Archive for ‘Free Markets’

July 12, 2012

Rep. West: Liberals believe in a ‘hammock,’ not a ‘safety net’

Watch the Video at the top of this article — it’s fantastic

There is a lot of talk about economic “safety nets” these days, but according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), what liberals really mean by that is “hammock.”  More…
June 27, 2012

Trans-Pacific Partnership Paves the Way for Global Corporate Rule

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For over two and a half years, the global Elite have been negotiating an agreement that would define the global corporate police state in remarkable detail. The purpose of the agreement is to implement corporate dominance over not only our Constitutional Republic, but other sovereign nations.

The inception of over-reaching international laws, rules and regulations which benefit the technocratic takeover of any federal, state or local laws in any town, city, state, or nation.  More…

May 30, 2012

Send This To All the College Graduates You Know

Texas A&M Commencement Address – The students gave a standing ovation; the faculty were deathly silent!

speech is from a book Neal Bortz wrote in 1998, and NOT AN ACTUAL SPEECH HE recently gave at TEXAS A&M

 Neal Boortz is a Texan, a lawyer, a Texas Aggie (Texas A&M) graduate, and now a nationally syndicated talk show host from Atlanta . His commencement address to the graduates of a recent Texas A&M class is far different from what either the students or the faculty expected. Whether you agree or disagree, his views are certainly thought provoking.  More…

May 23, 2012

Keeping Business Honest

Posted by John Stossel | May 22, 2012

Businesses are greedy. They want our money.

So what do the politicians and bureaucrats do? They set “standards.” I wish they’d stop.

Instinctively, we look for people’s motives. We need to know whom we can trust and whom we can’t. We’re especially skeptical of business because we know business wants our money.

It took me too long to understand that business’s desire for profit is a good thing. To get our money, businesses — if they can’t look to the government for favors — need to give us what we want. Then they must make continuous improvements and do it better than the competition does.

That competition is enough to protect consumers. But that’s not intuitive. It’s intuitive to assume that competition isn’t really consumer protection and that experts at the FDA, FTC, DEA, FCC, CPSC, OSHA and so on must protect us. These experts consult “responsible” businessmen for advice on creating rules to make sure businesses meets minimum “standards.”

Unfortunately, this standardization stops innovation.  More…

April 12, 2012

Tea Time with Max Pappas: Thomas Sowell, Part 2

April 9, 2012

Max sits down for his first Tea Time interview, on location at the Hoover Institute in California with eminent economist Thomas Sowell.

In this video, the second of two episodes, Thomas Sowell talks about the importance of defeating President Obama in 2012, and about how government intervention in the economy causes more harm than good.

April 11, 2012

Tea Time with Max Pappas: Thomas Sowell, Part 1

Thomas Sowell 

April 9, 2012

Max sits down for his first Tea Time interview, on location at the Hoover Institute in California with eminent economist Thomas Sowell. In this video, the first of two episodes, Thomas Sowell talks about his book Basic Economics and the failure of politicians to understand economic principles. Sowell also discusses his view of the future of America’s economic liberty. 

Part 2 will be posted tomorrow.

April 1, 2012

Obama now wants to control our oceans and waterways

National Ocean Policy is an executive power grab

By Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) – 03/30/12 03:29 PM ET

The Obama Administration power grab continues. This time the president wants to seize more executive control over a massive piece of real estate: our oceans, the tributaries that lead to them, and the inland areas that surround those waterways.  More…


March 29, 2012

Fed Boss Bernanke Promises Record High Gas Prices Through Summer

Kurt Nimmo/Prison 28, 2012Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke told ABC’s Diane Swayer on Tuesday that gas prices will continue to skyrocket through the summer.

Bernanke told Sawyer gas prices “are a major problem” and he admitted they are “a hardship for lots of people.”

