Britain’s Government Health Service Could Deny Treatment to Patients Deemed ‘Racist,’ or ‘Homophobic’

As the left pushes America towards government healthcare, news has emerged that patients deemed “racist,” “sexist,” or “homophobic” by the government in the United Kingdom could be denied medical care in facilities around the country. The policy – set to be implemented in April – expands upon the “rights” of medical professionals to refuse “non-critical” services to those deemed “homophobic, sexist or racist.” The addition of the language that previously allowed medical professionals to refuse services to those being verbally or physically abusive is coupled with broader authority for British police and the Crown Prosecution Service to investigate and prosecute

Is Obamacare Headed Back to the Supreme Court?

Obamacare is back in court, and a new ruling issued this week could put it on track to return to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court in its 2012 decision upholding Obamacare said it was constitutional on the dubious basis that the individual mandate is a tax, not a requirement to buy something. But the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed by congressional Republicans and signed by President Trump eliminated the individual mandate penalty for not carrying health insurance. So in February 2018, Texas led a coalition of 20 states filing a federal lawsuit arguing that since the individual mandate

Vincent Lambert’s Death Reveals Danger of State-Run Healthcare

On July 11, French citizen Vincent Lambert passed away after being deprived of food and water for nine days by the hospital where he was being cared for. An order two weeks earlier from France’s Court of Cassation, the country’s highest court of appeal, to halt his feeding turned out to be a death sentence for Lambert. It overturned a previous decision in a Court of Appeal to return feeding tubes and water to the 42-year-old, who has been in a vegetative state since suffering a tragic motorcycle crash in 2008. His devout Catholic parents spent years fighting to raise

Does Kamala Harris Really Want to Take Away All Americans’ Private Health Plans?

One of the more awkward moments to emerge from the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates occurred when Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) attempted to walk back her support for banning every single private health insurance plan in America. During the debates, Democrats were given the mother of all lay-up questions when moderators asked candidates to raise their hand if they support banning private health insurance — translation: do you support kicking every single American who gets health insurance through their employer off their plan, no matter how much they like it? Even in a Democrat field economically illiterate enough to promote

Democrats’ Awful 2020 Economic Agenda — In 3 Memes

In celebration of Easter, I interrupt your regularly scheduled economic reporting with something a little more lighthearted. If your family dinner table is set to contain as much political sparring as mine, feel free to share the following with your relatives. Here are 3 memes that perfectly summarize Democrats’ 2020 economic agenda: 1.) Why are progressives, including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now referring to themselves as ‘Democratic’ Socialists instead of just socialists? Do they think putting a good word in front of a bad word makes the latter sound less terrible? If I said my Toyota Camry has a

Wisconsin to Begin Funding Sex Reassignment via Medicaid in 2019

Starting off a new year is always associated with change, and the state of Wisconsin is no exception. As 2019 begins, state Medicaid will now begin to pay for sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy. Wisconsin’s Group Insurance Board originally voted to start paying for sex reassignment and hormone therapy back in 2016. However, the vote was reversed after Governor Scott Walker asked them to reconsider. This request was based on a dispute of the federal government’s interpretation of Title IX and definition of “sexual discrimination.” The board ended the coverage on December 30, 2016, and this reversal was upheld

This Week in Economics: 4 Stories You Should Know About

1.) Trump’s FCC Shoots Down California’s “Texting Tax” Proposal. This week, overzealous California regulators saw their hopes of enacting a “Texting Tax” squashed by President Trump’s FCC. The FCC issued a declaratory ruling which found that “text messaging” is an information service, thereby limiting the state’s authority to regulate. Prior to the FCC’s announcement, California regulators were set to vote on an initiative that would have imposed a tax on consumers’ phone bills in order to fund additional government services. California residents should be grateful the FCC saved them from their bloated state governments’ latest tax-and-spend scheme. 2.) Republicans to

Obamacare’s Tax-Hike Bomb Will Soon Detonate — Unless Congress Acts Now

Have you received your healthcare premium notice in the mail yet? I did. Next year, I will pay roughly $850 more for the same Obamacare plan that I have this year. No, thankfully, my health has not grown materially worse. In fact, I am near-certain the only expense my insurance company picked up this past year was for a one-time doctor visit to receive cough medicine. Over the next few weeks, I will be searching for a more affordable health insurance option (perhaps one of the new short-term limited duration plans made available by President Trump), since an $850 premium

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