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  • GAO says Obama administration can't bail out insurers without Congress

    The ruling could end up provoking a showdown between the White House and Congressional Republicans over Obamacare that has the potential to affect health insurance premiums.

  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    Though running for president in 2016 represents an opportunity for Cruz, it also represents a potentially huge risk, because a run could undermine his long-term effectiveness as a Senator.

  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda.

  • Experimental Medicare programs produce mixed results

    As provisions such as the individual mandate and the new insurance exchanges have provoked a very public debate over President Obama's healthcare law, policy experts have been anxiously watching the law's lesser-known features aimed at making the system operate more efficiently.

  • Paul Ryan to GOP: Don't assume a wave

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in an exclusive interview, warned his fellow Republicans not to count on a wave this November as an excuse to avoid outlining an agenda.

  • America's other drug war

    Winston Churchill famously described an appeaser as "one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Today, in a very different context, his remark captures the plight of the American pharmaceutical industry. Roughly five years after lobbyists for drugmakers worked to help pass...

  • Jindal says hospitals are shortsighted on Medicaid expansion

    The fact that a number of Republican governors have reluctantly agreed to some form of a Medicaid expansion through President Obama's healthcare law is in no small part due to the efforts by state and national lobbyists for the hospital industry.

  • Election forecast models are the horse race coverage of 2014

    The past year has seen the rise of data-driven journalism websites that were intended to replace the type of horse race coverage that typically dominates political news. But in an ironic twist, election forecast models have become the horse race coverage of 2014. Nate Silver was a web pioneer...

  • It's time to end the NFL's nonprofit status

    Congress shouldn't need a reason like domestic violence or an offensive team name to end the NFL's tax-exempt nonprofit status -- It should end because it exemplifies what's wrong with America's tax code.

  • Obamacare's 'family glitch' could affect 2 million Americans

    In addition to the 2 million already at potential risk, the study predicted that the number affected "will likely increase as the employer mandate goes into effect."

  • 46 percent of doctors give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'

    In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave President Obama's healthcare law an 'A' or a 'B.'

  • Jindal calls on GOP to pass — or at least debate — an Obamacare alternative

    "One of the things I'd like to see -- and I understand, you've got consultants in town telling Republicans 'don't pass anything, because then they can beat you up for it' - I'd like to see Republicans pass an alternative," Jindal said during a lunch at the Heritage Foundation.

  • Census says 42 million Americans were uninsured before Obamacare

    The number will be used as a benchmark to compare the effects of the implementation of Obamacare on the number of uninsured when 2014 data are released around this time next year.

  • Americans want strong foreign policy on the cheap

    There's a popular observation among political commentators that Americans want a beneficial -- but cheap -- government.

  • GAO report casts doubt on Arkansas as a role model

    When HHS approved a proposal allowing Arkansas to experiment with a "private option" for expanding Medicaid through President Obama's healthcare law, it was viewed as a possible model for other states. But a recent report could change this thinking.



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