Suspicious Timing of Census Bureau’s New Health Insurance Questions Helps ObamaCare
After compiling three decades-worth of responses to health insurance questions, the U.S. Census Bureau is about to implement a new version that will make it impossible to compare insurance coverage data before and after ObamaCare.
It gets better.
“An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a ‘total revision to health insurance questions,’ and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured,” reports the New York Times.
In practical terms this means “it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.”
According to the Times, the new survey has been in the works for awhile. But there is no explanation given for…[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…
"Strangely, many of the same people who insist that Mr. Bundy must be made an example of for the sake of the rule of law protest at the same time that it is not only impossible but positively undesirable for the federal government to deploy federal resources to rectify the federal crime of jumping the federal border. ... The relevant facts are these: 1) Very powerful political interests in Washington…[more]