Tag: Barack Obama

On Health Care, Clinton Skirts The Facts

(Editor’s Note: Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court health care law decision impact at the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 21 at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta.)  By Grace-Marie Turner Former president Bill Clinton did a deep dive into policy last night during his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, but he plays fast and loose with crucial facts on health care. Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute A few highlights: First, both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly “robbing Medicare” of $716 billion… But it’s not true…There were no cuts to benefits at all, none. The key dodge is “no cuts to benefits.” It’s true there… View Article

TV’s New Reality Show: Trying to Love Obamacare?

(Editor’s Note: Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court health care law decision impact at the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 21 at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta.  Click here for more information.)  By Grace-Marie Turner Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute After running away from Obamacare since 2010, Democrats last night embraced the law and tried to wrap it in new packaging in hopes it will sell better. The first night of the Democratic National Convention was filled with references to the “Affordable Care Act” and its many wonders: Where being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. Where birth control is free. Where employers no longer have a say in… View Article

The best way to make a lasting impact on public policy is to change public opinion. When you change the beliefs of the people; the politicians and political parties change with them.

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