Removing the Middle Man of Health Care


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There’s a smart way to bring efficiency back to health care

(This post originally appeared in LifeZette.com; photo from LifeZette)

By James Lansberry

You have through the end of the day Tuesday to decide if you want to drive a wedge between you and your doctor.

The Affordable Care Act’s deadline to sign up for health insurance without penalty is Jan. 31. Health insurance can be privately purchased, purchased on an exchange, or obtained through an employer. No matter how you get it, though, you may find there are better options for you than insurance.

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An Unconventional President?


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(This post originally appeared in Townhall.com; photo from Townhall)

By Dan Celia

Every day for the past 15 days, we have seen President Donald Trump place a priority on keeping his campaign promises to the American people, from creating jobs to tightening immigration, cutting regulatory burdens and appointing strong leaders to his cabinet. He has also—perhaps most importantly—set out to change the face of the U.S. Supreme Court, just as he promised.

We are in a day where conservatives, Christians and patriots can celebrate a president who cares deeply about America. Still, I suggest we all take a deep breath and repeat after me: “It’s only been 15 days.”

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Democrats went off the rails trying to protect socialized medicine


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Why are adult members of Congress acting like misbehaving children?

On Wednesday, Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee staged a protest against GOP Congressman Tom Price’s nomination as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rather than act in a respectable manner befitting their responsibilities as public servants, Democrats boycotted the vote. Twelve chairs sat empty.

The Republicans in charge responded by suspending the rule that requires at least one Democrat to be present for every vote. Then, in a 14-0 vote, they sent Dr. Price’s nomination to the Senate floor for a full vote.

This is not the first time Democrats in Congress have gone off the rails when they didn’t get their way. On June 22, they staged a 25-hour sit-in to demand action on gun control. They sat together on the House floor, snapping photographs and violating House rules. Eventually they gave up and went home.

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Higher Education: ‘A Four-Year Attack on America and God’


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Free speech, free thought, and a student’s true potential are all casualties of a PC culture

By Alex McFarland

(This post originally appeared in LifeZette.com)

“College costs four years and $100,000 to discover that you can’t know anything.”

Variations of that sentiment have been circulated by trend watchers, cultural commentators and worldview speakers like myself for years now. Over a decade ago, in his excellent and heavily footnoted work “Brainwashed,” author Ben Shapiro observed that a college “education” at many universities today amounts to “a four-year attack on America and God.”

Shapiro had been fired from the UCLA Daily Bruin for writing an op-ed piece around the radical idea that the nation of Israel should not be forced by the U.N. to give up land for peace. Though extortion-like “land-for-peace” agreements have never brought lasting peace to the Middle East, and though such arrangements have never served the best interests of the nation of Israel, approval of such has been the accepted party line for much of Western academia for years.

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Why the Doctor Only Takes Cash


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(This article originally appeared in the print edition of TIME Magazine.)

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s president and co-founder Twila Brase was interviewed by TIME Magazine about the growing wave of cash-based practices, which, she says, allow charity to return to medicine. Read the entire article here…

In 2016, CCHF launched The Wedge of Health Freedom (www.JointheWedge.com) to restore simplicity, affordability and confidentiality to health care. Thus far, nearly 200 Wedge practices, where patients can find affordable, patient-centered care, are located in 44 states and can be found online.

Reasons Things Are Looking Up


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Investor confidence and small business optimism, coupled with sane fiscal policy, likely to boost economy

(This post originally appeared on Townhall.com)

By Dan Celia

Americans certainly have many reasons to be optimistic about 2017, starting with the markets and the economy. After all, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, post-election investor optimism hit a nine-year high during the month of November. This cannot be solely credited to the election, but it is the third-straight quarter of improving sentiment; nine months of this kind of trajectory certainly represents a positive trend.

You often hear me talk about the National Business Survey, which is a survey of thousands of small businesses across the country. The National Federation of Independent Businesses conducts this online sampling each month. Last month, I mentioned that, for the first time in ages, confidence in the economy had crossed into positive territory. (more…)

‘It’s Time for a Recalibration’—Why the Faithful Voted for Change


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By Sam Rohrer

As President-elect Donald Trump solidifies his administration, we can look at the liberal media and the political establishment class who are still scratching their heads about the election results of nearly a month ago. But I—as a former legislator, an observer of history and a pastor—had a different way of looking at the huge defeat handed to Democrats. Let’s look at just a few of the reasons the “blue wall” was torn down, the philosophy of globalism was rejected and the playground of elite establishment was obliterated. And let’s consider a few of the motivating factors that allowed folks in the quiet of the voting booth to so uniformly choose as they did. (more…)

One Pen Stroke


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By Twila Brase

On Day One, President Trump can right a 23-year wrong

With one stroke of his executive pen, Donald Trump can provide senior citizens a path to private insurance.

On August 30, 1993, the Social Security Administration (SSA) under President Bill Clinton promulgated rules to counter the fact that “[S]ome individuals entitled to monthly benefits have asked to waive Hospital Insurance (HI) entitlement because of religious or philosophical reasons, or because they prefer other health insurance.” (more…)

Thirty-Five Days or Eight Years?


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By Dan Celia

With confidence in America rising, Trump’s accomplishments will outdo Obama

It’s not likely that we’ll see much of a blip on the radar screen as the Fed prepares to raise rates. Three months ago, that would have been an excuse for the market to drop like a rock.

While the Libs are whining about Russia and conservative media are trying to defend the lunacy of a rigged election, no one on either side is talking about a corrupt campaign and a money-hungry, power-grabbing, corrupt state department. That would require a conversation about the content of emails and private servers.

All of this is happening while the markets and consumer sentiment are through the roof. I don’t think even radical liberals believe any of this is because of the “leadership” in the White House. (more…)

Pearl Harbor | 75 Years Ago | A Day to Remember Forever


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By Dan Celia

On this day in 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, an act that pulled the United States of America into the second World War. Many would say this day 75 years ago was one of the darkest in our civilization.

Today, we can remember the incredible evil that was then in our world, and perhaps still is. It’s a day to remember World War II and the greatest generation of Americans. We cannot reflect on any of this without first remembering that World War II was perhaps one of the noblest stands against evil. The men and women who fought on the front lines and behind the lines battled to ensure that evil would not then or ever prevail against America. (more…)