The new texts, released yesterday, continue some explosive information indicating that the witch-hunt against Trump may have been pre-planned. Also, I address Jim Comey’s outrageous interview with Bret Baier and recent economic and Obamacare news.
Authored by: Matt Palumbo
Liberals have made it very clear what they think would happen if ObamaCare were fully repealed (as opposed to the individual mandate repeal we got).
“Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually” reported the Washington Post. “Nearly 36,000 people could die every year” in absence of ObamaCare, cautioned the far-left “Think Progress.” Meanwhile Bernie Sanders informed us that “When you throw 23 million people off of health insurance — people with cancer, people with heart disease, people with diabetes — thousands of people will die… there is study after study making this point.”
Coming to those figures is relatively simple. Simply estimate differences in mortality between the insured and uninsured, and then multiply the difference to the number of expected newly uninsured. It’s common sense, but doesn’t accord for the fact that there’s insurance, and then there’s ObamaCare insurance.
But first, let’s examine the source of the claims.
- The study which concluded with the “43,000 deaths” figure compared mortality in states that expanded Medicaid in the early 2000s that didn’t to estimate the health benefits of Medicaid (as most of those insured by ObamaCare were insured by the Medicaid expansion). This study was conducted in part by David Himmelstein, founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.
- The “36,000 deaths” figure is from a Think Progress study that compared morality rates in Massachusetts before and after the enactment of RomneyCare, of which ObamaCare is based off of.
So what’s wrong with the studies?
- The entire premise of the Himmelstein study is working under the assumption that Medicaid improves health outcomes – as it appeared to in the data from the early 2000s he’s relying on. However, many studies dispute this. Most notable is the famous “Oregon Medicaid health experiment” that analyzed the 2008 Medicaid expansion in the State. The study concluded that Medicaid has “no statistically significant impact on physical health measures.” The main benefit to recipients is that Medicaid acts as a financial cushion.
- The Think Progress study is based on the assumption that 30 million people would lose coverage if ObamaCare were repealed. In other words, the study assumes that roughly twice as many people would lose coverage, than gained coverage as a result of ObamaCare initially. Additionally, Massachusetts has among the highest quality medical care in the nation, the State is an outlier in regards to health outcomes.
But who cares what two studies say, when they’re in light of the objective fact that mortality rates have increased since the enactment of ObamaCare.
If you look at the death rate after excluding all external causes (such as drugs, alcohol, murder, suicide; anything where medical intervention would be impossible), it increased from a rate of 247.4 per 100,000 people from 2004-2013, to 252.9 in 2014-15.
If we were to round up Himmelstein’s study to “45,000 deaths,” we’d expect the death rate to have dropped to 238 per 100,000. Clearly, liberals are designing their studies about as well as their healthcare systems.
In this episode I discuss the real reasons behind Jeff Sessions’ decision not to appoint a second Special Counsel. I also address a solution to our healthcare crisis that Obamacare is holding up. Finally, I address the problems with pension funding and how it relates to you.
In this episode I address the Omnibus spending bill and the real reasons that President Trump signed the bill. I also discuss the identity of the organizers behind the March for Our Lives rally. Finally I discuss the reemergence of healthcare as a prominent election issue and why.
In this episode I discuss the Left’s increasingly sophisticated war on free speech and their disingenuous appeal to conservatives for help. I also address a spending fight going on with regard to Obamacare that speaks to the lack of guts and integrity on Capitol Hill. Finally, I discuss a fascinating survey addressing the reasons people are evacuating liberal states.
Why are liberal professors insisting on moving backwards, and labeling their students?
Is The NY Times trying to distract us from the growing dossier scandal?
Media credibility is collapsing, here are the hard numbers.
Here’s how the tax plan is going to impact the middle class.
It’s unbelievable what some federal employees are making compared to the rest of us.
Trump’s court appointments have been stellar, here are the numbers.
Obamacare is a scam. This article describes how they play with the numbers to deceive you.
