Friday Facts: April 12, 2013

What are the biggest hurdles for new businesses? Find out in Friday Facts.

Checking Up On Health: March 5, 2013

Do wellness programs help or hinder? It depends. They seem to produce a healthier workforce, but it may take time to reduce health care costs for employers.

Friday Facts: January 25, 2012

What’s with the woobies? National School Choice Week 2013 begins today.

Friday Facts: November 9, 2012

What to expect after the November 6 elections: More school choice in Georgia; for the nation, regulations, a fiscal cliff and an entitlement cliff. .

Checking Up On Health

Americans too often lose sight of the longer-term debate about health care when they focus on arguments dictated by the framework of an election cycle and partisan political lines. Hence Heartland Institute’s “Ten Things Everyone Should Read About Health Care.”

The Untold Story: What Really Happened with Romneycare

(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 Illinois senator Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said on MSNBC’sMorning Joe today that Mitt Romney is the “the baby daddy of Obamacare.” In a piece I wrote for The American Spectator this spring, “Romney’s best defense: The truth about Romneycare,” I explained that the final version of the Massachusetts law diverged significantly from Romney’s vision for reform. … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 7, 2012

The fuel-saving technologies mandated by President Obama’s CAFE rule will boost car costs by around $3,000, pricing 7 million people out of the market.

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. A few highlights: First, both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly “robbing Medicare” of … Continue Reading →

ObamaCare Violates the DNA of Our Culture

A majority of Americans continue to oppose the health law because we understand that it is at odds with the fundamental principles and democratic processes of our country. We were aghast at the way the law was enacted two years ago — ignoring citizens who were marching in the streets and burning up the phone lines on Capitol Hill pleading with legislators to vote “no.”

Good Luck Finding a Doctor Under ObamaCare

By Grace-Marie Turner  “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.” President Barack Obama, Speech to the American Medical Association Chicago, June 15, 2009 In truth, prospects are bleak that you will be able to keep your doctor and even bleaker that there will be enough doctors to meet demand under Obamacare. The health overhaul law expands health insurance to millions more people without significantly increasing the number of … Continue Reading →

ObamaCare Taxes Will Hit Like a Freight Train in 2014

By Grace-Marie Turner So just how much is that new ObamaCare tax going to cost you? For some people, a lot more than you have been hearing. The individual mandate section of the health overhaul law outlines the structure of the “taxes” that must be paid by those who don’t buy government-approved health insurance – starting at $95 a year the first year for individuals. Many people are thinking it will be much cheaper to simply pay the tax than to buy policies that will cost thousands of dollars more. … Continue Reading →

Poll: ObamaCare Still a Huge Issue for Voters this Fall

By Grace Marie-Turner The latest New York Times / CBS News poll dives into public opinion on ObamaCare following the Supreme Court decision and finds opposition to the law virtually unchanged from when it was enacted in 2010, with about half disapproving and one-third supporting the law. And those who strongly disapprove (36 percent) continue to significantly outnumber those who strongly approve (14 percent) of the law. Support for repeal also remains strong: 61 percent of those polled say they want Congress to repeal the individual mandate (27 percent) or … Continue Reading →