Government Red Tape
Many cities, counties, and states wrap small businesses up in red tape that goes far beyond protecting public health and safety. For example, when theater owners in Tucson painted a large mural on the side of their building to advertise an upcoming show, the city cracked down, citing the theater for not following the proper permitting steps, including making a formal presentation before the Sign Code Advisory Committee. Goldwater helps cities see the long-term advantage in minimal, consistent regulation – and isn’t afraid to step in when they overstep their constitutional authority.
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Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone, AZ BurnsPosted on August 13, 2012 | Type: In the News
Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style. The Feds to Tombstone: “If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama.”
Obama-care's IPAB flawedPosted on July 27, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Tom Patterson
Many Americans wonder how Obama-care can possibly work. How can the government insure 32 million additional people and provide everybody with all the health care they need without raising the deficit or spending gobs of new money? The answer, in the minds of its creators, is IPAB, the Independent Payment Advisory Board. You may not have heard much about IPAB yet - one of 150 new boards and commissions in Obama-care - because it was buried deep in the 2,000-page bill and hardly debated. But you will. You've never seen anything like it either, unless you count Soviet-style central planning committees.
More Evidence That Health Insurance Drives Up the Cost of CarePosted on June 19, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
The Los Angeles Times recently published the price based on payment type for a CT scan at eight hospitals in Southern California. As you can see, cash prices ranged from 6 to 68 percent of the average charge; and insurance prices were 48 to 84 percent of the average charge.
Insurance Companies and Bureaucrats, Obamacare's Big WinnersPosted on May 24, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Diane Cohen
When the topic is protecting liberty and the headline reads, “Even in Illinois but not in Arizona,” we’re in trouble. Indeed, while even the Democrat-controlled legislature in President Obama’s adopted home state of Illinois said no to establishing an insurance exchange to facilitate the federal health care law, Arizona is moving full steam ahead with its exchange and is using more than $30 million in federal tax dollars to do so.
Audio: The Problems with the Federal Health Care LawPosted on April 14, 2012 | Type: Audio
The radio show Main Street Out Loud led a discussion on the federal health care law and the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Host Rudi K. was joined by Diane Cohen, senior attorney for the Goldwater Institute; Dr. Byron Schlomach, Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Goldwater Institute; and Dr. John Ammon, Medical Director and President of Docs 4 Patient Care (Arizona Chapter).