Category Archives: Health Care

A Simpler Approach to Fixing Health Care

By Paul Guppy With ObamaCare proving increasingly unworkable and unpopular, many people are urging officials to get the government out of running our health care by legalizing a simple and direct way for workers to pay their health care―allow families to … Continue reading

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Is Washington State ObamaCare’s Success Story?

Washington has had one of the most “successful” ObamaCare rollouts in the country, with a couple hundred thousand applications placed through their state’s health insurance exchange. But the picture is not all rosy. Dr. Roger Stark, a health care policy … Continue reading

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ObamaCare Headed for U.S. Supreme Court Again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act―ObamaCare. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Corp. v. Sebelius. Both cases challenge ObamaCare’s mandate that employers pay … Continue reading

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Bond Proposal Turns Charity into “Crony Philanthrophy”

It was wonderful to hear that Phil and Penny Knight recently offered a $500 million cancer challenge to OHSU if the public would match their donation. But now OHSU wants taxpayers to come up with $200 million of the match … Continue reading

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Was President Obama’s Health Insurance “Fix” Constitutional?

Yesterday, President Obama announced an administrative order intended to allow people who have just had their health insurance plans canceled to keep their current plans another year. Because the government’s health insurance exchange website HealthCare.gov has been severely dysfunctional since … Continue reading

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Government-Imposed Health Care Demand Spells “Ration”

By William B. Conerly, Ph.D. What’s the problem with ObamaCare? Recent technical problems call that question to mind, but the answer is not what you may be thinking. ObamaCare’s website is getting help in what administration officials called a “tech … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Health Care and Hair Braiding

In the waning days of the legislative session in Salem, Cascadians are still at work representing the views of free-market and limited-government Oregonians. On Monday, Steve Buckstein took up the fight against single payer health care, testifying about the negatives … Continue reading

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Cascade in the Capitol: Testimony Opposing an Oregon Single Payer Health Care System

Audio of the entire hearing is here.  Steve Buckstein’s oral testimony begins at the 36:37 mark. Testimony in Opposition to HB 2922 The “Affordable Health Care for All Oregon” Plan Before the House Committee on Health Care   By Steve … Continue reading

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ObamaCare Gives Congress License to Micromanage Every Facet of Our Lives

Last week the United States Supreme Court heard an extraordinary three days of arguments concerning the constitutionality of the “individual mandate” provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare. Along with the plaintiffs in the … Continue reading

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A Supreme Court Precedent Against ObamaCare

When federal and state law conflict, under the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2) federal law often takes precedence. But it doesn’t always. Oregon was in the forefront of what could be a very relevant exception. In Gonzales v. Oregon, … Continue reading

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