Monthly Archives: November 2013

Obamacare and Snap of the Fingers Government | | 11.25.13

Last week a senior Washington political journalist told me this story. According to the journalist’s inside-the-administration sources, a memo went from the Obamacare website developers to the White House several months ago.  It laid out in detail the problems with the now-infamous website and recommended – maybe begged is closer to it – the launch’s […]
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The Cure for Obamacare: The Widely Accepted Alternative and a New Idea to Go with It | | 11.18.13

At a luncheon in Washington last week, I stumbled across something new in the Obamacare debate. Most of the attendees were reporters.  The inevitable question came up: If not Obamacare, what?  And when a Republican ran through an answer (equalizing tax treatment of insurance bought through employers and individually; allowing insurance policies approved in one […]
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Prognosis for Obamacare: Terminally Ill, All Too Likely to Survive | | 11.10.13

Well, there is one thing you can say about Obamacare. Yes, it reflects the kind of “sweep away everything to impose our vision of the ultimate good on everyone” mentality that we all loved so much about the Soviet Union.  But it took the Soviet Union 75 years to fall of its own weight.  It […]
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