What truly undermines the arguments offered by conservative critics is their lack of workable alternative ideas that would achieve the health insurance coverage expansion goals set by the health law.
For all of those people who are furious about President Obama's budget, here's an important question: Do you have a more fiscally responsible and politically viable alternative?
In recent Capitol Hill testimony, Foster, the government's chief Medicare actuary, raised doubts about the health law's ability to hold down future health care costs. But there are reasons to question his assumptions.
Republicans have yet to embrace specific proposals they would pursue to "replace" the health law -- leaving one to ponder the implications of some of the ideas on the table.
Sometimes the noisiest voices in the health overhaul debate don't make a good faith effort to acknowledge important scientific or policy-oriented nuances in their arguments. It’s happening again in the wake of a controversial regulatory ruling about a cancer drug.
Here is a question for the state officials who oppose expanding the safety net program or support getting rid of it: What do you propose to do instead? The answer appears to be very little.
The upper chamber's recent consideration of legislation to repeal a small revenue-raising provision within the health overhaul offers insights into why a more sweeping repeal effort would be a very difficult task.
The Republicans and their allies spent a lot of time — and a lot of money — attacking the new health law and promising to undo it. And they did so with such a fury that almost nobody seemed to notice they were making a pair of arguments that were fundamentally incompatible.
Many politicos say the current political landscape would be very different if President Obama would have shifted his legislative priorities to put the economy in front of health reform. But would it really?
The Obama administration has issued McDonald's (among others) a waiver on some regulations in the health law. But that hasn't stopped the McDonald's story from becoming propaganda in the campaign to discredit and, eventually, repeal health care reform.