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Obama’s Claim That Obamacare Has Helped Produce A ‘$1,800 Tax Cut’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Friday, October 17, 2014

Remember that 2008 campaign promise touted by then-candidate Obama — that his health care law would reduce the cost of premiums by $2,500 by 2014? As we have noted, he was quickly called out by fact checkers for making a dubious claim based on shaky assumptions.

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Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (10:18)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how the Affordable Care Act will destroy American jobs on the John Batchelor Show.

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John Villasenor on the Final Say

interview with John Villasenorvia The Final Say
Thursday, October 16, 2014

National Fellow John Villasenor discusses policy failures for fighting the Ebola outbreak on the Final Say.

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4 Rules for Replacing Obamacare

by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Caprettavia Politico Magazine
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Republicans are in a strong position as the midterm election approaches. They are nearly certain to retain control of the House of Representatives in the next Congress and may pick up a few seats to add to their majority. They are also poised to make gains in the Senate, perhaps even adding the six seats necessary to take control of the upper chamber—and maybe more.

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Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Ebola outbreak and other current events on Garrison.

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Nurses Shouldn’t Be Guinea Pigs

by John Villasenorvia Slate
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Ebola crises is disturbing and alarming in many ways. Among them: The fact that the U.S. response to date hasn’t fully utilized the statistical and big data tools that could play a vital role in both protecting health workers from exposure and stemming broader spread of the virus in the United States and elsewhere.

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Losing Employer-Provided Coverage: Another ACA Prediction Comes True

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This past week provided an important example of the anticipated effects of the Affordable Care Act coming to pass. Walmart has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance for 26,000 part-time workers, prompting a piece at Vox recognizing that this termination of coverage occurred because “Obamacare changes the calculus on getting coverage at work” and noting that “the loser in the Walmart decision is the federal budget.”

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Study: Kids Likelier to Take ADHD Drugs in School Year

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia USA Today
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

After a decade of education reform, U.S. public schools are refocused on basic academics and the needs of low-income and minority students. Could that transformation be leading more kids to take medication to pay attention in class?

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Obamacare Is a Job-Slashing, Deficit-Deepening Disaster

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A report out today from the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee highlights a critical point about Obamacare: The law’s negative effect on labor markets helps explain why it will increase deficits by $131 billion over the next 10 years. This finding stands in stark contrast to Democrats’ repeated assertions that the law will reduce the deficit.

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Statistics Lessons: Why Blaming Health Care Workers Who Get Ebola Is Wrong

by John Villasenorvia Forbes
Sunday, October 12, 2014

On October 12, officials in Texas announced that a “health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola.” According to Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief clinical officer of Texas Health Resources, the health system that includes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the transmission occurred despite the use of “full CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] precautions,” including “gown, glove, mask and shield.”

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