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  1. Oct

    Five More ACA Horror Stories

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You'll be hearing a lot about how the Affordable Care Act helps patients, but the exact opposite is true: the Affordable Care act hurts patients, especially because it pushes them into the inferior Medicaid program. Five new stories of health care disasters: 1. One North Carolina pediatrician, Dr. Rosemary Stein of Burlington, recently wrote in […]

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    Coolidge Showed Spending Can Be Cut

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Do we need a man like … Calvin Coolidge … again? That is a question that has to be taken seriously, thanks to the fine work of bestselling author Amity Shlaes, who was in Raleigh on Thursday to talk about Coolidge, her biography of the 30th president. Today he’s only a vague and somewhat humorous […]

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    You Lose If Mudcats Grab $1.5M Scoreboard

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    What would you say to an investment adviser who said, “I want you to invest some money in a failing enterprise”? Especially if she added, “You’ve already put a bunch of money into this, so you’ve got to put in more to keep from losing all of it!” You’d fire her on the spot. Or, […]

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    What's Easier: Real or Phony ACA Sign-ups?

    Posted in Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The Affordable Care Act's problems keep mounting. A North Carolina TV station found that people are still having problems signing up for the program — a.k.a. Obamacare. (HT to Carolina Plott Hound.) Meanwhile, how easy is it to sign up fraudulently? It's very easy, according to the federal Government Accountability Office. In other words, under […]

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    How Obamacare Ruling May Roil NC

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    The latest chaos associated with Obamacare could have an impact on North Carolina. A ruling yesterday by a federal court was a major jolt to the health care law. A D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel wrote that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not allow the IRS to pay subsidies to enrollees in federal […]