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Should We Tax Fat?

Should We Tax Fat?

There may be an argument for taxing fat; but there is no argument for taxing foods that fat people might eat.  

I shouldn’t even have to make this observation. But as I have pointed out before, when people start thinking about health policy, their IQs fall about 15 points. In what follows, put ...

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Should the States Set Up ObamaCare Exchanges?

Should the States Set Up ObamaCare Exchanges?

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), state governments are expected to set up health insurance exchanges through which individuals will buy their own health insurance, in many cases with substantial subsidies. Should the states comply?  In the following ...

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Political Activists Posing As "Educators"

Political Activists Posing As

Between 2000 and 2010, the California Teachers Association spent $210 million on political campaigning. More than 99% of that money went to Democrats.

An affiliate of the National Education Association, the California Teachers Association (CTA) is the Golden State's largestlabor ...

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What Americans Don't Know about Obamacare Is ALREADY Hurting Them The Kaiser Family

What Americans Don't Know about Obamacare Is ALREADY Hurting Them The Kaiser Family

Senator Jim DeMint
The Kaiser Family Foundation released their monthly health care tracking poll today.  This month’s poll includes one interesting, but inaccurate, survey question: “When the requirement that nearly all Americans have health insurance goes into effect in 2014, do you think you ...

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Community Organizers Mobilize to Save ObamaCare

Community Organizers Mobilize to Save ObamaCare

The Obama administration has enlisted one of America’s leading economic terrorist groups to help defend and promote the president’s widely unpopular socialist healthcare scheme.  This development is not all that surprising because when liberal policies threaten to destroy the country Democrats ...

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Illiteracy Goes Mainstream

Illiteracy Goes Mainstream

It was somewhat disorienting. An article in my local paper mentioned that a ninth-grade teacher was reading a book aloud to her students. When she tried to stop, they demanded, “No, keep going.”

Why would she read aloud, I wondered. Why would they want her to continue? Surely they can read the book ...

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How We Can Keep from Going Broke, Part II

How We Can Keep from Going Broke, Part II

As noted in our previous post, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social insurance programs are bankrupting America. They will produce ever-escalating deficits for as far as the eye can see.

Is there an alternative to all of this that is politically practical? In particular, is ...

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Behind the Scenes: The Lefty PR Group That Stokes Consumer Fear of BPA

Behind the Scenes: The Lefty PR Group That Stokes Consumer Fear of BPA

Fenton Communications, the same group that got Alar banned after 'scare,' is using media to fight.  

The science against BPA isn’t very convincing, yet the left-wing onslaught from environmental groups, activist scientists and the mediahas convinced many consumers that soup cans, soda ...

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Is Fee-For-Service the Problem?

Is Fee-For-Service the Problem?

Almost everyone involved in health care will tell you that the greatest problem in our system is that we pay on a fee-for-service basis. Almost everyone is wrong.

The logic is obvious – paying a fee for a service encourages providers to get more fees by providing more services. Ergo, we consume too ...

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