashes, too
Want to Help Job Creation? Don’t Forget to Repeal Obamacare by Nina Owcharenko 9.8.2011 There is an obvious omission from all the previews of the President’s upcoming speech on jobs: Obamacare. Obamacare is perhaps the most damaging of the Administration’s policies that are impeding the country’s recovery.
Four Ways Obama Has Blocked Job Growth by Mike Brownfield 9.7.2011 Wonder who’s to blame for today’s stagnant economy? Look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to see where the buck ought to stop.
A Hidden Jobs-Killer Grace-Marie Turner 9.1.2011 The debate over ObamaCare’s impact on jobs and the economy has been fierce from the start, but that debate should now be over.
The IPAB Power Grab by Grace-Marie Turner 8.4.2011 There is no question that Medicare must be improved to provide better health benefits to seniors at lower costs. But Congress is abdicating its constitutional responsibility by giving a panel of 15 unelected technocrats the power to cut Medicare spending and make decisions which will only result in...
Trump explains "Obama Care" by Save America Foundation 7.18.2011 "Let me get this straight . . .We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care Plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t,
Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people,
without adding a single new doctor, ...."
What the Debt Deal Means for Medicare by Bob Moffit 8.3.2011 The congressional enactment of the Budget Control Act to increase the national debt limit was mostly a triumph of process, not substance. But substance cannot be avoided.
Compacts Empower States to Decide Health Issues by Texas State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst 7.29.2011 When our nation takes on a difficult task, the most vital question to ask is, "Who decides?" Today we see a great deal of mistrust in our government.
The Flight to the Exchanges by The Wall Street Journal 7.25.2011 McKinsey & Co. made itself the White House's public enemy number—well, we've lost count—after releasing a survey last month showing that nearly one in three businesses may drop insurance coverage as a result of the new health-care law.
'Exchange' You Can't Believe In by The Wall Street Journal 7.16.2011 Maybe the most unknowing moment from President Obama's debt-limit press conference the other day was when he said that "I'd rather be talking about stuff that everybody welcomes, like new programs."
Sebelius in the Hot Seat over IPAB by Grace-Marie Turner 7.15.2011 Tempers flared this week in Washington's sweltering July heat over the looming government default and the hot debates over one of the scariest parts of ObamaCare -- the powerful, unelected, 15-member Medicare payment board.
An ObamaCare Drug Preview in Germany by John C. Lechleiter 7.8.2011 Germany was in many ways the birthplace of the pharmaceutical industry. But today, German policies place the industry's future progress at risk.
ObamaCare Decision Invites Supremes to Limit Federal Power by Grace-Marie Turner 6.30.2011 The Sixth Circuit was the first of several appeals courts to rule on the validity of Obamacare’s individual mandate, and conservatives are disappointed about Wednesday’s 2-1 decision upholding the law. They shouldn’t be.
Editorial: Shutting Up McKinsey by the Wall Street Journal 6.23.2011 The White House routinely tries to intimidate its health-care critics, but the campaign against McKinsey & Co. is something else.
The Obamacare Bad News Continues by Karl Rove 6.16.2011 A kerfuffle was stirred up last week by a devastating McKinsey & Company study that concluded up to 78 million Americans would lose their current health coverage as employers stopped offering insurance because of President Obama's...
Americans Will Suffer Under New Obamacare Mandates by Ericka Andersen 6.9.2011 It’s easy to see why Obamacare’s unpopularity grows substantially with every new detail that comes out. As former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) infamously noted, we had to pass the bill to find out what was in it.
Is Medicare too Sacred to Touch by Bobby Eberle 5.26.2011 The Democrats are jumping for joy at the results of a special congressional election in New York on Tuesday. While there are many factors that contributed to the win by Democrat Kathy Hochul, the prime reason coming out of the Dem spin machine was that voters rejected GOP plans to overhaul Medicare.
VIDEO: Ryan Goes on Offense, from the White House to the U.S. House by Mike Brownfield 6.2.2011 “We have a budget crisis. We’ve got a $1.5 trillion deficit. We’ve got a debt that is getting out of our control. And what do you do when you have a problem like that? You pass a budget,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) Wednesday from the House floor.
How about a National Obamacare Waiver? by Mike Brownfield 5.18.2011 If you knew a dangerous virus was about to hit America and that you could beg the government for a vaccine, you’d probably do it, wouldn’t you? That’s just what states and businesses alike are doing right now in preparation for Obamacare.
Hypocrisy in Health Accusations by Grace-Marie Turner 4.22.2011 President Obama and his allies are predictably in full-out attack over the House Republicans' deficit reduction plans. But they are on shaky ground for two reasons...
How Health Reform Punishes Work by Daniel P. Kessler 4.25.2011 Supporters of ObamaCare acknowledge it will have some unintended consequences. Yet surprisingly little attention has been focused on the law's most problematic provision: government subsidies to help individuals and families purchase health insurance.
