The GOP’s Gift To Henry Waxman — Part I

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and John Boehner (R-OH) took a bow when the House passed a $141 billion health care bill. But Henry Waxman deserves the credit. [Credit: Politico]

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took a bow when the House passed a $141 billion health care bill. But Henry Waxman deserves the credit. [Credit: Politico]

“What a way to celebrate a birthday!”  — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after the House passed bipartisan health care legislation

Sorry, Nancy.  It’s not about you.

The $141 billion health care bill that cleared the House last month and that is expected to win Senate approval next week is a tribute from the GOP-controlled Congress to former Congressman Henry Waxman, a man who worked tirelessly – and with great success – to expand health care-related welfare spending. Continue reading

Obamacare: The More You Pay, The Less You Get

Obamacare enrollment increased this year, but only the poorest among the uninsured have so far signed up. [Credit: Arkansas Times]

Obamacare enrollment increased this year, but only the poorest among the uninsured have so far signed up. [Credit: Arkansas Times]

Can government get people to buy a product that millions think isn’t worth the price?

That’s the question that health care analysts are asking as they pore over the results of the Obamacare open season that concluded on February 15. Continue reading

Obamacare By The Numbers: Medicaid

Obamacare supporters are greatly inflating estimates of the number of previously uninsured people that have gained coverage because of the new law.  Here's sensible look at the numbers. [Credit: CNN/Money]

Obamacare supporters are greatly inflating estimates of the number of previously uninsured people that have gained coverage because of the new law. Here’s sensible look at the numbers. [Credit: CNN/Money]

Nearly 13 million Americans now have health insurance thanks to Obamacare. Tell Republicans to stop voting to take their coverage away. — Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee petition drive

Hyperbole over how many people have presumably gained health coverage as the result of Obamacare won’t subside anytime soon. At its current pace, we seem destined to reach the point where the number of people who are alleged to have gained coverage because of Obamacare surpasses the number that lacked coverage in the first place. Continue reading