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Vaccine skeptics under siege by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 Watch out. Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley have locked their sights on the next targets of a frightening free speech-squelching purge: independent citizens who dare to raise questions online about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I'm vaccinated. My children are up to date.... Read More
The snitches in your kids' dental office by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 How sharper than a serpent's tooth to have a despotic pediatric dentist. Parents who decide, for whatever reason, that they don't like their children's oral care provider should be forewarned. Empowered by government "mandatory reporter" laws, dental offices are now using... Read More
Obama lied. My FOURTH health plan died. by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Cue the funeral bagpipes. My FOURTH health insurance plan is dead. Two weeks ago, my husband and I received yet another cancellation notice for our private, individual health insurance coverage. It's our fourth Obamacare-induced obituary in four years. Our first death... Read More
The brutal battle against medical kidnappers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 BOSTON -- On the day Boston Children's Hospital celebrated being named "the number one pediatric hospital in the nation" by U.S. News & World Report, I was interviewing Dana Gottesfeld in nearby Somerville, Massachusetts. Dana is the young wife of Martin "Marty... Read More
A Conservative Mom Breaks the Pot Taboo by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Let's talk about marijuana. Specifically, let's talk about how and why I came to be one of the countless parents across America (and around the world) who have let their chronically ill children try it. A groundbreaking new study published last... Read More
Who has Absolute Health Care Moral Authority? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Here is what happens if you try to tell health care stories that defy big government orthodoxy: When GOP Congressman Rodney Davis of Illinois tried to recount how his wife, a nurse and colon cancer survivor, struggled in the nationalized Canadian... Read More
A thinking mom's message for Jimmy Kimmel by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 I feel your pain. But please use your brain. On Monday, late-night TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue about his newborn son. His baby was born with a congenital heart defect that required emergency open-heart surgery. Millions of American... Read More
Obama lied. My THIRD health plan just died. by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2016 Once was a shock. Twice was an outrage. Thrice is a nightmare that won't end. Over the past three years, my family's private, individual health insurance plan -- a high-deductible Preferred Provider Organization -- has been canceled three times. Our... Read More
Obamacare's tax-time torment by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2016 "Where is my 1095-A? This is what it must be like dealing with a government agency in a third world country." That was the lament on Twitter of just one poor citizen this week trying to get his tax records in order. Nationwide, hard-working Americans... Read More
Doctors agree: Obama’s electronic medical records mandate sucks! by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 Hey, who’s up for a stiff dose of “See, I told you so?” For the past several years, medical professionals have warned that the federal electronic medical records mandate—buried in the trillion-dollar Obama stimulus of 2009—would do more harm than... Read More
Obama lied, my health plan died...twice! by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 It's deja screwed all over again. In the fall of 2013, our family received notice from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado that we could no longer keep our private health insurance plan because of "changes from health care reform (also... Read More
See below for updates. Obama cronyism + your personal data = trouble by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism. Ethnic... Read More
Obamacare exchanges on life support by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbling for an answer, he replied: "I came up with things like, you... Read More
This is not a joke. Obamacare's 1095-A nightmare by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 Tax season is stressful enough. But if you are like countless miserable Americans trapped in the Obamacare 1095-A abyss, it's hell on stilts on a Segway teetering over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The screw-ups, incompetence and bureaucratic... Read More
Obamacare's Annus Horribilis by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 There's no candy coating the truth: Obamacare has had a very terrible, horrible, crappy, none-too-happy year. What it really means is that the victims of Obamacare -- taxpayers, health care consumers, health care providers, employers and employees -- have had a hellish, nightmarish 2014. Let's... Read More
The Centers for Everything But Disease Control by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 So now the federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Hmph. Maybe if they hadn’t been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers... Read More
Ebola, electronic medical records, and Epic Systems by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 A Dallas hospital’s bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company? Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in... Read More
