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9 Obamacare Predictions That Have Come True

It directly affects the personal life of every American, and it controls or regulates a complex sector of the American economy that is slightly larger than the entire economy of France.

If you guessed Obamacare, you’ve been paying attention for the past four years.

Four years ago, many health ...

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Why Won’t Medicare Pay for Medical Tourism?

Why Won’t Medicare Pay for Medical Tourism?

In a working paper published by the Mercatus Institute at George Mason University, Marc D. Joffe notes that Aetna, Blue Shield and HealthNet offer health insurance in California that gives beneficiaries access to Mexican providers.

The U.S. insurers rent a provider network from a Mexican insurer. ...

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Public School Education — There is Bad News and Good News

Public School Education — There is Bad News and Good News

The bad news is that John Dewey’s “progressives” are winning big. They mobilized every educational front group and every pedagogical gimmick to achieve the goal of controlling what goes on in the schools, as a way of achieving a fundamental transformation of America, to coin a phrase. 

The ...

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Can Anything Be Trusted in This Administration?

Can Anything Be Trusted in This Administration?

The new announcement that the Census Bureau is completely changing its Current Population Survey (CPS) questions about health insurance coverage (see previous post here) is devastating for those of us who do health research.

We have all known for years — decades — that the CPS count of the insured ...

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Does Failure To Expand Medicaid Kill People?

Does Failure To Expand Medicaid Kill People?

Who’s killing whom?

Writing in The New York Times the other day, Paul Krugman had this to say:

And while supposed ObamaCare horror stories keep on turning out to be false, it’s already quite easy to find examples of people who died because their states refused to expand Medicaid. According to one ...

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What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

Originally published at the Virginia Free Citizen. Reprinted by permission

 Article 1 in a series on Common Core

Why would anyone be against standards that are “more rigorous; emphasize critical thinking; emphasize 21st-Century learning and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) ...

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Can ObamaCare Be Fixed? Part II

Can ObamaCare Be Fixed? Part II

The reason we have so many problems in health care is that almost everywhere we look, people face perverse incentives — patients, doctors, employers, employees, etc. When they respond to those incentives they do things that make costs higher, quality lower, and access to care more difficult than ...

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Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

Just last week, on March 24, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) released its latest data on autism. After surveying medical and school records from 11 states, the CDC found that autism has more than doubledsince the new century began only 14 years ago. Today ...

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Obama Plans to Redistribute School Tax Dollars and Educational Opportunities

Obama Plans to Redistribute School Tax Dollars and Educational Opportunities

President Obama’s plan to redistribute wealth includes the prosperity nestled in the suburbs. Regional Equity Taxation is being used by the federal government to control property taxes, to limit the development of “greed- filled” suburban communities, to undercut state autonomy in education, and to ...

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