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  • Illinois warns parents: You are replaceable

    Deborah Teixeira is in danger of literally being fired by the state of Illinois from her job as Juliet’s mother. The Peoria native has been warned that if there are more infractions, the state will send a replacement into her home to take care of her daughter instead.

  • California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

    California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.

  • 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...

  • All top Veterans Affairs managers got high performance ratings despite long delays, patient deaths

    Every top manager of the Department of Veterans Affairs received a positive performance evaluation for the past four years, and 78 percent got a bonus in 2013, despite a string of patient deaths and falsification of records related to patient wait times, according to congressional testimony...

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • VIDEO: Daytime TV's Dr. Oz grilled over weight loss products

    Dr. Mehmet Oz — host of "The Dr. Oz Show" — found himself on the defensive against a Senate subcommittee Tuesday, as lawmakers grilled him about weight loss products and deceptive advertising.

  • EXography: Government corruption encourages more state spending on infrastructure, but takes away resources from schools, public health

    An innovative data analysis finds that states with high levels of public corruption spend less on schools and public health because its easier for dishonest officials to extract bribes from other activities like construction, road-building, public finance and government employee compensation.

  • 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.

  • Senate officially rejects North Carolina House budget proposal

    A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.

  • 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...

  • Veterans Affairs scandal is a look at future of Obamacare

    If Obamacare isn't repealed, we know what the future of health care will look like, thanks to the Veterans Affairs scandal. It will mean long delays to see a doctor, ridiculous hurdles to obtain basic tests, demoralized doctors and hospital waiting lists. These are all inevitable byproducts of...



From the Weekly Standard

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