Rand Paul and Obamacare Replacement

  It must be nice to be Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and live your life where only “perfect” is acceptable and mere progress is bad. The Senate Republicans are close to taking up a last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Republican Party, Sen. Rand Paul | 2 Comments

The Republicans Cannot Repeal Obamacare

Republicans announced that the United States Senate will vote this week on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.  I doubt it, but it they do it will fail.  The Senate may then vote on just the repeal of Obamacare.  Again … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:35 | Posted in Congress, Donald Trump, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform | 2 Comments

Pre-existing Conditions Canard

Canard, red-herring, fabrication, hoax, exaggeration, and the list could go on and on regarding pre-existing conditions being debated as a part of the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  To listen to the Democrats and the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 9 Comments

Subsidizing Healthcare for the Poor

The bill establishing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is 906 pages long.  There are over 13,000 additional pages of regulation that accompanies the bill.  Because Obamacare touched so many other areas of the law including taxation, licensing, and welfare estimates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Government reform, Government Spending, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, President Donald Trump, Welfare State | 6 Comments

“Facing Reality” Report Offers Solutions to Governor Brown’s $1.7 Billion Budget Hole Without Raising Taxes

PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute and Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation jointly released a new report Wednesday, entitled Facing Reality: Suggestions to balance Oregon’s budget without raising taxes. The report offers practical solutions to fill Governor Kate Brown’s estimated $1.7 … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Government reform, Government Spending, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Leadership, Obamacare, OR 79th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Tax Reform, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can the Government Ever Tell the Truth

I’ve told this story before but it is worth repeating.  Last spring a census taker appeared at our door to conduct an “interim” census in order to boost federal welfare spending in our area.  It was one of those days … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Corruption, Ethics, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama, Social Security, Transparency | Leave a comment

Obamacare is proving to be a failure of epic proportions

by Sen. Doug Whitsett I wrote a column in June detailing the ongoing issues with national health care reform under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. More developments have emerged since then, causing … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 19 Comments

Obamacare catastrophe and Cover Oregon controversy continue

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Many of us predicted the passage of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 would cause harmful consequences to citizens throughout the country. Those initial concerns have proven to be prophetic during the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 5 Comments

Washington’s War on Millennials

By Jared Meyer Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30, and achieving success will be more difficult for these so-called Millennials than it was for young people in the past. This is because politicians … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Employment, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, Liberalism, Life, Obamacare, Right-to-Work | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Taxpayers Ultimately Get the Bill for Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion

By Thomas Tullis Thirty states have already undertaken the Medicaid expansion encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. In Oregon, more than one in 4 people are now enrolled in Medicaid. Enrollment is nearly twice as high as originally thought, and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Spending, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, State Budget, State Government | Tagged , , , , | 21 Comments

Oregon and other states to pay dearly for ‘Affordable’ health care

by Sen. Doug Whitsett We are now more than six years into the presidency of Barack Obama. The products of his signature redistribution-of-wealth programs are becoming all too apparent, with devastating consequences for states like Oregon that rushed to be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Oregon Health Authority, State Budget | 14 Comments

Oregon’s increasing Medicaid cost

by NW Spotlight A column in the Statesman Journal back in May noted “One in four Oregonians is on Medicaid, the government health care payment system for the poor. That does not include older Oregonians who are on Medicare.” Who’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, State Budget | 11 Comments

“Right to Try” Is a Good First Step, Should Be Expanded

By Anna Mae Kersey Oregon House Bill 2300 gives terminally ill patients access to potentially life-saving drugs or investigational products not yet approved by the FDA that they might otherwise die waiting for. While the necessity of such a bill … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Oregon Government, State Government | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Over one million Oregonians will be harmed by today’s Supreme Court ObamaCare decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decision today in the King v. Burwell case is a sad reminder that the President of the United States and his Administration can arbitrarily interpret laws passed by Congress to suit their own purposes. In this … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:28 | Posted in Congress, Cover Oregon, Federal Government, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, U.S. Supreme Court | 20 Comments

Financial disarray left by Kitzhaber’s grandiose healthcare reform plans

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The remarkably rapid and very public fall from grace of former Governor John Kitzhaber has been well-documented. Also well-detailed is the spectacular failure of his Cover Oregon portal to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon Health Authority | 1 Comment

Oregon Children Deserve the Right to Try

By Steve Buckstein Oregon hopefully will join thirteen* states that have enacted Right to Try legislation, allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs not yet approved by the FDA. In several states, the face of Right to Try efforts was … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in Government Regulation, Health Care Reform, Oregon Government, Oregon House, State Government | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Oregon Seniors Deserve Truth in Medicare Reform

By Steve Buckstein and Patrick M. Gleason If Congress doesn’t act by the end of this month, when payment cuts to Medicare providers are scheduled to hit, there will be a major health care crisis. Topping the to-do list is … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government reform, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Are ObamaCare’s Insurance Subsidies Legal?

By Kathryn Hickok Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not have the authority to circumvent … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Oregon Government, State Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Void and Resubmit Obamacare

This article is not about the content of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or even the efficacy of government supervised universal healthcare. It is about the process used by President Barack Obama and his supporters in Congress to affect the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Abuse, Health Care Reform, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama | 11 Comments

Arizonans Gain the “Right to Try” to Save Their Lives

By Matthew Hayes Amid this month’s election excitement, Arizonans overwhelmingly approved their “Right to Try” referendum, allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that have completed basic FDA safety testing but are still awaiting further approval. With seventy-eight percent … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Health Care Reform, Initiative & Referendum | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

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