Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Government Oversight & Reform Committee, wants the Census Bureau to explain why it failed to tell Congress that it would change the way it measures whether people have health insurance in the same year ObamaCare goes into effect.
The new survey produces a lower uninsured rate than previous versions asked by the Census Bureau. The concern is that the new lower numbers will make ObamaCare enrollment figures now and the in the future appear to be higher than they would have had the same questions been asked.
“A two-percent adjustment in the nationwide uninsured rate would represent a change in status for six million Americans and could be used in misleading arguments about the coverage impact of the Affordable Care Act,” Issa wrote in a letter…[more]
When it comes to conservative bon mots, former President Gerald Ford isn’t usually thought of as one of the more quotable figures on the right.
He is responsible, however, for one aphorism that is uniquely relevant to today’s era of the expanding, unresponsive state: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”
Ford was right, of course. There is no such thing as a purely benevolent expansion of government. Even in the rare cases where the state grows larger in order to perform some necessary…
“On this glorious day, we remember our brave men and women in uniform who are separated from their families by great distances. We pray for their safety and strength, and we honor those who gave their lives to advance peace and secure liberty across the globe. Happy Easter. May God bless you, and may God bless our great Nation.”…[more]