Category Archives: Health Care

Aug
04
2020

The Woke Chokehold

04, Aug

By Katie Kieffer


We can ban police chokeholds in all 50 states—but the pervasive chokehold in America today is the “woke chokehold.” A majority of Americans feel frozen by fear—and are metaphorically choking—overwhelmed by a sense of powerlessness. 62 percent of Americans are afraid to speak their minds, according to a new CATO poll.

America’s largest police departments—Los Angeles in 1982, New York in 1993, Chicago in 2012, and Minneapolis in 2020— have banned the use of chokeholds by officers. Crime, however, is soaring in these cities. For example, even as the radical Minneapolis City Council works to eliminate police, robberies are up 37%. Continue reading

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Jul
08
2020

Courage to Hope

08, Jul

By Katie Kieffer


“A light from the shadows shall spring,” J. R. R. Tolkien wrote in The Fellowship of the Ring. Hope is a dominant theme in Tolkien’s famous fantasy. Despair threatens to grip each of us in these turbulent times. Thankfully, there are many reasons to avert despair—and run into the arms of Hope: Continue reading

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Apr
22
2020

Open (Save) America Now

22, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

"Open" sign

Our best chance at saving America is to open America. Now.

Certainly, states like New York and New Jersey must open at a slower pace than Minnesota and Iowa. But we must ground all decisions in reason and science—or politicians inebriated by power will gain more dominance by peddling fear. Continue reading

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Feb
11
2019

When Murder Is Easy

11, Feb

By Katie Kieffer


Blood spilled first is more stunning than blood spilled second. Today, abortion is the primary type of murder that no longer shocks Americans. Why? Because we have – collectively – committed murder so frequently. Women accept and even laud abortion while men and religious figures have turned their heads.

We all need to recover a healthy dose of shock when an American doctor kills a sweet baby girl or boy with a fully developed heart, brain and soul—for profit. Continue reading

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Jan
31
2018

Whose Life Is Yours?

31, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


On Saturday, I joined over 5,000 Texans who took to the streets of downtown Austin for the Texas Right to Life March. Marching feet remind us of battle, but for what are we really fighting when we say: “Right to Life?”

“Words matter,” a writing mentor of mine—who happened to be a pro-life attorney—once advised me. A core lesson that I gleaned from attending the 2018 Texas Right to Life March is that words—especially the words we use repeatedly; those words that roll off our tongue without thought—truly do matter. Continue reading

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Jan
08
2018

Crossing the Swamp

08, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


It’s not about “draining the swamp.” It’s about crossing the swamp—and overcoming the bog in a bold bout much like George Washington’s surprise attack in the Battle of Trenton after crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day, 1776.

Our first President was a good man. He led by example, enduring the cold alongside his men unlike generals of lesser mettle, who shouted commands from a warm tent out of range of fire. Washington took pride in keeping his commitments, personal and professional. Continue reading

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Apr
30
2017

Pro-Choice: Tunnel Vision

30, Apr

By Katie Kieffer

MN Pro-Life March. Photo copyright Amie Kieffer, AK Artistic Productions

Young women, new research finds, increasingly desire children—yet the pro-abortion movement still shrieks for subsidies. Ladies, strap on your stilettos: life is a cause worthy of digging in your heels.

The National Center for Health Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that since 2002, 4% more women ages 15 to 44 say they anticipate bearing a child in their lifetime. A 4% increase is very significant considering that modern American women are inundated with pressures to “prevent” or “end” pregnancy. Rarely do women hear pregnancy described more as a blessing than a disease. But despite such propaganda—often subsidized by our federal and state governments—more women want to someday become mothers. Continue reading

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Jan
09
2017

Fake Healthcare: Nancy Pelosi and the Chocolate Factory

09, Jan

By Katie Kieffer


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


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


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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