The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller

Boutique care for the royal baby, substandard medicine for everyone else

Michael Tanner
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Photo: AP

As the United Kingdom – and a sizeable swath of the rest of the world – celebrates the birth of the new Prince of Cambridge, it is impossible not to notice that the former Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, received rather better health care than the average Briton.

Employer mandate delay spells trouble for Obamacare

6:22 PM 07/03/2013

The dominoes are falling.

Obamacare’s ‘benefits’ are gradually becoming apparent

5:57 PM 04/30/2013

At his press conference Tuesday, President Obama assured Americans that, “To the 85-90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance: They’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don’t know it.”

A Pyrrhic victory

10:18 AM 04/14/2011

If this is victory, I’d hate to see defeat.

‘Death panels’ were an overblown claim – until now

12:00 AM 05/27/2010

During the debate over ObamaCare, the bill’s opponents were excoriated for talk of rationing and “death panels.” And in fairness, with a few minor exceptions governing Medicare reimbursements, the law does not directly ration care or allow the government to dictate how doctors practice medicine.

The coming entitlement tsunami

12:05 AM 04/06/2010

Now that we’ve finished creating a new $1 trillion health care entitlement program, Washington has suddenly discovered that we are facing a crisis with—surprise—entitlement programs.

If you blinked, you may have missed what Congress just passed

12:05 AM 03/24/2010

President Obama has signed health care reform into law, and while there will be continued fights in the Senate and the courts, as well as an ongoing effort to repeal the bill, we are likely to be living with it for awhile.

Playing it again and again, and again

12:00 AM 03/05/2010

In case you lost count, President Obama’s remarks on Wednesday were his 35th major speech on health care reform. The news: this time he really, really, really means it when he says it’s time to act.

Commission of sin

12:00 AM 02/22/2010

So, President Obama wants a presidential commission on the budget deficit. Isn’t that a little bit like W.C. Fields asking for a commission on sobriety?