Gwendolyn's BMI report card My daughter Veronica's BMI report card lecture on being too lean The data-mining body monitors in our schools by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Like millions of other American parents, my husband and I received a warning letter from the BMI police last week. Our active, healthy 8th-grade daughter is... Read More
Cash for Obamacare shirkers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 When Obamacare operatives aren't busy trashing the private health insurance market and squandering billions on useless technology, they're busy ... being idle. File the latest example of government health care profligacy under "Caution: Your tax dollars not at work." According to at least one... Read More
My family's misadventures with Obamacare, continued by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Back in September, our family received an Obamacare-induced health insurance death notice. We joined millions of other Americans whose individual market health plans died after Democrats lied about our ability to keep the plans and doctors we liked. President Obama tried to... Read More
Eat your own words, Debbie Wasserman Schultz! by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 At the end of 2013, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had some nasty words for yours truly. Irked that I used my Twitter feed to criticize her Obamacare propaganda efforts, Wasserman Schultz snarked back at me: "Thanks for spreading the word!... Read More
The inevitability of Obamacare for illegal aliens by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. When government expands entitlements, illegal aliens always end up with a piece of the pie. Obamacare promoters relented to GOP pressure to include an illegal alien ban on eligibility and vowed... Read More
Obamacare: Con artists and criminals in charge by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Question: If Obamacare officials cannot prevent accused embezzlers from infiltrating their offices, how can they protect enrollees from grifters, con artists and thieves in the federal health insurance exchange system? Here in my home state, a director of Connect for Health... Read More
The Obamacare security nightmare: It gets worse by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Fraudsters on the inside, hackers on the outside. Here we are, stuck in the middle with the security nightmare called Obamacare. Can it get any worse? Yes, it can. After the spectacular website crashes during last fall's federal health insurance exchange... Read More
Colorado voters, spread the word! And God bless Laura Carno. Related: The race for a GOP-controlled senate John Hickenlooper, Mark Udall approvals sink Obamacare woes sink Dems' hopes
Photoshop credit: Rachael in Kentucky, via our Obamacare photoshop contest 2009 Obamacare's perilous protection plan for debtors by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 "Uh-oh." That's the sound being uttered in doctors' offices and hospitals across the country as medical providers realize they're getting stuck with another bottomless Obamacare bill. While the White House desperately... Read More
Thank you, Hobby Lobby by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Religious liberty is front and center on the nation's Thanksgiving table. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. The family-owned craft store company is intrepidly challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare's abortion coverage mandate. Hobby Lobby's faithful owners... Read More
Bros and hos: Obamacare's bread and circuses by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Liberal marketing gurus here in Colorado are masters of Obamacare distraction. While customers struggle to apply through the still-broken health insurance exchange and consumers grapple with cancellation notices, these hipster ad designers are partying it up. Who cares about the insurance... Read More
The White House Fable Factory by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Now that true horror stories of Obamacare's wrecking ball are finally reaching the public, the White House doesn't like "anecdotes." Live by tale-telling; die by tale-telling. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney huffed that stage-four gallbladder cancer survivor Edie Littlefield Sundby's... Read More
Over the weekend, I asked AFP activists in Illinois to join me in a national day of mourning and protest today along with millions of other Americans whose insurance plans have been canceled thanks to Obamacare's top-down tyranny. The do-gooders continue to lie, mock, and smear those who are being forced onto the exchanges and... Read More
The thuggery of Obamacare Czarina Kathleen Sebelius by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is allergic to the truth. She is the ruthless enforcer of Obamacare's Jenga tower of lies upon lies upon lies. Now that this fatally flawed government edifice is collapsing, you can expect... Read More
What happened to all of Obama's technology czars? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Why does the White House need a private-sector "tech surge" to repair its wretched Obamacare website failures? Weren't all of the president's myriad IT czars and their underlings supposed to ensure that taxpayers got the most effective, innovative, cutting-edge and... Read More
Well, well, well. Just a few weeks ago, Colorado Democrat Jared Polis was lambasting Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz for taking a stand against the ravages of Obamacare. Polis penned this poem in response to Cruz's valiant all-nighter detailing how American consumers were losing their plans, seeing their work hours cut, and experiencing skyrocketing premiums:... Read More
