Remember Julia? She just turned 26, and she has her own web design business. But her story is a little different now that ObamaCare is in effect. Check out the new storybook campaign - Real Life of Julia - illustrating the real-life consequences Julia faces under ObamaCare.Read more...
By Heather R. Higgins
As featured in Ricochet
Back in the 1970s, my father was visiting a Florida feedlot that was promoting its innovative new methods for feeding cattle. Scrutinizing their data, Dad noticed something amiss: there were no dead cows. This was, to put it mildly, unusual. Any time you have a large herd, there will be cattle that randomly die. It’s not necessarily a sign of any systemic problem, just a result of the large numbers of animals involved. You’ll always lose a few for miscellaneous reasons. When he asked about the aberration in the statistics, he was given a simple response: “We just don’t count those.” That practice of looking only for data that confirms preconceptions — and discounts anything to the contrary — is intellectually sloppy and undermines the validity of any claims it produces. It probably shouldn’t surprise us, then, that that’s exactly the approach being used by Paul Krugman in today’s New York Times.
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Can't keep your health care plan? Received a cancellation letter? We know that ObamaCare is causing this happen to people all across America — your family, your friends, your co-workers, your employees. Maybe even you. That's why we launched MyCancellation.com.
Independent Women's Voice joins a large coalition of free-market and conservative organizations today to endorse House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's legislation to slow down the IRS's reckless rush to regulate political speech in the middle of the current tax year. Camp's bill is expected on the House floor this week.
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by Heather R. Higgins & William W. Pascoe III
as featured in The Huffington Post
As Congress decides this week - the deadline is Thursday - which form of special exemption from Obamacare they are going to give their staff (the Administration's August directive provides both a loophole to either fully exempt some staff from ObamaCare's requirement that they go on the exchanges, or else puts them on the exchanges but then gives them a special subsidy from the cost, unlike any other American), they need to remember that both forms are still carve-outs from the law and special treatment for themselves, and a "silver bullet" issue at the ballot box.
By Heather R. Higgins
As featured in National Review Online
The time has come for a coherent, multi-step strategy for rolling back Obamacare. It is not enough for conservatives to focus just on the website problems, or to wait and hope the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) collapses on its own. The websites will ultimately get fixed well enough to function, and the “just wait” strategy underestimates both the appeal the new entitlement may hold for many and the serious damage that is being done to the private insurance market, whose viability is the foundation of any alternative to government mandates.