By Ashe Schow | 12/05/13 11:35 AM
A Republican alternative to Obamacare could save taxpayers $2.34 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by two former advisers to the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The proposal — the Empowering Patients First Act, introduced by Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an...
By Ashe Schow | 12/03/13 06:17 PM
Republicans have introduced at least four comprehensive alternatives to Obamacare, despite President Obama’s claims they haven’t. Obama once again said in a speech Tuesday that Republicans in Congress have offered no alternatives to his signature health reform legislation. “If, despite...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/03/13 03:32 PM
Extending emergency unemployment benefits for another year would cost $26 billion, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday. That's lower than the total for this year's one-year extension, which was roughly $30 billion. The program, authorized in 2008, has become less costly as the...
By Bloomberg News | 11/20/13 11:11 AM
Congressional critics looking to cut the nation’s food stamp bill — which has doubled in the past five years — are pointing to what some say is a loophole in the law: If a state gives a resident as little as $1 a year in heating assistance, it allows that person’s household to...
By Philip Klein | 11/18/13 02:45 PM
As the troubled rollout of President Obama’s health care law has threatened to wreak havoc with the individual insurance market, more analysts are focusing on a program buried within Obamacare that compensates insurers for excessive losses. Last Thursday, Department of Health and Human...
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 04:37 PM
The U.S. budget deficit last month narrowed more than economists forecast as rising employment contributed to the strongest October revenue on record.
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 04:33 PM
The head of the Congressional Budget Office gave a bipartisan conference committee three choices for cutting the U.S. deficit: increase taxes, make deep cuts in entitlement spending or cut other programs. Douglas Elmendorf, appearing at the panel’s second public meeting as his office...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/11/13 02:56 PM
American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin is pushing back against complacency over deficits this week and calling for renewed attention to the problem of the United States’ long-term debt.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/05/13 02:04 PM
President Obama joined forces with business executives to tout the benefits of overhauling the nation's immigration laws and pledged to work with chief executives from Fortune 500 companies to push the issue.
By Philip Klein | 11/01/13 05:19 AM
President Obama is under intense fire this week as news of millions of Americans receiving insurance cancellation notices has renewed scrutiny of his best-known health care promise.
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