Shouldn’t the Terminally Ill Have the “Right to Try” to Save Their Lives?

By Matthew Hayes Recently, Michigan approved Right to Try legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support. Colorado, Missouri, and Louisiana all passed similar measures this year, with Arizonans voting on the issue this November. What is Right to Try and why is … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

No Death Panels Here―Yet

By Steve Buckstein ObamaCare mastermind Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel recently published an Atlantic magazine essay explaining why he hopes to die at age 75, which for him is eighteen years away. He won’t kill himself, but plans to refuse any medical … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , | 494 Comments

Price tag for inaction on Cover Oregon: $20 million

Oregon Senate Republicans Embattled agency expected to spend $200,000 a day for remainder of the year Salem, OR -Without legislative intervention, the defunct Cover Oregon agency is planning to spend an additional $20 million on operation costs through the remainder … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon Senate | 6 Comments

Bonuses for Cover Oregon while agents wait to get paid

by Dave Berg Management Policies Explain Cover Oregon’s Problem “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. –Will Rogers” There is a story about Cover Oregon that just isn’t making the news. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, State Government | 2,479 Comments

Obamacare: More flaws now that we’re finding out what’s in it

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was debated throughout much of 2009 and eventually enacted on a party line vote of Congress. The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. During the national … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 50 Comments

Gov. Kitzhaber is responsible for Cover Oregon failure

by Dan Lucas Cover Oregon, Oregon’s attempt at a health insurance exchange, has been a disaster. It didn’t start out that way — it started full of promise and high expectations. Back in 2011 Gov. Kitzhaber spoke of the support … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform | 265 Comments

Oregon ranks 31st in long-run solvency

by NW Spotlight In January 2014 the Mercatus Center at George Mason University released a study titled State Fiscal Condition – Ranking the 50 States. It included a Ranking of States Long-Run Solvency using data from FY 2012. Oregon ranked … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Spending, Health Care Reform, PERS, State Budget | 233 Comments

VA lesson: Can federal government be trusted with health care?

by Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) Is This the New Standard for Health Care? As a retired military officer and advocate for military veterans; I am “mad as hell” about the Veterans Administration (VA) treatment for our deserving men and women who … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:47 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon House | 17 Comments

As ObamaCare Turns Four, How’s It Working out for You?

By Steve Buckstein The Affordable Care Act turned four years recently So how’s it working out for you? If you’re one of the millions who lost, or risk losing, the insurance you already had, your answer is probably “not so … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | Tagged , , , , | 41 Comments

Rep. Greg Walden helps stop Obama harm to Medicare

by NW Spotlight Having Destroyed Successful Private Health Care Market, Obama Targets Successful Medicare Programs “Put simply, it’s downright embarrassing to have a well-functioning part of Medicare existing alongside the hulking failure that the traditional Medicare system has become for … Continue reading

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

Can Republicans Win on Obamacare? Only If They Can Fix It

Last week Republican David Jolly beat Democrat Adelaide (Alex) Sink in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.  Mr. Jolly cast the election as a referendum on Obamacare while Ms. Sink, who supported Obamacare, chose to try to scare the bejezzus out of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Congressional Races, Health Care Reform, Liberalism, Obamacare, President Obama | 22 Comments

Fixing Obamacare

Last week, the stock market incurred its largest weekly drop since 2011.  Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistic released its latest figures showing that the labor force participation rate (the ratio between those having jobs and the total available … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Economy, Government Regulation, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 16 Comments

Cost conundrum: Cover Oregon’s problems by the numbers

by Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog Bruce Goldberg, acting executive director of Cover Oregon, told a legislative committee earlier this week it’s no secret the health exchange website is still not working, months after it was supposed to fully launch. He could add the nation to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 20 Comments

Conger: $200M wasted, time to shut Cover Oregon down

Jason Conger for U.S. Senate Cover Oregon Has Spent $200 Million, Rep. Jason Conger Says it Should be Shutdown PORTLAND, ORE – Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend) renewed his call to shut down Cover Oregon in light of new information showing that … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:37 | Posted in 2014 Election, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, U.S. Senate | 583 Comments

Conger to Kitz: Close down failed Cover Oregon

Rep. Jason Conger Asks Governor Kitzhaber To Close Down Failed “Cover Oregon” Conger Asks The State To Allow Needy Oregonians to Buy Coverage Directly From Insurers Using Subsidies SALEM, OR – Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend) announced today that he has sent … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:09 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 571 Comments

Kitzhaber’s Cover Oregon cover up: Run John, run!

by NW Spotlight The rollout of Oregon’s health insurance exchange for Obamacare, Cover Oregon, has been a disaster. Oregon was supposed to be leading the nation. The Associated Press noted back in November that “Oregon officials set out to build … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Oregon House | 446 Comments

Walmart health plans better than Obamacare

by NW Spotlight The Washington Examiner has a good article on how the health plans offered by Walmart are cheaper and offer more coverage than Obamacare. The article talks about the better cost of the Walmart plans: A Journal of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 35 Comments

2 out of the 3 responsible for Cover Oregon mess are gone

by NW Spotlight Heads have been rolling for the Cover Oregon disaster. Carolyn Lawson “resigned” in late December – a year after Gov. Kitzhaber was advised to fire her for lying to a legislative committee and wasting millions of taxpayer … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 19 Comments

Dems agree: distraction needed from Obamacare disaster

by NW Spotlight The Democrats’ masters of distraction have sent out their talking point for the week: talk about the “wealth Gap.” Whatever you do, DON’T talk about Obamacare or Cover Oregon. They are unmitigated disasters, and should not be … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 10 Comments

Are there enough doctors for the newly insured?

by Michael Ollove, Stateline Staff Writer Signing up for health insurance on the new state and federal exchanges was supposed to be the easy part of the Affordable Care Act. The really dicey part, lots of health policy experts have … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 455 Comments

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