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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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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Jun
27
2016

Baiting Millennials to Bankroll Obamacare

27, Jun

By Katie Kieffer

Millennials

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


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


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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