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During the interview, he tried to pawn off the fallacy that gas prices are responsible for inflation, which he said will escalate over the next few months.  More…

March 29, 2012

Electricity Rates Rise Thanks to Obama’s election promise to bankrupt any new coal-fired electrical production

EPA to kill new coal-fired plants through first-ever greenhouse-gas regulations

posted at 8:40 am on March 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

If you thought gas prices will never stop rising, just wait until you see what happens to electricity after the Barack Obama’s EPA gets its way.  The agency will deliver on Obama’s election promise to bankrupt any new coal-fired electrical production in its first-ever regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions, the Washington Post reports.  The new regulatory regime will all but guarantee that new coal-fired plants won’t be built to replace others shutting down:
March 23, 2012

Media Matters’ Desperate Need to Focus on Rush Limbaugh

Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary) Friday, March 23rd  

The Washington Times has the story of Media Matters’ latest effort to drive Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. They’ll use radio ads in eight cities.

In one of the anti-Limbaugh ads, listeners are urged to call the local station that carries Limbaugh to say “we don’t talk to women like that” in our city.

Ad time was purchased in Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Seattle; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Macon, Ga.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The cities were selected to support active local campaigns against Limbaugh or because of perceptions Limbaugh may be vulnerable in that market, said Angelo Carusone of Media Matters.

What I found interesting was Media Matters listing Macon, GA. I’m writing this from Macon right now. It’s where I got my start on the radio and where I live. There is no active local campaign to silence Rush Limbaugh.

That’s when I realized what Media Matters is doing. They say they are advertising in some locations because “of perceptions Limbaugh may be vulnerable in that market.” Read More…

March 19, 2012

Firm Sells Solar Panels – To Itself, Taxpayers Pay

March 19, 2012 By 2 Comments
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A heavily subsidized solar company received a U.S. taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels to itself.

First Solar is the company. The subsidy came from the Export-Import Bank, which President Obama and Harry Reid are currently fighting to extend and expand. The underlying issue is how Obama’s insistence on green-energy subsidies and export subsidies manifests itself as rank corporate welfare.

Here’s the road of subsidies these solar panels followed from Perrysburg, Ohio, to St. Clair, Ontario.   More…

March 16, 2012

Cost of Obamacare – Lies Revealed – 3/14/2012

March 14, 2012

Over-regulation dragging down capital markets, small business

By Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) – 03/13/12 02:16 PM ET

If the name of the bill didn’t give it away, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act is meant to spur job creation. Instead of taking President Obama’s approach of borrow and spend, this bill takes a look at how start-up companies in the U.S. are regulated. This new look at job creation is long overdue.  More…

March 6, 2012

Senate GOP and conservative groups clash on healthcare reform repeal votes

By Alexander Bolton – 03/06/12 05:00 AM ET
Senate Republicans are clashing with conservative groups over whether to hold votes this year to repeal all of President Obama’s healthcare reform law.

One group, the Restore America’s Voice Foundation, plans to spend $50,000 to $100,000 per week on television ads pressing Senate Republicans to force a vote on repeal.  More…

March 5, 2012

John Stossel: Cash for Clunkers

March 1, 2012

Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices


By Mark Whittington | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 19 hrs ago


COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.

The Heritage Foundation points out that hammering the American consumer with high gas prices to make electric and hybrid cars more appealing is consistent with Obama administration policy and Chu’s philosophy. That explains the refusal to allow the building of the Keystone XL pipeline and to allow drilling in wide areas of the U.S. and offshore areas. Read More…

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February 27, 2012

New Poll: Lower the Taxes

Hill Poll: Likely voters prefer lower individual, business tax rates

By Peter Schroeder – 02/27/12 05:00 AM ET
Three-quarters of likely voters believe the nation’s top earners should pay lower, not higher, tax rates, according to a new poll for The Hill.

The big majority opted for a lower tax bill when asked to choose specific rates; precisely 75 percent said the right level for top earners was 30 percent or below.

