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ObamaCare: What If It Were Fire Insurance?

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2013

What if ObamaCare were fire insurance? It would be very special. You could buy a policy after a smoke detector in your home started blaring. When you hear “pre-existing condition,” think “blaring smoke detector.” The insurance company has a sales offer: “We insure you AFTER your home catches on fire!” It’s a great offer . […]

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White House’s Promo Video on ObamaCare: No Mention of Price

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2013

The White House’s website features a YouTube video on the benefits of ObamaCare. It lists benefits. It does not list costs. It promotes the non-operational www.healthcare.gov. It says you can find out all about everything you want to know on that ill-fated site. It uses the popular fast-draw cartoon technique. This cartoon format is appropriate, […]

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A One-Way Trip to Mars: More Sign-ups Than ObamaCare

Posted on October 21, 2013

There are more takers for one-way trip to Mars than there are for Obamacare. ‘Mars One’ colony project has 200,000 commitments from would-be space cadets, outpacing Americans’ interest in Affordable Care Act participation. Vermont has enrolled just 712 people after spending $9 million on outreach, advertising and other PR ventures. One MSNBC host, best known […]

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Sinking Ship: Oprah Skips Obama’s ObamaCare Cheerleading Meeting.

Posted on October 21, 2013

Oprah wisely turned down President Obama’s photo opportunity event: getting celebrities on board ObamaCare. “When you see a sinking ship, skip the free ticket.” Oprah Winfrey has been notably distancing herself from President Obama and First Lady Michelle and apparently her latest slight came against Obamacare. The media icon was asked to attend a meeting […]

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ObamaCare and the News Media: “If It Bleeds, It Leads.”

Written by Gary North on October 21, 2013

The national news media always prefer to run bad news to happy news. “If it bleeds, it leads” is the traditional slogan to describe this preference. ObamaCare’s computer system is bleeding. This story will be irresistible for the media. There will be endless reports on what is not working. The mainstream media focused on the […]

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ObamaCare Regulations So Far: 10,535 Pages

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2013

When the government passes a law, it must be enforced. The executive branch of the government then makes up the actual enforcement rules. It interprets the law and translates it into actual regulations. The ObamaCare law was 2,000 pages long. That is just the beginning. Now the executive branch is building on its foundations. The […]

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ObamaCare Premium Increases: 99% Higher for Men, 62% Higher for Younger Women

Written by Gary North on October 2, 2013

Here is the government’s promise, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Premiums before tax credits will be more than 16 percent lower than projected premiums after tax credits Tax credits will make premiums even more affordable for individuals and families. Here is reality, according to Forbes. Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis […]

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ObamaCare vs. Christian Health Sharing Organizations

Posted on October 2, 2013

My wife is enrolled in Christian Health Care Ministries. She pays $1,000 a year for health insurance.  The federal government will offer plans that may be cheaper for some families. But will they switch to federal health care insurance? I hope not. When Jason Morris’ son Cole was two years old, he broke his thighbone […]

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