#Obamacare is holding a gun to the collective head of 93 million insurance policies.
This is… bad. Background: Jay Carney, speaking as White House Press Secretary (notice how all of the administration’s official Obamacare cheerleaders are loyal partisans, instead of respected policy wonks?) tried to argue that Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie would only turn around to bite people in the individual insurance market. Not so fast, says Avik Roy: Contrary to | Read More »
ObamaCare and The Way of The Whig
The tendency of “Conservative” institutions to gutlessly defend a big-government statis-quo program like ObamaCare can often leave much to be desired. It’s like sending up The Bat Signal and having Ben Afflek respond. It’s like watching The Washington Redskins’ Defense attempt to stop a NFL offense from putting up 30+ points.
At times I’m left thinking that National Review could shorten their name a wee-tad for the sake of brevity, and continue peddling boilerplate Leftism under the masthead “The Nation.” Give or take an occasional copyright infringement suit, I’m not sure readers of this NRO article by Avik Roy would notice much philosophical difference.
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Avik Roy on Obamacare Delays and Kathleen Sebelius
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Avik Roy to discuss another delay in the implementation of Obamacare, how the partisanship of Kathleen Sebelius is making Obamacare even worse and Harry Reid’s claim that this policy eventually leads to a single-payer health system.
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Arkansas-Obamacare Deal Not What it First Seemed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Avik Roy to discuss the Arkansas model, Medicaid’s role in the expansion, and the lobbying efforts of hospitals.
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Avik Roy on The Hidden Costs of Obamacare
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Avik Roy to discuss a report from Chuck Blahous on Medicare costs under Obamacare, why families get punished under the law and what happens after a SCOTUS decision in June. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d | Read More »
A Further Response To Avik Roy on Establishments
My original essay on the current divide between the GOP “Establishment,” on the one hand, and the Tea Party and other anti-Establishment factions, on the other, sought to explain the leading issue (the growth of spending and the size of government relative to the private sector), the proximate cause (the loss of trust that the GOP Establishment would make a serious effort to stem this | Read More »