The current rate for top earners is 35 percent. Only 4 percent thought it was appropriate to take 40 percent, which is approximately the level that President Obama is seeking from January 2013 onward.

The Hill Poll also found that 73 percent of likely voters believe corporations should pay a lower rate than the current 35 percent, as both the White House and Republicans push plans to lower rates.  More…
February 24, 2012

Krauthammer: Obama’s “war on fossil fuels” causes rising gas prices

February 24, 2012

Speedy reviews for genetically-modified crops

USDA Says Rule Changes to Hasten Modified Crop Approvals

By Jack Kaskey – Feb 22, 2012 2:25 PM PT

Seed companies including Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s largest, will get speedier regulatory reviews of their genetically modified crops under forthcoming rule changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The goal is to cut by half the time needed to approve biotech crops from the current average of three years, Michael Gregoire, a USDA deputy administrator, said today in a telephone interview. The changes will take effect when they’re published in the Federal Register, probably in March, he said.

Approvals that took six months in the 1990s have lengthened because of increased public interest, more legal challenges and the advent of national organic food standards, Gregoire said. U.S. farmers worry they may be disadvantaged as countries such as Brazil approve new technologies faster, said Steve Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association.

“It is a concern from a competition standpoint,” Censky said in a telephone interview.

Faster approvals also benefit seed developers by allowing them to profit from new products sooner, Jeff Windau, a St. Louis-based analyst at Edward Jones & Co., said in a telephone interview. The financial benefit is difficult to estimate until the new rules are in place, he said.

“If you can reduce the approval time, you get sales that much faster,” said Windau, who rates Monsanto “hold” and DuPont Co. (DD) “buy.” “It could be significant for the companies like Monsanto and DuPont.”  More…

February 24, 2012

Protect Freedom of Choice and Conscience: Repeal ObamaCare!

By Ashton Ellis
Wednesday, February 22 2012

The Obama administration’s mandated contraception compromise raises serious constitutional and moral questions.  It also makes one wonder why employees don’t have the freedom to choose their own health plan. 

The answer comes from the late economist Milton Friedman.  In a 2001 report for the Hoover Institution entitled How to Cure Health Care, the Nobel Laureate identified three characteristics of the American health care industry since World War II: (1) rapid advances in medical technology; (2) huge increases in spending, and (3) rising dissatisfaction with the delivery of medical care from everyone associated with it. 

But while technology advances have allowed consumers to enjoy higher quality for less money with products like food, cars and telecommunications, healthcare stands alone for returning less value than its cost would predict.  According to Friedman, the reason for health care’s outlier status is traceable to two bad federal policies.  More…

February 22, 2012

‘Buying’ House Votes for Unpopular Legislation

Lachlan Markay/February 21, 2012 at 8:37 am
An examination of “administrative earmarks” around the time of congressional votes on key pieces of President Obama’s agenda suggests the White House used its power to fund local projects as a means to “buy” votes for major legislative efforts.

Administrative earmarking refers to the federal government’s allocation of funds from its discretionary budget for specific projects. The practice is less transparent than legislative earmarking, since, according to the Congressional Research Service, “[t]here is no source that defines and comprehensively identifies Administrative earmarks.”  More…

February 22, 2012

What We’re Learning about Obamacare isn’t Good — Especially for Seniors

January 21, 2012/Neil Snyder


While I taught at the University of Virginia, I served for a while as associate dean.  My dean at the time, Bill Shenkir, used a phrase that I thought was particularly helpful when we were contemplating major decisions: “Let’s reduce the fog factor.”  By that he meant that we should always examine the ramifications of our decisions on our students’ classroom experience since teaching them was our primary mission.

