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Blue Cross Blue Shield drops out leaving 25 counties in Kansas, Missouri with no insurer

Blue Cross Blue Shield drops out leaving 25 counties in Kansas, Missouri with no insurer

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore It’s finally official. The Affordable Care Act is a public-policy flop of epic proportions. That’s the only possible conclusion from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City announcement last week that it will drop out of many markets in Kansas and Missouri. The firm lost $100 million under […]

Obamacare was really a massive tax increase that is also dangerous to your health

Obamacare was really a massive tax increase that is also dangerous to your health

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore In many ways, the Affordable Care Act was a massive tax increase masquerading as a health reform plan. The extreme negative economic effects of these tax hikes have been under-reported by the media. Republicans are right to fight for the hikes’ total repeal, but the left has retaliated, claiming […]

Real ‘affordable health care’ = Improved services, lower costs like in other markets

Real ‘affordable health care’ = Improved services, lower costs like in other markets

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore Almost every promise made eight years ago about Obamacare turned out to be a falsehood. That is first and foremost why the law must be repealed. No, you couldn’t keep your insurance plan, doctor or provider in many cases. No, it didn’t save $2,500 per family (more like cost […]

In Johnny Carson’s America, we were able to laugh together despite our differences

In Johnny Carson’s America, we were able to laugh together despite our differences

Special to WorldTribune.com Dennis Prager In a monologue considered witty by teenagers, teenagers in adult bodies and those who hate President Trump, CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert said about President Trump, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster,” and “You’re turning into a real prick-tator.” Witty? Not […]

Government increases poverty, and progressives don’t care

Government increases poverty, and progressives don’t care

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore For all the obsessing in Washington over income inequality, why isn’t there more outrage over government policies that exacerbate the problem? There are hundreds of programs that increase poverty in America. Last week, at the Heritage Foundation forum on this very topic, my colleagues exposed many of these programs. […]

Watch out: The Trump budget drains the Swamp and the Swamp is not taking it well

Watch out: The Trump budget drains the Swamp and the Swamp is not taking it well

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore Everyone in Washington hates Donald Trump’s new budget. So it must have something going for it. This is a budget plan that will surgically remove trillions of dollars of wasteful spending from the obese $3.9 trillion federal budget. Many agencies will have to live with cuts of 5, 10 […]

Take if from Europe: Give a red light to going green

Take if from Europe: Give a red light to going green

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore If you listen to the media narrative on climate change and “clean energy,” you’d think that the rest of the world has moved smartly and seamlessly toward 21st century green energy while the U.S. is the high-polluting laggard that just won’t get with the program to save the planet. […]

4 percent growth? Sure, why not? Welcome to the golden age of productivity

4 percent growth? Sure, why not? Welcome to the golden age of productivity

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore Imagine if in 1961 John F. Kennedy’s advisers had told him, “We will never put a man on the moon.” Or what if Ronald Reagan’s advisers had assured the Gipper, “The Cold War is unwinnable. We should sue for peace.” Actually, many naysayers told JFK and Reagan exactly these […]

Primary benefit of Fed red tape is the self esteem of unelected bureaucrats

Primary benefit of Fed red tape is the self esteem of unelected bureaucrats

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore Last summer, at the first meeting of the Trump Leadership Council — an advisory group consisting of top CEOs from major companies — Donald Trump asked business leaders what their biggest problems were. I expected the answer to be America’s anti-growth tax system. Almost all the CEOs did list […]

How the Trump boom can break through Washington gridlock

How the Trump boom can break through Washington gridlock

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore The stock market has risen about 9 percent since the election of Donald Trump, with an increase in wealth of nearly $2 trillion. Is this the start of a big bull-market rally? Investors are, rightly, euphoric over Trump’s pro-business/pro-investor policies. But Wall Street is coming to grips with the […]