Thanks to Stanley Kurtz for the great recommendation of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America in his recent post on National Review Online’s Corner blog. He writes:
Not only did the book carefully explain and clearly predict the problems with the CLASS Act, but it reminded me what a tremendous resource this little paperback is for understanding Obamacare as a whole.
In this video, co-author Grace-Marie Turner talks about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America with Reason’s Nick Gillespie. They met in July at FreedomFest, a large annual conference that celebrates liberty. Grace-Marie was there to give a presentation on “Who Cares About ObamaCare? Healthy Alternatives for You and Your Business.”
Yesterday, Senator John Barrasso’s Second Opinion address on the Senate floor was titled, “If You Like Your Health Care Coverage, Cross Your Fingers.” He discussed a new report from the McKinsey Quarterly on “How US health care reform will affect employee benefits.” Talking about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on employer-provided health insurance, Sen. Barrasso remarked, “Among employers with a high awareness of how the program actually works for health care reform, who have actually studied what the law says, well, in that group, those who are most well informed, they are saying more than 50% and upwards to 60% will pursue other options, likely to stop offering their employees health coverage.” He mentioned Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, and said that “having read the book, I will tell you a lot of the things I’ve been talking about during the debate leading up to the vote on ObamaCare, and that I’ve been talking about afterwards as a doctor — Second Opinion — are included in [the] book.”
Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America is featured today in The Washington Times. An excellent review by Sally Pipes appears on page B4 of the print edition and in the Books section of the website. Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, writes:
This book serves as a handbook for dismantling Obamacare and reforming American health care in a manner consistent with individual liberty and the U.S. Constitution. Upfront, the authors promise to detail what the “2,801 pages of legislation” will mean for “families, young adults, senior citizens, people with health problems, physicians and other medical professionals, small business owners and entrepreneurs, employers and employees, taxpayers, and citizens.” In short, the authors provide a comprehensive examination of the biggest piece of social legislation since the Great Society. And it delivers.
Richard L. Reece, MD, is a retired pathologist who believes in the abilities of practicing doctors and their patients to control and improve their health destinies through innovation. He is author of several books and writes extensively on his blog, Medinnovation, where he recently posted a review of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America:
This, then, is a book about power: who gets it and who controls it. The authors believe power (and health-care decision-making) should lie with the people, doctors who serve them, and in the states in which patients reside and doctors practice…As I physician, I found their 21 page section on patients and their relationships with doctors particularly powerful.
Contributor Hadley Heath attended our book forum at the National Press Club last month and posted her thoughts on the event on the Independent Women’s Forum Inkwell blog:
But after listening to the entire forum, one thought keeps resounding in my mind: The practical and the philosophical are intertwined. I agree with Moffit that this is one of the great debates in American history, but it has a lot in common with other debates we’ve had. Who should allocate resources (in this case, in our health care system)? As James Capretta pointed out, ObamaCare starts with the presumption that the government will do it. This presumption is not only anti-American in theory, but also disastrous in practice.
The JHPPL News and Notes blog recently wrote about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America:
ObamaCare is leaving a comet tail of broken promises as it steamrolls its way through our economy and into our lives. What happened? How could there possibly be such a big gap between promise and reality?
In Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America, the authors…explain exactly what the law stipulates and how the law will affect each of us: as patients, as employees, as taxpayers, and as citizens. They also lay out a plan for reforming the law so we can get health care right.
Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America co-author Grace-Marie Turner joined host Stephanie Davis for her Patriot Games blog radio show yesterday. You can listen to their discussion about the book by clicking on the media player below. (The interview will play after a short advertisement.)
Earlier this week, co-author James C. Capretta gave an interview to Newsmax.TV about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, rationing, and hidden aspects of the health overhaul law. Read a summary of the interview on Newsmax, and watch the video clip below.
The Foundry recently interviewed co-author Robert E. Moffit about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America. Here’s an excerpt:
Q: The book gives the facts in clear language, yet there’s a lot to get through. Why should busy American families care about a complex law passed in far-away Washington?
Moffit: This law guarantees that Washington is not far away at all but deeply involved in your personal life. The law will dictate what kind of health plan you have, what medical benefits and treatments you will have, what you will pay in new taxes, what it will mean for your employer and your compensation, and what it will mean for your doctor in his medical practice. Moreover, many decisions that will affect you and your family will be made not by Members of Congress but by bureaucrats you will never know and never meet.