New Efficiencies in Health Care? Not Likely by Theodore Darlrymple 4.16.2011 All attempts to reduce bureaucracy increase it, and the same goes for cost. Such, at any rate, has been my experience of the British health care system—its famed, or infamous, National Health Service.
I Don’t Care, You Don’t Care, No One Cares for Obamacare by The Foundry 3.23.2011 ...President Obama... proclaimed it would lower costs, reduce the deficit, and lift the drag on our economy. Since then, insurance premiums have not dropped; coverage has not increased; ...and two courts have declared the legislation unconstitutional.
We Have a Launch by Grace-Marie Turner 3.25.2011 Our new book, Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, was launched this week with a burst of media activity and a terrific book event at the National Press Club. It's now in bookstores and online portals everywhere.
The Real March Madness by Grace-Marie Turner 3.11.2011 Sports fans relish this time of year for the NCAA Championship Basketball Tournament, aka "March Madness." But this year the tournament has a serious contender for that title. March is also ObamaCare's anniversary month.
ObamaCare and Carey's Heart by Ron Johnson 3.23.2011 Today is the first anniversary of the greatest single assault on our freedom in my lifetime: the signing of ObamaCare. As we consider what this law may do to our country, I can't help but reflect on a medical miracle made possible by the American health-care system.
Unhappy Anniversary by The Wall Street Journal 3.23.2011 What's $2.3 trillion among friends? That's the canyon between the Congressional Budget Office's estimate of a $9.5 trillion federal budget deficit over the next decade under White House proposals, and the White House's own estimate of $7.2 trillion
What Wisconsin Predicts for Healthcare Reform by Jane M. Orient, M.D. 2.27.2011 If you’d like a preview of what your medical care might look like after 2014, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is fully implemented, take a look at schools in Wisconsin: they’re closed.
ObamaCare in Serious Condition by Brian Darling 2.2.2011 A large number of Senators went on record tonight opposing ObamaCare. The House spoke on a bipartisan basis on a measure to fully repeal the President’s health care law by 56 votes last month.
The Nuts and Bolts of the ObamaCare Ruling by Randy E. Barnett & Elizabeth Price Foley 2.2.2011 For months, progressives smugly labeled the legal challenges to ObamaCare as "silly" or even "frivolous." Today their confidence must be severely shaken.
Another Victory on the Road to Repeal by Conn Carroll 2.1.2011 “It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create..."
Why Everything Starts with Repeal by Charles Krauthammer 1.21.2011 Suppose someone — say, the president of the United States — proposed the following: We are drowning in debt. More than $14 trillion right now. I’ve got a great idea for deficit reduction.
The Liberal Reckoning of 2010 By The Wall Street Journal 12.31.2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent out a press release last week headlined "111th Congress Accomplishments." What the release did not mention is the loss of 63 House and six Senate seats, and a mid-December Gallup poll approval rating of 13%.
ObamaCare is Unconstitutional By Grace-Marie Turner 12.13.2010 In its first serious court test, the most unpopular provision in Obamacare — the individual mandate — has been declared unconstitutional on two crucial grounds.
Support for ObamaCare Was a Death Knell for Candidates By Grace-Marie Turner 11.4.2010 The American people have been trying to tell Washington that we are a center-right country in every way they could -- from town hall meetings, marches on Washington, and electing Republicans in very blue states, to creation of an entirely new political movement. Washington didn't listen.
Disastrous Dynamics By Grace-Marie Turner 10.1.2010 The Obama administration is refusing to accept the disastrous dynamics it has set in play with its monstrous health overhaul law.
Obamacare vs. the Rule of LawBy Conn Carroll09.14.2010
Health Insurers Plan Hikes. That was the headline of a Wall Street Journal story last Tuesday which reported: “Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats’ efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections.
Revolt of the Accountants By Peggy Noonas 10.8.2010 The coming rebellion in the voting booth is not only about the economic impact of spending, debt and deficits on America's future. It's also to some degree about the feared impact of all those things on the character of the American people.
Running from ObamacareBy Grace-Marie Turner09.10.2010
Even Democrats are running from Obamacare, as President Obama acknowledged during his Friday news conference: “We’re in a political season where every candidate out there has their own district, their own makeup, their own plan, their own message.… That’s how political races work.”
ObamaCare Puts Government Run Monopoly on Fast Track. By Grace-Marie Turner 08.26.2010
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised millions of eyebrows in early March when she told reporters, we have to pass the health reform bill "so that you can find out what is in it."
Repair? No, repeal ObamaCare. By Robert Moffit/The Heritage Foundation 08.16.2010
The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" was hardly the most popular bill when President Obama signed it into law in March. And its appeal has only declined since then.
Another Victory on the Road to Repeal.By Morning Bell 08.03.2010
Last month at a town hall in Hayward, Calif., a constituent asked Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) about Obamacare: “If this legislation is Constitutional, what limitations are there on the federal government’s ability to tell us how to run our private lives?