What percentage of the tax load do the top 20% pay? The number may surprise you.
The dreadful Washington Post is in a panic as the credibility of the Mueller probe collapses.
Debunking myths about the investigation into Bill Clinton.
A classic, must-watch, Thomas Sowell clip.
The Democrats want you to believe that this a “tax cut for the rich.” That’s total nonsense and this piece explains why.
A Democrat in Virginia made a shocking announcement that even conservatives can applaud.
The Clinton surplus is a myth. Read this piece and you’ll never be fooled again.
Here is an easy to read chart showing federal tax revenue by year. Ask your liberal friends to show you where tax cuts “cost the govt money.”
Watch this liberal NBC host get completely destroyed in a debate on the tax bill.
This is the most disturbing article I’ve read in a long time about the destructive effects of liberalism on the citizens of inner-cities.
Yes, if you are middle-class, it is highly likely that you are getting a substantial tax cut. This handy chart should help.
A great piece about Trump’s response when one of his judicial nominees was scuttled.
The truth about the Obamacare mandate repeal is driving Democrats mad.
The Constitution won in Congress yesterday yet Democrats declared now “we’re all going to shoot each other.”
The media set a dangerous new standard for itself yesterday, this piece highlights their problem.
A loony California professor doesn’t want to debate Ben Shapiro but he does want to fight him MMA style.
Why is the standard Democrat response to every GOP policy proposal “people are gonna die!”
Here’s an interesting piece about the potential conflict with crypto-currencies.
The entire Trump investigation is falling apart. Here’s what the media isn’t telling you.
Obamacare is an abysmal failure but this I didn’t expect.
President Trump appears ready to make one of the boldest foreign policy decisions I’ve seen in decades.
Govt is really screwing up the housing market.
Why was Flynn charged? An interesting viewpoint from a Democrat.
These articles thoroughly debunk the Democrats’ latest disingenuous talking points about the GOP tax cuts.
CNN says they’re boycotting the White House Christmas party, but, who really cares?
Why is this rogue government agency collecting your financial records?
The Democrats took a huge loss yesterday in the courts.
God bless our men and women in blue. Please read this story about this heroic police officer who was brutally slain in the line of duty.
Unbelievable! The “Congressional Hispanic Caucus” told a Republican lawmaker he can’t join their group because he’s too Republican.
The war on your Second Amendment Rights is getting intense.
Who pays America’s business tax? You do.
What is “regime uncertainty” and why should it matter to you? This excellent piece explains why.
Why are the Democrats and the mainstream media turning on the Clintons now? This piece offers a strong explanation.
The Obamacare tax penalty is becoming a political football and, as is often the case, the CBO is providing misleading data. This piece debunks some of their assertions.
If you support a Balanced Budget Amendment then you should read this.
In this episode –
Another liberal boycott is about to blow up in their faces.
This piece debunks another silly liberal myth about the “rich” and taxes.
The Obamacare tax penalty is the real problem in the tax code.
Liberals keep lying about what happened in Kansas to argue against tax reform.
In this episode –
Here’s the hard truth about who is responsible for the latest economic growth numbers. Here’s a hint, it’s not Obama.
Why is the CBO screwing with us about Obamacare?
Here are some hard numbers about the national debt that liberals choose to ignore.
Confidence in the economy is exploding, so why are liberals so angry?
Contrary to Obama mythology wages have been growing but, not for the well-off.
In this episode –
Why did Virginia Republicans run a Bush campaign in the Trump era?
Here’s a brief explanation of why Socialism will always fail.
Churches are uniquely vulnerable to attack. Please check out this short piece on the topic.
In this episode –
This brilliant piece sums up the many reasons behind liberals’ failed efforts to enact their gun control agenda.
In the show I dismantle the silly arguments against tax rate cuts made in this Washington Post piece.
CNN gets caught running another fake news story about Trump’s foreign visit.
Liberal universities who have advocated for higher taxes are about to get smacked with a higher tax bill themselves.