Obamacare is an example of a federal government program that would not have been enacted if the fog factor test had been applied.  While Congress debated Obamacare, talk about death panels and rationing of healthcare services abounded, but the warnings came from Republicans who were in the minority in the House and the Senate.  Their objections were dismissed out of hand.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid rounded up Democrat votes and shoved Obamacare down our throats with the blessing of President Obama.  The jury is still out on the legality of Obamacare, but while we wait for the courts to rule on the constitutional issues involved, the Obama administration is rapidly implementing the program.  By the time the courts finally reach a decision, our healthcare system won’t resemble what we had prior to March 2010 when Nancy Pelosi used her oversized gavel to pound Obamacare through the House over strenuous objections from most Americans.

Our senior citizens are most at risk under Obamacare — especially those over 70.  Rationing of services and death panels (only they’re called “ethics panels” under Obamacare instead of death panels for obvious reasons) are now the rule, not the exception.  I have a friend who is a loyal Democrat and a strong Obama supporter.  In 2008 when she voted for Obama, she couldn’t imagine that in 2012 she would have a massive heart attack and need a pacemaker.  Prior to 2010 and the passage of Obamacare, that would have been a routine procedure, but not anymore.  She’s over 70, and under Obamacare people who are over 70 routinely receive “comfort care.”  That’s a euphemism.  It means that a panel of experts has determined that your life isn’t worth saving beyond 70, so they will try to make you feel good while you die.  Read more:

February 22, 2012

The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom

Top-down, international regulation is antithetical to the Net, which has flourished under its current governance model.


On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year’s end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish “international control over the Internet” through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.

If successful, these new regulatory proposals would upend the Internet’s flourishing regime, which has been in place since 1988. That year, delegates from 114 countries gathered in Australia to agree to a treaty that set the stage for dramatic liberalization of international telecommunications. This insulated the Internet from economic and technical regulation and quickly became the greatest deregulatory success story of all time.

Since the Net’s inception, engineers, academics, user groups and others have convened in bottom-up nongovernmental organizations to keep it operating and thriving through what is known as a “multi-stakeholder” governance model. This consensus-driven private-sector approach has been the key to the Net’s phenomenal success.

In 1995, shortly after it was privatized, only 16 million people used the Internet world-wide. By 2011, more than two billion were online—and that number is growing by as much as half a million every day. This explosive growth is the direct result of governments generally keeping their hands off the Internet sphere.  More…

February 22, 2012

Report Reveals White House Ties to Liberal Watchdog

John Jessup and Tracy Winborn/CBN News

Are they serious?

WASHINGTON — The White House is under fire from conservative groups Tuesday after a new report revealed it has close ties with a non-profit liberal watchdog group being paid to target religious broadcasters.

Media Matters of America bills itself as dedicated to “correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”

In an investigative series exposing the group, the The Daily Caller news website found that Media Matters has significant influence within many major news organizations.

The Daily Caller also said “Media Matters has to a great extent achieved its central goal of influencing the national media.”

** Alex Pappas, reporter for the Daily Caller, worked on the investigative series on Media Matters. He talked about why the group would go after Christian broadcasters, on “The 700 Club,” Feb. 21.

Kerry Picket, editor of the Washington Times opinion blog, agreed.

“This story The Daily Caller put out, you have some sources inside Media Matters that have said that they practically wrote MSNBC’s prime time line-up,” Picket said.  More…

February 17, 2012

Obama Shafts Responsible Homeowners

February 17, 2012 by  

Obama Shafts Responsible Homeowners

Underwater on your mortgage? Good for you!

Hey, look, it’s manna from heaven! If you lost your home to foreclosure, Barack Obama is going to see that you get a check for some 2,000 bucks. Free!

And not only that. If you still own your home but it’s worth a lot less than you owe on it, he’s got even better news for you. The President, in league with the Nation’s attorneys general, has gotten the banks to agree to reduce what you owe.

Isn’t that wonderful?!? Why, it’s almost like getting free money. What a wonderful deal our leaders have arranged.

Of course, it’s only wonderful for people who bought more house than they could afford, got over their heads in debt and are looking for someone to rescue them from their mistakes. And it’s also a pretty good deal for the five huge financial institutions that are participating, as I’ll explain in a moment. They’ll get bailed out of their mistakes, too.

