By throwing money at the problem of rising drug costs, Republican leaders’ ‘solution’ may end up raising them even faster.
Of course, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer want to ram the deal through Congress by Thursday evening—because we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.
House leaders have concocted a plan that would use a budget gimmick that arguably violates the law to bail out Obamacare and provide taxpayer funding to plans that cover abortion.
Medicaid expansion has gotten out of control. Work requirements will give able-bodied Medicaid enrollees what they really need: full employment.
The push for entitlement reform is a longstanding Republican goal based on keeping promises to taxpayers, not a result of the much-needed tax cuts.
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.
Shortly before departing for their Christmas break, lawmakers of both parties voted to waive provisions that would have led to federal spending reductions over the coming decade.
If Congress fails to comprehensively reform Medicare, seniors will miss out on significant savings, and taxpayers will miss out on the opportunity to slow the program’s cost growth.
Speaker Paul Ryan promised the House bill would mean ‘bigger paychecks’ for American workers, but some payments are coming straight from another taxpayer’s pocket.
In ‘Smashing the DC Monopoly,’ the legendarily principled former senator explains just how corrupt Washington is and lays out a credible plan to amend the Constitution and make the reforms Congress won’t.
For multiple reasons, Congress should not repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board without first enacting a suitable replacement.
When push comes to shove, few liberals can justify their support for per capita caps on Medicare, but opposition to similar caps in Medicaid.
Because Michael Hiltzik had ‘never heard anything about’ Ohio dumping disabled people from Medicaid thanks to Obamacare’s expansion, he concluded it must be bogus. It’s not.
The overhaul being contemplated in Washington could give states flexibility to modernize Medicaid and provide better care to patients, which could end up saving taxpayers money.
Throwing taxpayer money at skyrocketing premiums won’t solve the problem, and will instead just create another entitlement that health insurers will want to make permanent.
If an outright repeal of the ‘Cadillac tax’ receives more than 60 votes in the Senate the legislation likely would increase the federal deficit in the long term.
Senators have floated a lengthy phase-out of the enhanced federal match associated with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. That likely dooms any real Medicaid restraint.
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