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Punishing smokers will higher taxes does not improve public health


New research suggests that punishing smokers with higher taxes is high on punishment but low on improving public health Fewer Americans smoke today than at just about any other time in our history, but millions continue to engage in what many believe is a bad habit. Besides being a nuisance, cigarette smoke and tobacco in general has been proven to cause ...

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The Obamacare death panel has a constitutional problem


Yes, liberals and Democrats, there is a ‘death panel’ created by Obamacare – and it’s got major constitutional problems She was vilified as ignorant, alarmist, extreme and right-wing when former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tried to tell Americans that yes, the Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. Obamacare – created so-called “death panels.” But of course, she has ...

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This is the year Obamacare’s fines will kick in – and the IRS WILL collect them


Never fear: The IRS is preparing to collect the Obamacare tax/levy/fee this year for anyone who has yet to enroll for health insurance and does not meet government waiver requirements President Obama has used what many legal analysts have said was extra-constitutional authority to delay several portions of his signature piece of legislation, Obamacare, and many of those cases are ...

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Obamacare Rate Storm on the Horizon


As 2016 and 2017 approach, more Americans are going to find that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable It’s going to turn out to be one the greatest political spoofs of all time in America: The Affordable Care Act that really is anything but affordable. Indeed, it’s legacy of cost-escalation at all levels will far outpace Obama’s two-term tenure, much to our angst. ...

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Vermont’s single-payer health care system won’t work because it costs too much


Vermont has had to ditch its grand vision for a single-payer health care system, because it would just be too expensive for the state’s taxpayers Well, deep-blue Vermont, which recently became the first state to adopt legislation requiring genetically modified foods to carry GM ingredients labeling, wanted to also become the nation’s first state to adopt a single-payer, government-centric health insurance and compensation system. ...

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Is Obamacare eliminating your small-town doctor?


One of Obamacare’s causes and effects has been the consolidation of physicians into hospital groups, which decreases competition and most likely will result in less access to rural and under-served areas Recent attempts to “fix” certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act have done little to address the fundamental underly flaws of the massive “reform” law. Many of the reforms ...

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Congress: Obamacare is Unconstitutional


A new lawsuit plaintiffs hope will eventually be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court is challenging the constitutionality of a panel established by Obamacare, the Independent Payment and Advisory Board Lawmaker-doctors say the board is “dangerous” because it really doesn’t have an “advisory” role ‘In the four years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, health care in our country has become ...

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