That’s who benefits. Now, let me tell you who loses. For the most thrifty and responsible among us, the deal stinks.  More…

February 15, 2012

Communist Leader, on Moving the US to Socialism (Video)

Submitted by on February 1, 2012 – 7:40 pm EST

Tedium alert, but you should endure watching this to see how the opposition thinks.

In this 33-minute video, Communist Party USA Chair Sam Webb presents “Foundations of Marxist methodology: How to make change and win millions to socialism in the American political, social and economic framework.”

Recorded during a 2011 seminar in Los Angeles on Marxism, this “video is an excellent tool for CPUSA and YCL members, friends and collectives to discuss and deepen understanding of Marxist methodology.”

Pretty mundane presentation style, but Sam Webb makes it very clear that the party continues to see Barack Obama and the Democrats as allies on the road to socialism.

February 15, 2012

Pain at the gas pump on the way

Gas prices’ earliest-ever rise above $3.50 means motorists could pay more than ever this year


(Morning Call file photo)

By Sam Kennedy, Of The Morning Call/10:43 p.m. EST, February 14, 2012
Kirsten Pinnock monitored closely the dial on the Allentown Sunoco gas pump. She only wanted $12.50, not a penny more. That would bring the fuel gauge on her car up to the halfway mark.

Why not fill it up?

“I don’t have enough money,” the 18-year-old Allentown resident said Tuesday with an apologetic smile. “It’s not payday yet.”

Across the country, motorists are watching with concern as fuel costs tick ever higher. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has risen above $3.50 a gallon on just three occasions, but it has never happened this early in the year. Analysts say it’s likely a sign that motorists could be paying some of the highest prices ever this year.

At the moment, the national average stands at $3.51, up from $3.48 a week ago, according to an AAA report, which gets its figures from prices compiled by the Oil Price Information Service.

The average in Pennsylvania is even higher: $3.63. According to, the cheapest gas in the Allentown area as of Tuesday was $3.49, at USA Gas on Tilghman St.

“This definitely sets the stage, potentially, for much higher prices later this year,” said Brian L. Milne, refined fuels editor for Telvent DTN, a commodity information services firm. “There’s a chance that the U.S. average tops $4 a gallon by June, with some parts of the country approaching $5 a gallon.”  More…

February 15, 2012

Another “YOU LIE!!!” moment.

February 13, 2012

Barack Obama: In the Footsteps of Twentieth Century Despots

February 13, 2012 By Steve McCann


How many times will the American people have to be hit over the head before they understand that Barack Obama is the most corrupt, dictatorial, and ideologically driven president in American history?  That his entire being and psyche are devoted to transforming the country not only into a socialist utopia, but into a nation permanently governed by a radical oligarchy?

This mindset has been on display since the beginning of Obama’s term, as detailed by David Limbaugh in his book, Crimes Against Liberty.  Yet so many seem to not care or are deliberately oblivious to the long-term implications of his actions, many of which mirror those of the despots that ran roughshod over the last century. Read More…

February 6, 2012

The Internet – The Great Equalizer in Politics

By Juan Williams – 02/06/12 05:00 AM ET
The political realities of Capitol Hill got tossed head-over-heels in the last few weeks. And a successful model for the future use of Internet-based “People Power” in Congress has emerged.The story begins with the average American feeling pretty disconnected from his or her government.

Everyone knows that armies of well-paid lobbyists influence legislation to benefit wealthy clients. That is business as usual on the Hill. The average member of Congress must raise more than $5,000 per week to get reelected. Most of that money comes from PAC fundraisers and Beltway insiders — not from their constituents.  More…

February 5, 2012

The World According To Monsanto – FULL LENGTH

February 1, 2012

Michael Savage Interviews Allen West on January 30, 2012

This is Allen West at his best.

