“Even Bill Clinton’s economic advisers warned during the HillaryCare debates that imposing price controls would be difficult to implement and were likely to produce adverse effects. But those lessons appear not to have been passed on to the current administration, which seems determined to turn health insurance into an all-but government-run quasi-public utility.”

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According to a study done by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, ObamaCare’s $5 billion early-retiree reinsurance program could exhaust its funding well before the program expires at the end of 2013 — and, in the long run, it would provide strong incentives for employers to drop coverage for early retirees.

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Americans now favor repeal by 23 percentage points (58 to 35 percent) — and nearly 50 percent of Americans now “strongly” favor repeal, compared to fewer than 30 percent who are “strongly” opposed.

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If Senator Dianne Feinstein’s introduction of a bill allowing the federal government to regulate insurance rates is any indication, Congressional Democrats’ faith in ObamaCare’s ability to rein in soaring health costs — as they assured Americans it would do — already seems to be wavering.

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In the wake of ObamaCare’s passage, few Democrats are willing to interact with voters in public settings.  One swing-district ObamaCare-supporter, Rep. Tom Perriello (D, Va.) held 21 town-hall meetings last August but not a single one during the weeklong Memorial Day recess.

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This week, we learned
that the Obama administration is orchestrating a $125 million
propaganda campaign to sell the recently enacted health-care law to the
public.  That effort will be funded
by labor unions and other groups from the Democratic political orbit.  It comes on top of the misleading
government mailer sent to the nation’s seniors, at the expense of
taxpayers, touting the supposed benefits of ObamaCare for the elderly.  On Tuesday, the president himself will
join the fray again to make the sales pitch, this time promoting the
colossal waste of taxpayer money associated with $250 per senior bribes
to be issued this summer and fall.

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“‘Rarely is one afforded a glimpse into the dark heart of the contemporary “Heath Reform” project as unwittingly honest and searing as that provided by an exchange of opinions between Mark Thornton, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed regarding the FDA’s approval process for investigational cancer treatments, and a Dr. James Smith, replying in the Letters to the Editor page on May 13′” 

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“Towers Watson, a leading human resources consulting firm, has conducted a survey of 661 human resource and benefit specialists across America. While benefit professionals are still digesting the new law, the survey shows that they are even more skeptical of Obamacare than the public is.”

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“Is the Pill preventive, in the sense meant when preventive medicine got debated during ObamaCare?  Not at all.  Democrats specifically called out early diagnosis of diseases such as diabetes….That never included an explicit argument that lowering the birth rate would be an overall cost-saver, or that it was a legitimate government interest to suppress the birth rate. “

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Though ObamaCare’s “Cadillac plan” tax was designed to affect only employers with extravagant health benefit plans, an analysis by the global professional services company Towers Watson, using data from its 2010 Health Care Cost Survey, reveals that more than 60% of large employers’ health-care plans could be subject to this tax when it goes into effect in 2018.

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