Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: October 2009

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    Oct
    30

    New Study Shows Obamacare Would Cause Premiums to Skyrocket

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    Today's WSJ features an article summarizing the results of a WellPoint study estimating that Obamacare will raise health insurance premiums by as high as 200%.  At the request of Congressional delegations worried about their constituents—call it a public service—WellPoint mined its own actuarial data to model ObamaCare in the 14 states where it runs Blue Cross […]

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    Oct
    30

    Mandated Gender Equality in Health Care May Cost Lives

    Posted in Healthcare By Jessica Anderson | Tagged ,

    What happens when health care officials ignore biological differences between men and women? We have talked about this before, here and here. Now, a recent op-ed by Sarba Klein and Phyllis Greenberger in the NY Times argues that the biological differences between men and women should result in different doses of the H1N1 vaccine. Their […]

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    Oct
    30

    Any Journalists Brave Enough to Ask Perdue This Question?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    North Carolina taxpayers will be forced to subsidize an "immoral" company reaping "windfall profits." That's the conclusion one could easily make in response to this announcement from the Governor's office showing Gov. Perdue's continued commitment to further politicize our economy. Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Fiserv Inc., (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services […]

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    Oct
    29

    Day 4 – Easley Hearings – (3)

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick

    Amazing!  It appears that the Easley lawyers are trying to prove that Republican candidates took flights that were not reported.  I guess Mike Easley's mother never taught him that just because everybody else is doing something doesn't make it right!  And, this from a former Prosecuter/Attorney General/Governor.   They really should have compared apples to apples and looked […]

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    Oct
    29

    Day 4 – Easley Hearing (2)

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick

    The Board has adjourned until 3:30.  The Chairman has advised the attorneys that he does not believe they will conclude business today.  The talk today has concentrated on contributions and different accounts – including federal and non-federal accounts.  Falmlen, at times irritable, was adament that the Democratic Party had done no wrong.  The Democratic Party's counsel […]

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