Submitted by on January 31, 2012 – 11:11 pm EST

Congressman West even mentions Ayn Rand’s great novel “Atlas Shrugged.”
January 31, 2012

AutoBamaCare – Teachable Moments – FUNNY!

January 29, 2012

New Google data policy raising MAJOR privacy concerns

January 28, 2012

No, no, no, no, no!

Obama Tries to Bypass Congress with Deadly Global Internet Treaty ACTA

Written by Raven Clabough   
Friday, 27 January 2012 16:00
Before the American people were protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, the president managed to sign an international treaty which would permit foreign companies to demand that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) remove web content in the United States without any legal oversight. Entitled the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the treaty was signed by Obama on October 1, 2011, but it is currently a subject of discussion because the White House is circulating a petition demanding that senators ratify the treaty.

What’s worse is that the White House has done some maneuvering — characterizing the treaty as an “executive agreement” — thereby bypassing approval by members of Congress. Concerned by this action of the administration, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore., above left) sent a letter to President Obama in which he declared:  More…

January 27, 2012

It Costs $544.28 to be a Non-Union Teacher in Michigan…

By Kay Daly January 18, 2012 5:33 pm

And for Andrew Bulkema, a Michigan teacher with a decade of teaching experience, it is worth every penny to be free from the mandatory political monolith that the teachers union has become for liberal causes. For Bulkema, the compulsory dues in direct support of candidates and causes he could not agree with, especially President Obama, was the last straw.  More…

January 27, 2012

Why “No Child Left Behind” Hasn’t Worked

Written by Sam Blumenfeld   
Friday, 27 January 2012 09:20
For decades, I’ve been telling my readers that the federal government ought not to be in the education business and that constitutionalist members of Congress are duty bound to close down the Department of Education. The Cabinet-level department was created during the Carter administration as payback for the National Education Association’s help in getting him elected.

President Reagan wanted to dump the department but was prevented from doing so by his own big-government Republicans. And when George H. W. Bush became President in 1989, he initiated another federal education program, Goals 2000. Ten years later, the Washington Post reported (12/10/99): “The nation has not met any of the eight educational goals for the year 2000 set by President Bush and the governors of all 50 states.”

But that didn’t stop newly elected George Bush from signing into law on his third day in office an even bigger federal program, No Child Left Behind, on January 8, 2002. Standing beside him were smiling Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and other liberals. Our spendthrift Congressmen had passed the bill 384 to 45 in the House and 91 to 8 in the Senate.

The purpose of the law was to set certain academic standards for the schools and make the schools accountable for their performances. An article in Time magazine, marking the 10th anniversary of the bill (1/23/12), reported:  More…

January 26, 2012

Obama Creates Unit to Probe Mortgage Misconduct by Banks

By David McLaughlin, Lorraine Woellert and Carter Dougherty

(Updates with Schneiderman’s comment in third paragraph.)

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s mortgage investigation unit will probe bank conduct that created the housing bubble and bust, including the packaging of loans into securities, the New York Attorney General said.

The president announced the unit in his State of the Union speech yesterday.

“Our working group is focusing on conduct related to the pooling and creation of mortgage backed securities, issues related to conduct that created the crash, not abuses that happened after the crash,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said today in Washington.  More…

January 26, 2012

Obamacare and the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein and John Yoo

January 25, 2012 | Recorded on January 19, 2012

Obamacare and the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein and John Yoo

with guests Richard A. Epstein and John Yoo
The law with Epstein and Yoo

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the Supreme Court’s striking down Obamacare.



January 24, 2012

VIDEO: Seniors & Providers Dread Obamacare Changes

Marguerite Higgins/January 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm


Medicare patient Ann Lorenz has relied on the advice and recommendations of her neurologist, Dr. Jeffrey English, since she was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 13 years ago. So the dramatic changes coming to Medicare via the Affordable Care Act—and its potential to limit seniors’ access to care as doctors foresee dropping Medicare patients—already worry Lorenz.  More…