Domenech joined Heartland in 2009 after several years working and writing on national health care policy, beginning with a political appointment as speechwriter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and continuing as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn during the Medicare Part D debate on Capitol Hill.
In addition to his work with Heartland and The Federalist, Domenech is the publisher of a daily subscription newsletter, The Transom, which is read daily by thousands of political insiders.
Domenech co-founded Redstate andhosts a popular podcast on market issues in the global economy -- and for which he won a "Sammy" award in 2011 — called Coffee & Markets.
In 2009 he was selected as a Journalism Fellow by the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution.
Latest posts by Benjamin Domenech (see all)
- Three Potential Paths Post-Obamacare Ruling - March 14, 2015
- Heartland Daily Podcast – Ben Domenech: The Vaccine Debate - February 6, 2015
- The Insane Vaccine Debate - February 5, 2015
What a difference an election makes. Today, as expected, the House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare by a margin of 245-189, a bipartisan vote that kicks the matter over to the Senate — where the Heritage Foundation’s Brian Darling argues that there is more hope than you might think. We’ll have to wait and see.
In any case, in taking this vote, Republicans kept their word and rejected the fatuous arguments of the Administration on pre-existing conditions and other issues where the White House deployed a desperate and at times transparent public relations push. They also defied the ridiculous declaration that repeal would result in raising the deficit, an assumption no one who can handle basic arithmetic actually believes in. And they voted after hearing from doctors who know how much this law will hurt them as they seek to give patients the best care possible.
Now, the tough questions about what comes next will begin. These are questions Republicans and Democrats alike must be prepared to answer.