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It’s time to reflect on failure of stimulus

February 17, 2010 — In Case You Missed It...

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the $787 billion stimulus package being signed into law. Now is the time for Congress to take stock of what’s transpired this year. It’s time to evaluate why the stimulus has been ineffective in creating jobs and to refocus on proven, bipartisan measures to rejuvenate our economy. And it’s time to work toward the recovery the American people ...

That rock in the health-care road? It’s called the Constitution.

January 14, 2010 — In Case You Missed It...

Although Democrats think their health-care legislation faces smooth sailing to implementation, there is a rock dead ahead -- a constitutional challenge to the legislation's core. Democrats who assume it is constitutional to make it mandatory for Americans to purchase health insurance should answer some questions:Would it be ...

Medicare and the Mayo Clinic

January 06, 2010 — In Case You Missed It...

PRESIDENT OBAMA is a great admirer of the Mayo Clinic. Time and again he has extolled it as an outstanding model of health care excellence and efficiency.“Look at what the Mayo Clinic is able to do,’’ the president proclaimed at a rally in September. “It’s got the best quality and the lowest cost of just about any system in the country. . . . We want ...

Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

January 06, 2010 — In Case You Missed It...

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Some married couples would pay thousands of dollars more for the same health insurance coverage as unmarried people living together, under the health insurance overhaul plan pending in Congress.The built-in "marriage penalty" in both House and Senate healthcare bills has received scant attention. But for scores of low-income and ...

Passing Health Reform Could be a Nightmare for Obama

December 21, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Barack Obama's quest for historic health-care legislation has turned into a parody of leadership. We usually associate presidential leadership with the pursuit of goals that, though initially unpopular, serve America's long-term interests. Obama has reversed this. He's championing increasingly unpopular legislation that threatens the country's long-term interests. ...

Bernstein’s Jobs Boom

December 03, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

We tend to think the White House's forays into media criticism are the sincerest form of flattery, so we're glad to join the ranks of Politico and Fox News as a target. In a White House blog post Tuesday, Obama economic adviser Jared Bernstein writes that "somebody over at the Wall St. Journal's editorial page has a whole lot of explaining to do" about our criticisms of the $787 billion ...

A Breast Cancer Preview

November 19, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

A government panel's decision to toss out long-time guidelines for breast cancer screening is causing an uproar, and well it should. This episode is an all-too-instructive preview of the coming political decisions about cost-control and medical treatment that are at the heart of ObamaCare.As recently as 2002, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force affirmed its ...