Tag: Sebelius

The Sebelius Rollout

The resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary was more than overdue. Don’t get me wrong; she wasn’t the whole problem, merely the public face of the problem. The disaster that is Obamacare still rests at the feet of the president; it’s a failed policy erected on a false philosophy of government and economics. But she was tasked with the rollout of this monstrosity. We all know how that went. Her resignation was kind of a rollout also: Even though… Read more »

The O’Reilly-Obama Interview

Did you watch the interview Bill O’Reilly did with President Obama? There were two parts—the live portion on Super Bowl Sunday and the taped portion that he showed on his program last night. As always, reaction runs the gamut, but I think the consensus from balanced people is that O’Reilly was polite but firm, and that he asked questions Obama has never been asked yet by any other reporter. Of course, that’s because he has avoided being in a situation… Read more »

Obamacare Thus Far

Let’s review how Obamacare has worked thus far. On the first day the website was open for business, a grand total of six people nationwide enrolled. By the end of the second day, a massive 248 had entered the system. In states where one actually could access an exchange, upwards of 80-90% signed up for Medicaid rather than Obamacare. I wasn’t aware Medicaid was an option. All those new Medicaid recipients don’t put money into the system; rather, they take… Read more »

Crashing Credibility

President Obama’s promise, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it,” is probably going to go down as one of the more infamous presidential deceptions of all time. James Polk’s “Fifty-four Forty or Fight” was just a campaign ploy to bring certain voters over to his side back in 1844. John Kennedy’s claim of a “missile gap,” intimating that the Soviet Union was now ahead of us in missile development, was a brazen lie to try to discredit… Read more »

The Obamacare Rollout

Every once in a while, I get to a place where I would like to move on to a different topic in my daily commentaries, yet it would seem best to stay on the topic that dominates the news cycle. We’re at one of those places today. Obamacare is so central to what’s happening—or not happening, in this case—that I feel practically compelled to comment on it again. The reason is the truly incompetent unveiling of the program. Not that… Read more »

The Ultimate Hope

The whole country is breathing a sigh of relief now that the government is fully funded again. We’re comforted by the thought that all things are up and running once more. But I’m reminded of the time when Ronald Reagan was recuperating from the assassination attempt back in 1981. His top cabinet officials all came to see him at the hospital. At the time, he had a tube going down his throat and couldn’t yet speak, but he was writing… Read more »

National Healthcare=National Trauma

Even as the more prominent scandals and investigations continue to unfold, there’s always Obamacare to capture our attention. What’s the latest on that? If you’ve been keeping up, you know that it seems to be on a collision course of sorts. Polls indicate it’s more unpopular than ever, and the reason is that people are now beginning to feel its effects. Bravado about its inevitability may be premature: On the issue of cost, we’re seeing projections that premiums may rise… Read more »