Tag: Obamacare

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for July 25, 2017 it’s the Smart Girl Goes to Harvard edition of the podcast with our special (smart) guest CO-HOST (first time ever!) Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics Podcast fame.

It’s kind of like a podcast version of a junior high school dance. We’re all a little bit clumsy and awkward, but the (political) hormones are thick in the air! We had a great time. As for Teri maybe she didn’t, like, listen to our show before agreeing to join us. But it all turns out for the best in the end.

Steve Forbes Warns Washington

 

Steve ForbesSteve Forbes warns the Republicans why they are about to lose the House unless… Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media sits down with Dave Sussman at Whiskey Politics for a discussion about Free Markets at the home of Libertarian thought, Freedom Fest. Topics include Obamacare, Tax Reform, the border adjustment tax and why “Paul Ryan has been snagged by the Body Snatchers.”

Whiskey Fueled Fun with Doc Jay at Freedom Fest

 

The Whiskey Politics team is at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas interviewing a whole bunch of incredible luminaries, including Steve Forbes, Dinesh D’Souza, John Stossel, John Fund, Jim Rogers, Michael Medved, James O’Keefe and many others. However, we also had a great Whiskey Politics After Hours interview with Ricochet’s own Dr. Jay Schroeder, @DocJay. Video to come soon!

Rich, Charlie, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss the death of the Senate healthcare bill and Jeff Sessions’s unfortunate penchant for civil asset forfeiture.

Attention Republicans in Congress: Voters Will Repeal and Replace You!

 

The failure to get Obamacare’s repeal and replace puts our Republican majorities in the House and Senate in danger – not from Democrat challengers, but from the wrath of angry Republican voters and Trump supporters.  If any Republicans lose in 2018, I pray it’s in the primaries to an “I’m not a wuss” challenger, and that these new candidates get elected the following November.  The last thing I want is a Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer.

The only chance they have now is to go for total repeal first.  What we had before Obamacare was far better than what we have now.  The next step would be to introduce necessary reforms to the system, the biggest (to me) being able to buy across state lines.  It works for auto, home, and life insurance.  All the other stuff (deregulation, high risk pools for pre-existing conditions, etc.) can be done at a later date.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America shake their heads in disgust as a straight Obamacare repeal appears doomed in the Senate, due to opposition from multiple Republican senators who voted for the very same bill two years ago – when they knew it would be vetoed.  They also react to reports that President Trump engaged in a dinner conversation with Vladimir Putin without any other members of his staff, including a U.S. translator.  And they wonder if an intervention is necessary for liberal writer Louise Mensch, after she tweeted that unnamed people might seek the death penalty for White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon due to his supposed espionage on behalf of the Russians.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for July 18, it’s the abbreviated “Obvious Topics” edition of the show with your humble hosts (well, one of them is humble anyway) Todd Feinburg and Mike Stopa.

This week things seem to have calmed down just a little. The media has their “smoking gun” of Russian collusion and Nancy Pelosi has her dreams of eternal Obamacare come true.

The Single-Payer Siren

 

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The United States is facing another crisis in organizing its health care system. It is clear that the private exchanges concocted under the Obama administration are failing at a record rate for the simple reason that they violate all known sound principles of insurance. The planners who put these programs together unwisely thought that universal coverage would overcome the standard insurance problems of adverse selection and moral hazard.

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Please check out Episode 45 of Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner.  I interviewed Max Ledoux, Director of Technical Operations at Ricochet, about his going from voting for Hillary Clinton in a primary to becoming a Conservative, New York taxes, the G20 Summit, and the Republicans NOT repealing and replacing Obamacare. We had a wonderful […]

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Promote Insecurity!

 

We often crave things that are bad for us. We have long known this to be true in the physical realm: eating too much food is not good.

But we also have a deep and innate desire for security – a stocked freezer and a well-provisioned bank account. We want to be able to live our lives without worries, to keep all our fears at bay.

Bill discusses Pres. Trump’s big win before the Supreme Court after it upholds most of his travel ban. Bill also weighs in on the latest news regarding Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, foreign policy expert Michael Del Rosso joins Bill to discuss the war against ISIS abroad in Mosul and Syria as well as at home in the fight against the spread of radical Islam. Finally, he talks with David French about the legal and political implications of the Supreme Court upholding the travel ban and what comes next for Trump’s immigration plan.

Richard Epstein looks at the policy changes that would most effectively cure what ails American health care — and responds to progressives calling for the adoption of a single-payer system.

Rusty Humphries on CNN’s downfall, Loretta Lynch, & Obamacare

 

Rusty Humphries joins Whiskey Politics podcast where we discuss CNN’s stunning fall from grace, the potential of Loretta Lynch serving time, and the healthcare mess. Rusty currently hostsThe Rusty Humphries Rebellion” and is ranked the 6th most-listened to talk radio host in the US. As a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Rusty was been named one of America’s 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts eight years in a row and was nominated as Talk Personality Of The Year.

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  Well, here we are. It’s been obvious for a couple of months now that that there just aren’t enough votes in either body of the Republican controlled Congress for a full repeal of Obamacare. What we’re left with now are two bills (one which has passed the House, and one currently under consideration in […]

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I have been meaning to write this post for a while, and while my own thinking has changed over the past couple months here it goes: The debate over the ACHA and the Democrat’s obvious intentions to obstruct any passage of a repeal or reform as much as they could, got me thinking. I also […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for June 13, 2017 – it’s the Those Damned Old People edition of the show. We set out clearly and distinctly, at the top of the show, to delineate clearly our topics. and then we just talk about James Comey and the failing battle against the deep state.

We do, after all, talk about TrumpCare. Question number one in that context is: does the folderol of the Russian collusion theater actually make a difference on the progress — or lack thereof — of Trump’s legislative agenda? Seems like Paul Ryan thinks that even if the White House burns down the folks on Capitol Hill, they will continue moving forward (though no doubt at their glacial pace). To wit, it looks like, all of a sudden, certain liberal outlets (e.g., Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo) are getting frantic that Obamacare is actually about to be repealed and replaced. I have no idea if this is the good repeal and replace, the dreaded Obamacare-lite repeal and replace, or something in between. But I am not particular. Any repeal and replace will make me happy — just a question of degree.