“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

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

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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

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Cover Oregon: Out of the Frying Pan…

Recently, after wasting more than $200 million in federal cash, Cover Oregon’s Board voted to pull the plug on Oregon’s failed ObamaCare health insurance exchange and go with the federal exchange technology as the “core” of its system. The first open enrollment period for … Continue reading

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If You Like It, Maybe You Can Keep It

By William Newell “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” These words have come back to haunt President Obama. Contrary to his statement, many Americans enrolled in individual health plans have lost or … Continue reading

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“Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis” Book Forum

Date: Jun 27, 2013 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Monte Carlo Room of Ernesto’s Restaurant Cost: $15 Per Person (Due at Time of RSVP) Please join Cascade Policy Institute for our next book forum featuring John Goodman, Ph.D., President and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of ObamaCare

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is constitutional means that Congress now has power to do virtually whatever it wants. But having the power to write health care rules and … Continue reading

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A Supreme Court Precedent Against ObamaCare

When federal and state law conflict, under the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2) federal law often takes precedence. But it doesn’t always. Oregon was in the forefront of what could be a very relevant exception. In Gonzales v. Oregon, … Continue reading

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“We Have a Year to Figure out How to Violate Our Consciences”

“Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience,” stated Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and the president of the United States Conference … Continue reading

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Health Care’s Newest Epidemic: Red Tape

By Douglas A. Perednia, M.D. Here’s a riddle: What costs Americans over $12 billion per year, generates more work than the nation’s thirteenth largest employer, drives millions of doctors and patients crazy, and is growing so fast it makes kudzu … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Economy, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, President Obama | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

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