Last updated on: 8/31/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Janice Shaw Crouse, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Concerned Women for America (CWA) Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Congressional Democrats, disregarding the will of the people and dressing their action in high-sounding rhetoric, rammed through Congress their unpopular and disastrous plan for ‘transforming’ America into a Cuban, British, Canadian or French image…

…[I]n those countries where massive government intervention has replaced free market enterprise, the reality is far short of the utopian promises and the policies that have been spun out so recklessly and misleadingly. Price controls, inevitably, limit innovation. If that happens to medical research and technological advancement, the results will be disastrous.

Everybody wants affordable, accessible, and high-quality health care; there are proposals on the table for changes that would make significant improvements in those aspects of U.S. health care. Those proposals would unleash free market competition, improve quality, and lower costs for health care in the same way that it has done for other national industries and businesses…

But cost control is not the purpose of ObamaCare. ObamaCare is all about redistributing wealth and putting a vast segment of the economy under bureaucratic control…

Under ObamaCare, Uncle Sam becomes Santa Claus. But sooner or later, the bills come in and all those ‘gifts’ turn out to be pretty expensive after all.”

“What You Get with Free Health Care,” www.cwfa.org, Mar. 26, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow at the Concerned Women for America (CWA) Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI), May 1999-present
  • Official US delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 2003
  • Official US delegate to the United Nations Children’s Summit, 2002
  • Former Executive Director of the Ecumenical Coalition on Women and Society, a project of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)
  • Former speechwriter for Louis W. Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Former speechwriter for US President George H. W. Bush
  • Former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Taylor University, IN
Education:
  • PhD, Communications, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979
  • Graduated, Speech and English, Asbury College, 1961
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will the quality of care from public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid improve?