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  • Here's where $14 billion of taxpayer money for Medicaid went

    Medicaid wrongly paid out more than $14 billion last year to managed care organizations, often for treatments or services that were not necessary, never performed or weren't eligible for coverage. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For comparison, $14...

  • Why freedom is the best health care alternative

    Now that the Affordable Care Act's subsidies have kicked in and millions have supposedly enrolled in exchanges, much is being said about Republicans backing away from repeal and replace. I would propose a more honest and accurate phrase about what comes next: rescue and recovery.

  • Here are good ways to replace Obamacare, not simply repeal it

    It is not possible to displace Obamacare without advancing a credible alternative. Simply repealing the law implies a reversion to the pre-Obamacare status quo, which had its own set of problems.

  • Why Obamacare is driving costs instead of controlling them

    On March 5, 2009, when President Obama began his push for health care legislation at a White House forum, he faced a challenge.

  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors.

  • Why Obamacare 'good news' applies only to the poor

    To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more choices than originally envisioned. "The news...

  • Senate report: Buffing Obama's legacy trumped fixing Healthcare.gov in early Obamacare launch

    Under pressure from the White House, healthcare.gov was launched despite a wave of previously unknown warnings from consultants that the Obamacare website was insecure, untested and prone to crashing after just 500 people got on, according to a damaging new Senate report. “The White House...

  • Suddenly, Mark Pryor won't say whether he would vote for Obamacare again

    Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., wouldn't tell Politico whether he would vote for Obamacare again, sending an e-mail dodging the question and saying the law “isn't perfect” and he would “work to make it better.” It seems the Democrat — facing a tough re-election — is trying to gain favor...

  • House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement

    The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare. The House Appropriations Committee is set to OK an IRS budget of $10.9 billion, $1.5...

  • David Vitter says he'd consider Medicaid expansion

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

  • Flawed study ranks United States as the worst health care system

    A new report from liberal think tank the Commonwealth Fund released on Monday ranks the United States health care system as the worst among 11 developed countries, but the report is deeply flawed. The first giveaway that something is amiss should be the fact that the United Kingdom ranks as...



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