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

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 , , , | 395 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 | 2,410 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 | 16 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 | 200 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 | 190 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

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