Category Archives: Health Care

Jan
09
2017

Fake Healthcare: Nancy Pelosi and the Chocolate Factory

09, Jan

By Katie Kieffer

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Forget “fake news,” America’s epidemic is fake healthcare where cancer patients can’t obtain immunotherapy while taxpayers are forced to bankroll $8,000 drugs to treat minor conditions.

Welcome to life as a sick person seeking treatment—or a healthy person seeking catastrophic health insurance—in House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s America (a.k.a. Chocolate Factory). Continue reading

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Dec
19
2016

Young & Healthy: Don’t Pay for Old & Overweight

19, Dec

By Katie Kieffer

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My healthcare premium jumps 179% in 2017—and my young and healthy friends are in the same boat: at this rate, we’ll go broke before we break a bone.

Why are my friends—even some who never discuss politics—complaining about rising healthcare premiums? And why are young entrepreneurs telling me they’re holding off from buying healthcare entirely? Continue reading

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Aug
22
2016

Big 3 Insurance Flip Obamacare the Bird

22, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

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UnitedHealthcare, Humana—and now Aetna—are abandoning Obamacare exchanges because they’re unprofitable. Meanwhile, for the first time in 10 years, the U.S. death rate has increased.

CDC researcher Andrew Fenelon told the Associated Press: “…it is quite rare to see it [a death rate increase] for the whole population. … Many countries in Europe are witnessing declines in mortality, so the gap between the U.S. and other countries is growing.” Continue reading

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Jun
27
2016

Baiting Millennials to Bankroll Obamacare

27, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

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Giving Millennials discounts on Lyft rides is the newest attempt to bait them into subsidizing a substandard healthcare system.

Last Tuesday, federal health officials pronounced a sneaky plan to scrutinize the tax records of young people ages 18-34 and compile a list of those who paid the penalty rather than signing up for Obamacare. Continue reading

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Apr
25
2016

Notre Dame Hugs Biden Back

25, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

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Vice President Joe Biden is a hugger: the Internet is awash with memes mocking his gauche embraces of other people’s wives and daughters. Well, next month, the University of Notre Dame—one of America’s most prominent Catholic institutions of higher learning—will metaphorically hug Biden back. By awarding him a prestigious Laetare Medal.

Notre Dame’s decision to honor a man who actively works to implement public policies that will derail the University’s ability to express its own First Amendment rights of free speech and religious expression holds a lesson—and a warning—for us all, Catholic or not. Continue reading

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Feb
01
2016

Abortion: Separates Men From Boys, Cruz from Trump

01, Feb

By Katie Kieffer

Father and son.

Inconsistency on healthcare and abortion helped Mitt Romney lose in 2012, especially among young voters. Here’s what you need to know to elect a winner.

Contrary to popular opinion (among GOP elites)—but in-line with all the major research on Millennials—to win the White House in 2016, we must nominate a candidate who is strong and steady. Transparency and consistency are extremely important to Millennial voters, the majority of whom 2012 CNN exit polls show favored Mr. Consistent, Ron Paul, over all Republican candidates. Continue reading

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Jul
20
2015

You Can Trust Planned Parenthood

20, Jul

By Katie Kieffer

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I have a list of reasons why you can trust Planned Parenthood.

By now, you’ve probably seen the viral video starring Planned Parenthood executive Dr. Deborah Nucatola. In the undercover clip, made by the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Nucatola gushes about performing abortions in such a way so as to carefully and fatally “crush” fetuses while preserving specific body parts like “fetal livers” which are popular on Planned Parenthood’s secretive “menu” of harvesting options. Continue reading

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Mar
30
2015

Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets

30, Mar

By Katie Kieffer


“Deeply and deceptively interesting,” is how New York Times Magazine described Sen. Harry Reid in January of 2010. Deceptive indeed. Five years later, Reid’s cache of secrets in the Senate chamber puts Harry Potter’s wizardry to shame.

Two chambers—House and Senate—comprise the U.S. legislature. Our bicameral structure helps keep raw political power in check. Yet without term limits, a bicameral legislature is not enough to restrain the ambition of politicians like 75-year-old Reid who have held public office for decades. Continue reading

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Jan
26
2015

Physician, Heal Thyself! With Gunpowder

26, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


Gunpowder is bullet-proof preventative medicine for American physicians. Every doctor should have the option to carry concealed in clinics and hospitals.

A 55-year-old man named Stephen Pasceri walked into Boston’s Brigham and Woman’s Hospital last Tuesday and asked for renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael Davidson. When the surgeon appeared, Pasceri pulled out a .40-caliber pistol and hit the surgeon twice before turning the gun on himself. Continue reading

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Dec
01
2014

Emanuel Drools Over Death

01, Dec

By Katie Kieffer


While watching two of the women who I most admire fight to breathe, eat and drink—I realized that President Obama and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel are dead wrong about the value of life.

Dr. Emanuel is the brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and an advisor to President Obama. Last month, he penned a column in The Atlantic where he cackled: “…by 75, creativity, originality, and productivity are pretty much gone for the vast, vast majority of us.” Continue reading

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