Health Insurance on Townhall

Political Calculations - Sat Oct 20

Unfortunately for Americans, the ObamaCare job killing spree will only continue and get worse. The reason why has to do with a penalty tax that will be imposed upon all U.S. employers with 50 or more employees who currently provide their employees with what would be considered to be an "average" health insurance coverage plan today. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Sep 12

Sandra Fluke's claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice." ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Aug 28

Insurance is all about risk. Yet neither insurance companies nor their policy-holders can do anything about one of the biggest risks -- namely, interference by politicians, to turn insurance into something other than a device to deal with risk. ... more

Ed Feulner - Sat May 19

It has been more than three years since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. The last time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fulfilled his legal responsibility, Conan was still on NBC, Tea Parties hadn’t come together, and the iPad hadn’t yet been introduced. ... more

Jeffrey Singer - Fri May 4

A major justification by President Obama for the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which requires everyone to buy health insurance, is that every time an uninsured patient receives care in an emergency room, doctors and hospitals shift the cost to those of us who have insurance. But the impact of such cost shifting is vastly overblown and government, through the legislation, makes the problem worse, not better. ... more

Alan Sears - Sun Apr 29

When Congress passed ObamaCare in March 2010, then Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) admitted she didn’t know what was in the bill, but promised constituents and fellow politicians, “We’ll find out what’s in it once we pass it.” Talk about a harbinger of things to come. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Apr 13

The president is barnstorming around the nation hoping to enrage voters at the injustice that the wealthy pay fewer taxes than the middle class. "Now that's wrong," Obama objected, "That's not fair." ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Mar 31

Put aside the Constitutional question for a moment. The Obama Justice Department is also arguing that a mandate is needed to make health insurance work. Are they right? ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Mar 24

You can always tell that a person is losing an argument when he throws reason, logic and factual evidence aside and starts personally attacking his opponent. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Sun Mar 18

They say all things must end, but the wrangling over Mitt Romney's support for an individual health-insurance mandate persists without letup. ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Feb 25

We're not quite there yet. But there is a new website that is getting close. ... more

Rachel Alexander - Fri Feb 24

Everyone talks about reforming health insurance while ignoring a better alternative: healthcare risk pools. Powerful lobbyists for the healthcare insurance industry have convinced politicians to perpetuate the current system of health insurance, hoping that minor tweaks will solve the escalating crisis. ... more

Ann Coulter - Wed Feb 15

One theory for why Barack Obama pushed the contraception mandate right now is that it helps Rick Santorum. Others theorize it's because Obama is an anti-religious bigot with a left-wing agenda. Reasonable minds can disagree on this. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Feb 14

Leaving aside the blatant assault on religious liberty that the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate represents (a number of commentators have ably elucidated the assault on free exercise), the edict ought to offend all sensible Americans for its sheer economic and moral fatuousness. ... more

Hugh Hewitt - Thu Feb 9

The president and his team had thought they were dividing women from Republicans when in fact they were uniting Catholics of all political persuasions in a single front. ... more

Carrie Lukas - Tue Feb 7

Government involvement, in just about any area of life, causes conflict. It's all but inescapable. ... more

America - Fri Dec 30

"We're not going to let you die." ... more