Barack Obama's solemn assurances regarding ObamaCare, including "If you like your  doctor, you can…
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Stiffed: Middle Class Carrying Increasing Share of U.S. Healthcare Burden

Barack Obama's solemn assurances regarding ObamaCare, including "If you like your  doctor, you can keep your doctor," have been exposed as fraudulent.  That's a main reason why his main "legacy" has remained terribly unpopular since its inception.

Now, another alarming factor has been added to the miserable litany:  Middle-class Americans have had the cost of it all increasingly heaped upon them.  Since 2000, U.S. healthcare spending has jumped from 13.3% of our economy to 18.2% this year.  The news gets worse for the middle class:

The government has taken on a larger share in recent years as more people age into Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] expanded Medicaid and provided subsidies for low-income people buying insurance on state exchanges.  Middle-class households…[more]

August 29, 2016 • 02:09 pm
 Zika's Threat to a City Near You

Zika's Threat to a City Near You

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 Rare Bright Spot: U.S. Still Leads in Intellectual Property Protection

Rare Bright Spot: U.S. Still Leads in Intellectual Property Protection

America stands unrivaled in human history in terms of sheer innovation, prosperity and power. From powered flight to the moon landing, from telephones to the Internet.

 A Clash of Police Policies

A Clash of Police Policies

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 Hillary Clinton's Felonious Friends in Virginia

Hillary Clinton's Felonious Friends in Virginia

It may not make any difference to the 2016 election (which is not looking close), but it does undermine the rule of law in a flagrant and disgraceful way.

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"For years, ObamaCare supporters have been telling critics of the law to shut up and fall in line. Now, they are urging them to come to its rescue. A key part of President Obama's domestic legacy is sputtering so badly that even the law's boosters are admitting that the federal government needs to do more to prop it up. The ObamaCare exchanges were supposed to enhance choice and hold down costs --…[more]
 
 
—Rich Lowry, National Review Editor
— Rich Lowry, National Review Editor
 
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