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Fundamental Failure: Obamacare Deductibles Too Steep for Primary Consumers

Fundamental Failure: Obamacare Deductibles Too Steep for Primary Consumers

At a recent meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners in Wooster, Ohio, the director of a local clinic that provides medical care for low income individuals said that the high deductibles in the federal Exchanges have created new barriers to health care and that the expansion of Medicaid has shifted the burden of low income

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ObamaCare Deals a Brutal Blow to Ohio’s Youth

For too many of Ohio’s college students, their first taste of “the real world” is coming courtesy of the negative impacts caused by ObamaCare.  Unfortunately for these young people, the taste will be bitter as they come face-to-face with the reality that ObamaCare is becoming the cause rather than the cure for many of their

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All Is Not Quiet on the Women’s Front

All Lies Lead to the Truth —”Redux,” The X-Files [1] It doesn’t take much to court the selfish side of any person, we fallen creatures love ourselves so. But beginning with the feminist movement, the foundation was laid in our country to propose a so-called War on Women, and subject women in the process without many

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ObamaCare Breaking the Backbone of the Economy

The National Small Business Association recently released its 2014 Small Business Health Care Survey.  The survey reveals that 91% of respondents reported an increase in the costs of their health plans at their most recent renewal. [Related on OCR: “Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 1: Premiums Expected To Rise 88%”] One in four small businesses saw

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“Entitlements” vs. “Unearned Outlays” and Their Impact on the Federal Budget

The word “entitlement” has undergone an unfortunate series of mutations in the last forty years.  Prior to that, its focus in federal budget issues was on what was directly related to basic human rights. During the Nixon years, the accelerated rise in the payments made by Social Security, Medicare and other programs made “entitlement” an

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How Republicans Should Talk about Women’s Issues

Just when you thought it was safe to sit back and enjoy a short respite from the contrived War on Women, Democrats, including 2014 candidates in Ohio, are warming up the war machine in anticipation of this year’s election and the 2016 presidential campaign. First we have gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald who, after his first

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Q&A on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA” or “ObamaCare”) has occupied the public debate for the last several months. However, much of the media coverage of these issues is highly inaccurate and generally untrustworthy. This problem is exacerbated by the lack of accurate information flowing from the political class in Washington,

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Yes, Virginia, The Federal Health Law Does Cover Abortion

I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. —Daniel Boone Before President Obama’s so-called Affordable Care Act was even signed, concerns surfaced over whether abortion funding was included. The President’s administration and supporters pooh-poohed claims that it would be, and due to the bill’s immense size and complexities,

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