We told you so: legalizing marijuana increases pot usage among kids

From The Oklahoman: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Colorado Springs Gazette Opinion Last week marked the fifth anniversary of Colorado’s decision to sanction the world’s first anything-goes commercial pot trade. Five years later, we remain an embarrassing cautionary tale. Visitors to Colorado remark about a new …

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I told you so! The principle that the federal government will guarantee health care coverage has been established, and Republicans will not end that

From July 20th: More at the original. As I said (on the 19th), none of the Republican plans have been anything more than Obaminablecare Lite, because there are only so many ways you can utilize the private, for-profit insurance system to force coverage for everybody. The plain fact is that about half of Republicans — …

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The big story, drowned out by the firing of James Comey

From The Chicago Tribune: Aetna says it won’t participate in any Obamacare exchanges by Tom Murphy | Associated Press | May 11, 2017 | 7:53 AM While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation’s third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely …

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The downstream effects of illegal immigration

From the Allentown Morning Call: Rape investigation leads to arrest of undocumented workers in Palmerton By Dan Sheehan | February 22, 2017 | 8:03 PM EST A sexual assault allegation against two undocumented immigrants in Palmerton led to the arrest of three other men who were also in the country illegally, officials said. Jose Antonio …

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Economics 101: You can’t add millions of people who could not afford health insurance to the insurance rolls and not increase costs dramatically We told you that this would happen

Somehow, I am not at all surprised. Pennsylvania approves sharp increases for Obamacare plans By Wes Venteicher | Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, 3:21 p.m. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department on Monday approved monthly premium increases of up to 55 percent for health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace in the state. Calling …

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