When he was selling the Affordable Care Act during his first term, President Obama claimed that the government's near-complete takeover of the nation's healthcare industry would be, well, affordable.
"We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy." As more and more Obamacare rules and regulations go into effect, former House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi's now-infamous quote comes readily to mind.
As we have discussed before, HSAs are tied to high-deductible plans—and it originally appeared that high-deductible plans would be doomed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), colloquially known as ObamaCare.
Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with the aim of creating a for-profit facility that could deliver first-rate care at a fraction of what traditional hospitals charge.
The crowded emergency department (ED): It has become a symbol for our fragmented, inefficient health care system and for one presidential candidate, an acceptable alternative to expanding health insurance under Obamacare.
Obamacare is a welfare program for insurance and drug companies.
For the first time in our turbulent history, a sitting member of a presidential cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder, has been held in criminal contempt of Congress by the House
Regardless of whether you agree with the fundamentals of Obamacare, the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled the federal government has the power to tax Americans into mandatory purchases of private industry products means an end to economic freedom in America.
More than quadrupling an estimate it put forth last year for new agents