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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ local governments are increasingly looking to privatization because they cannot afford to pay for everyone’s wants and still cover the cost of their needs.Read More →
Part 19 of 96 in the series Obamacare
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Chad Henderson was all over the news the past two days.
The 21-year-old student from Georgia was cited in multiple articles as being one of the few, the proud, the successful to signed up for insurance through a federal exchange.
On his Facebook page, Henderson […]
By Dustin Hurst ǀ Watchdog.org
Reason’s Remy Munasifi is officially trolling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
And it’s pretty darn funny.
Last month, Sebelius announced an online video contest to promote Obamacare, which opens in just a few days. The secretary announced a few themes for the challenge, asking would-be video-makers to create an animation, sing […]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
The National Football League sacks taxpayers from every angle.
The NFL is technically a nonprofit — thanks to a special exception in the tax code carved out by Congress in the 1960s — despite making billions of dollars of profit each year and paying top executives seven-figure salaries.
The NFL is allowed to negotiate contracts […]
By Jim Epstein | Reason
Dr. Ryan Neuhofel, 31, offers a rare glimpse at what it would be like to go to the doctor without massive government interference in health care.
Dr. Neuhofel, based in the college town of Lawrence, Kansas, charges for his services according to an online price list that’s as straightforward as a restaurant menu. A […]