Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander seems more interested in stuffing the coffers of the insurance industry than in conducting robust oversight of his state’s regulatory debacle.
When it comes to bad policy—and bad strategy—the continuing resolution’s two-year postponement of Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac tax’ stands as its coup de grace.
Medicaid expansion has gotten out of control. Work requirements will give able-bodied Medicaid enrollees what they really need: full employment.
Sen. Claire McCaskill voted for a ‘rock-solid deal’ with Big Pharma that raised premiums on millions of seniors, which makes her part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Democrats don’t want to admit that they imposed per capita spending caps in Medicare as part of Obamacare. Rather than admit the truth, many choose to lie or obfuscate.
Two years ago, Republican leadership promised they’d fight harder for reforms to federal health welfare spending. Now that they have increased power, they’re ignoring that promise.
A new proposed rule will likely provide more affordable coverage options by increasing the number of individuals purchasing health coverage regulated by Washington.
The incompetence on display over cost-sharing reductions demonstrates the need for increased accountability among state authorities.
With White House officials promising to work to bail out Obamacare, how can tax reform have ‘essentially repealed’ the behemoth law?
Senators Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander are apparently engaging in a bidding war over how many billions of taxpayer dollars to spend on corporate welfare to insurance companies.
Liberals have suddenly discovered the benefits of federalism to ‘resist’ a Trump initiative, even as Republicans want to dictate to states how their insurance markets should function.
When health insurers filed their rates for 2017, not a single state commissioner contemplated that the incoming presidential administration might cancel federal cost-sharing subsidies.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s article includes several omissions and outright false statements about his bailout legislation. Here are the facts Alexander wouldn’t dare admit about his bill.
Federal funding for abortions, higher insurance premiums for Americans, massive bailouts for fat-cat insurance companies—what’s not to love?
Both President Trump and President Obama took action to prevent dramatic premium spikes due to Obamacare’s insurance mandates. Yet only Trump was accused of ‘sabotage.’
Medicaid’s constant, inexorable growth in state budgets has left less money for education of all types—not least higher education.
Using repeal of the individual mandate to pass tax reform represents a game of Russian roulette that Congress should not even contemplate.
If Republicans will end up passing an SCHIP reauthorization along party lines, why not ensure that the legislation includes solid conservative policies throughout?
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