Jane M. Orient

CP Op-Ed Contributor

What Will Happen If Supreme Court Cuts ObamaCare Subsidies?

The Obama Administration was apparently shocked when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges insurance subsidies flowing through federal Exchanges. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) clearly states that subsidies flow only through Exchanges established by States.

Obama's Care vs. ObamaCare

The whole country has heard the saga of the President's sore throat. Many people who have a similar problem—or a true emergency—might compare his treatment with theirs

The 'Cross-Your-Fingers' Public Health Strategy

Maybe the country that claims to have the "best healthcare system in the world" can get away with ignoring basic public health strategies that have worked for centuries. Perhaps we can say, "It can't happen here." After all, Ebola seems to have gone away, as epidemics do—sooner or later.

Lawlessness in Ferguson and Washington

Thousands of killings get no national mention, and no presidential speech. Who will hear of Zemir Begic, a legal immigrant from Bosnia who was bludgeoned to death with hammers in St. Louis on Nov 30? His attackers, black and Hispanic teenagers, were not racially motivated, said the police.

What If America Were a Christian Nation?

Still more argue that America is not a Christian nation now. Barack Obama said on June 28, 2006: "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation—at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers."

Ebola: False Alarm, or the Poor Man's Atomic Bomb?

Ebola is familiar to Americans as the stuff of science-fiction horror novels, and is an ongoing real-life horror story in Africa. Viral hemorrhagic fevers, of which Ebola is one example, have killed fewer than 3,000 people over 40 years. So why the high level of concern now?

ObamaCare Is Not a Conservative Idea

Even as ObamaCare is trying to self-destruct, its advocates suggest a détente in which "Republicans recognize the conservative nature of the law," in the words of Austin Frakt in Bloomberg News.

Medicaid Expansion: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Republican governors are following the script of Obama and Clinton in their campaign strategy for the Medicaid expansion that is needed to implement ObamaCare: The cast of earnest white coats and tearful upstanding, hard-working patients with hard-luck stories. Statements that sound as though they were written by the same PR firm. The same dire consequences of inaction.

Why Aggressive Breast Cancer in Young Women? Think Hormones

But since the Sexual Revolution, young women in huge numbers have taken higher doses of hormones than their menopausal sisters—in birth control pills. In 2005, the World Health Organization classified oral contraceptives as class-1 carcinogens, one of only about 100 substances found to be "carcinogenic in humans."