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Creating a Health Care Market

This is Part 2 of Stephen Hyde's series on The Proper Role of Government in Health Care Reform. 

I wrote in Part 1 that medical care is an economic good. More specifically, it is a consumer good delivered directly to patients, primarily in the form of services. Experience has taught us that the ...

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On the precipice: healthcare disaster looming

On the precipice: healthcare disaster looming

D.C. Independent Examiner

This Congress is beneath contempt. What they are poised to pass - yes I know this is just a procedural vote, but everything turns on it - is an abomination. Since Lincoln and Landrieu have been bought off it is now sure to pass. Landrieu cost the taxpayer $100 million. I ...

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Taxpayer Group Condemns Senate for Moving Forward with Massive Government-Run Health Care Bill

The nation's oldest taxpayer group slammed the Senate for moving forward with debate on Majority Leader Harry Reid's enormous health care "reform" legislation. Packed to the gills with tax hikes, more government spending, and damaging regulations, this bill would add tremendous burdens to taxpayers ...

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Monthly Abortion Fee In Senate Health Plan

Although its illegal to use federal money to pay for abortions, the gargantuan healthcare bill presented this week by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will levy a new "abortion premium" fee on Americans in the government-run insurance plan.

The much-ballyhooed 2,074-page bill (Patient Protection ...

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Both Senators from Virginia Vote to Radically Expand Government Control Over Private Health Care Decisions

Senator Webb and Senator Warner voted tonight to "radically expand government control over private health care decisions by voting YEA to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3590 and bring discussion to an end.

Seems like our politicians enjoy voting at night on weekends and behind ...

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The ObamaCare Health Bill by the Numbers!

Josh Trent - Legislative Assistant for Health Policy

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

Sen. Coburn used this breakdown of the Democrat's health bill just a few moments ago on the Senate Floor.

Prepared PDF slide:

0 - provisions guaranteeing taxpayers do not finance abortion

0 - provisions prohibiting ...

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Senate Health Bill Raises Taxes on Families of Special Needs Children

WASHINGTON, D.C.- There are 18 separate tax hikesin the Reid-Obama healthcare bill.  One of them caps the amount that can be deferred in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) at $2500 per year (a similar provision was included in the Pelosi-Obama health bill and written about by Congressman Cathy ...

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An Eye-Opening Account of Health Care Lobbying

An Eye-Opening Account of Health Care Lobbying

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League claims in a press releasethat President Obama has double-crossed the Catholic bishops on the matter of abortion funding in the health care bill. "The Senate has just completed its version, and it contains nothing like the language of the [anti-abortion] Stupak ...

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Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Government Health Bill H.R. 3590

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL TAX HIKES IN SENATE GOVERNMENT HEALTH BILL: H.R. 3590

The following information is provided by Americans for Tax Reform

Read the full bill   Read the tax revenue score from the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)

Read the budget and tax scorefrom the Congressional Budget ...

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