Don't forget Obamacare's electronic medical records wreck by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a Philadelphia orthopedic surgeon, has a timely reminder for everyone encountering the federal health care exchange meltdown: "If you think signing up for Obamacare is a nightmare, ask your doctor how the EMR mandate is going." Bingo. The... Read More
1-800-T-O-T-A-L-F-A-I-L: One Man's Obamawreck Nightmare by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Behold the Hollywood bubble. This week, actress Olivia Wilde starred in an Obamacare propaganda video targeting young people. "You can sign up for health care online in 10 minutes," her co-propagandist chirped as she cheered. Cue the laugh track. Back on planet Earth,... Read More
Loyal readers know that I have dutifully chronicled and documented the Ever-Expanding Catalogue of Obamacare Fables. (There's even a companion video.) Well, toss another lying liar on the grill. As Doug Powers told you yesterday, Chad Henderson is the media-manufactured beneficiary of the Obamacare exchanges and not-so-random Average Young Person who miraculously enrolled this week... Read More
Seedco: Obamacare's fraud-stained navigators by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Welcome to ObamaWreck! Americans nationwide spent Tuesday struggling with the much-hyped "Affordable Care Act" health insurance exchanges. Server meltdowns, error messages and security glitches plagued the federal and state government websites as open enrollment began. But when taxpayers discover exactly who will be navigating... Read More
Obama lied, my health plan died by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed small-business owner who buys health insurance for my family directly on the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to choose from a wide range of doctors.... Read More
Obamacare "Navigators": Another Sebelius Snitch Brigade? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius controls a $54 million slush fund to hire thousands of "navigators," "in-person assisters" and counselors who will propagandize and enroll Obamacare recipients in government-run health insurance exchanges. This nanny-state navigator corps is the Mother... Read More
The Obama crony in charge of your medical records by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don't know her -- but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which... Read More
MichelleMalkin.com photoshop winner Rachael from Kentucky Several related items for you to contemplate this morning... First, my Fox News appearance last week in which I noted how doctors and would-be doctors are fleeing the practice of medicine over Obamacare: Second, via Matthew Balan at Newsbusters, this vulgar gang of MSNBC liberals denigrating me over my... Read More
Remember when politicians in Washington promised that American jobs was their top priority? Hah. Today, pols on both sides of the aisle have made illegal alien amnesty their Job Number One of 2013 -- and with it, the ever-expanding welfare state. As I pointed out earlier this morning, the Obama administration continues to defy federal... Read More
Anyone with kids knows that the invasive, anti-gun doctors' lobby has been around a long time. Flashback October 2007: Is your pediatrician using your kid to spy on you? Flashback July 2008: More nosy doctors who don’t like guns The liberal leadership of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have long... Read More
Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Here's more evidence that government "cures" are inevitably worse than the "diseases" they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records "incentive" program. Like most of President Obama's health care rules, this top-down electronic... Read More
Item One: Obama-friendly retailer issues special dividend to avoid Obama tax increase Other companies will no doubt follow. Obamacare = more borrowing, more debt. Item Two: IRS issues 159 pages of Obamacare tax rules governing investment income taxes on capital gains and dividends earned by high-income individuals. The Internal Revenue Service has released new rules... Read More
How's That Obamacare Waiver Workin' Out for Ya? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Exactly two years ago this week, the Obama administration announced it had issued more than 100 waivers en masse to a select group of companies, unions and other health insurance providers seeking relief from the onerous federal health care law.... Read More
Man of the people Barack Obama schmoozed 150 high-dollar Hollywood donors at the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles last night. Cost of admission? $25,000/plate. A transcript of his remarks is posted on the White House website. He told a new, self-aggrandizing health care tale about his life-saving powers that caught my eye. READ this and pay... Read More
I am too doubled-over in laughter (and also creeped-out) to type. Just click to find out what the above photo is all about -- and the massive backfire it set off in the Twittersphere. Egad. It's scary. And yes, it's screaming for a photoshop contest. Go ahead. You know you wanna. Update (DP): Via Weasel... Read More
Just announced from the religious liberty defenders at The Becket Fund: Today, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held retail chain with more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states, filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, opposing the Health and Human Services “preventive services” mandate,... Read More
During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it's squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames. In case you hadn't heard, even if the Supreme Court overturns the progressives' federal health care juggernaut, prominent GOP leaders... Read More
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