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Video || Kamala Harris: If You Like Your Insurance, You Can’t Keep It

Well at least Democrats are telling us the truth this time about what they actually want: universal, free health care. And as we all know – or at least, as conservatives know – nothing is for free. Harris actually has the nerve to talk about how her idea will reduce wait times because you won’t have to deal with insurers’ bureaucracies. Of course not! You’ll

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Video || DNC CEO on How We’ll Fund Medicare for All: “I Don’t Know”

Democratic National Committee CEO Seema Nanda indicated Tuesday that she had no idea how Democrats would pay for the brilliant plan Democrats ran on to essentially put everyone on Medicare, saying we need to have a “big conversation” about it. Well, that’s certainly true, it will require a big conversation, though I’m not sure you can talk away trillions of taxpayer dollars. Nanda spoke during

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Life and Death – But Especially Death – Under Socialism

As the call for socialism gleefully reverberates around the Democratic Party, let’s take a look at what happens – whether in the Soviet Union or Great Britain – when the government runs your life. According to the Wall Street Journal, Britains national health care system killed hundreds of patients at a single hospital. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. From the article: NHS managers covered up

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Secret White House Health Care Meeting

Updated 9:11 pm ET Oh boy. Imagine if Dick Cheney had done this. From the pool report: For those interested in the president’s meeting tonight with health care innovators, as described by Jay Carney at the top of the briefing, your POOL could not ascertain from aides the time of the session, location or expected attendees at the CLOSED PRESS meeting. A readout after the

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Obama Eliminates Two White House Czars

President Obama Wednesday eliminated two White House Czars, one who was no longer needed and another whose main task is finished for the next two years. According to a New York Times piece on the new Daley-Plouffe White House, Obama abolished both the White House health care office and the climate and energy post. It’s nice to see the president trim back the number of

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Obama Suggests Medicare Benefits Will be Cut

Did Obama just say we’re going to have to start cutting Medicare benefits? And just as the campaign season is ramping up? During an event at someone’s home in Columbus, Ohio today, the president was busy knocking softballs out of the park – “Hi President Obama . . .  thank you for doing such a wonderful job” – when suddenly someone who runs an ophthalmology

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Health Reform Shatters Obama’s Tax Pledge

Workers are beginning to be informed of major health reform-mandated changes to their health care flexible spending accounts that will make the accounts far more difficult to use and that will limit the sum of health related products that can written off from taxes. The changes will result in higher taxes paid by workers making less than a quarter million dollars a year. President Obama

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Obama Gets Polite on AIDS

When First Lady Michelle Obama travels around the country touting her anti-obesity initiative, she carries with her a simple message that gets at the root of all fatness: Eat less and exercise. Tonight, her husband Barack announced his National HIV/AIDS Strategy, but unlike Michelle he failed to specifically mention the root of the crisis: too much sex outside of monogamous relationships and marriage. So, To

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