Tagged: healthcare

Weak in Review (not a typo)

Within the past week, Donald Trump has promised to shut down the government if he does not get funding for his meaningless Wall, and then conceded that of course he is not going to shut down the government, and will support a temporary solution that provides no funding for a wall. He has proudly vowed to proceed with phase two of his massive...

On “Free Market Solutions” for Healthcare

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most exotically-named American political hoax since Barack Hussein Obama, is out there talking again — never a wise choice for her — this time about healthcare. Invoking the “death panel” imagery made famous by Sarah Palin, Ocasio-Cortez tries to turn the concept around on critics of her socialist fantasies: Actually, we have for-profit “death panels” now: they are companies +...

Ten Possible Reasons Why Mitch McConnell Can’t Repeal and Replace Obamacare

  He never wanted to. You don’t “repeal and replace” a massive and society-altering piece of legislation without even trying to make the case for doing so to the nation’s population, which McConnell has very deliberately never done. Mitch McConnell is a closet progressive, much more interested in cutting deals for himself and his establishment cronies than in advancing the cause of freedom...

Big Surprise: Obamacare Repeal Dead

For years, Mitch McConnell’s GOP establishment promised to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, where even the dimmest bulb in the box, if being honest with himself, knew that the “repeal” part was merely a rhetorical veil for the real goal, “replacement,” a.k.a. rebranding and permanent entrenchment, a.k.a. greasing the skids for the eventual slide into the true goal, socialized medicine. Well, now the veil...

Trump and Krauthammer: Brothers in Progressive Fraud

The House of Representatives’ Obamacare reform bill accomplishes exactly one significant thing: It makes the pathway to single-payer healthcare in America an official Republican talking point, rather than the exclusively Democratic issue it has hitherto been, at least beyond closed doors. Yes, the cat is out of the bag. The GOP is now, openly, America’s moderate voice for socialism. An over-the-top charge, you say? Well, let’s see. In...

Cold Splash for Those Feeling Buyer’s Remorse on Trump

A good article by my great friend Steve McCann at American Thinker today spelling out the reality of Trump’s long-standing views — well, feelings, intuitions, biases, since Trump has no views, strictly speaking — on health care, and specifically the desirability of single payer health care, which is obviously the direction America is headed. McCann, one of the very few public commentators, along...

Shocker! Trump Blames Freedom Caucus for His Massive Incompetence

Well, if you’re a regular reader here, you already know that the above headline was written with tongue firmly in cheek. If there is anything in the world less shocking than the sun rising in the east today, it is that every time Donald Trump’s incompetence and lack of seriousness are exposed (i.e., about twice a day), he will do and say — okay, just “say,” as he...

Trump Cult Logic

No issue demonstrates the logical labyrinth of the loyal Trumpanzee more perfectly than healthcare reform. Let me take you inside the three-dimensional chess match that is the mind of a Trump cultist hoping to preserve his illusion of rationality. “Repeal and Replace” is a McConnell-Boehner euphemism for leaving government-run healthcare as a permanent entitlement fixture of American society forever. Trump’s healthcare plan, which he...

What A Real American Conservative Sounds Like

On the afternoon of March 7th here in Korea, late night on March 6th in the U.S., I sat down at my office computer and signed into my e-mail account with the vague idea of asking a few of my American friends for their immediate responses to the newly unveiled RepubliCare bill. As it happens, one of those friends, conservative writer Steve McCann,...

Healthcare and the Progressive Mind

A progressive, by which I mean a self-important control freak with despotic tendencies, reveals his character less in specific policy positions than in his general attitude about human problems and the opportunities arising from them. Specifically, the progressive, who cares about human hardship and suffering only insofar as these may be exploited to further his paternalistic aims, has an indefatigable instinct for creating...