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  • 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.

  • Calls already for Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor for AG

    Key Democrats are already urging the White House to consider embattled Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder if he loses his reelection, believing that the Senate would be quick to approve him and help President Obama avoid another nasty nomination fight.

  • Report: Admission of uninsured at hospitals dips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured patients admitted to hospitals has dropped markedly this year, reducing charity care and bad debt cases, particularly in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the new federal health care law, a government report released Wednesday concluded....

  • The Great Healthcare Cashout: Top Cardin aide to the hospital lobby

    The lawmakers, federal appointees and congressional staffers who crafted Obamacare continue to get rich by going to work for the companies subsidized and regulated by the law.

  • 107,581,000 already in government health plans

    The Census Bureau published this number last week in its annual report on health insurance. These 107,581,000 pre-Obamacare government-health insurance enrollees equaled 34.3 percent of the nation's population, according to the Census Bureau.

  • Insurance brokers say they are 'worse off' due to Obamacare

    Twenty-nine percent of independent insurance brokers claim their businesses have been injured by Obamacare, according to a new survey.

  • HHS: Uninsured drop by 26 percent

    "Said another way, 10.3 million fewer adults are uninsured today than in 2013," HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

  • New Mexico says health exchange premiums to drop

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Many New Mexico residents getting coverage through the state health insurance exchange will see slightly lower premiums in 2015, new state figures show. The state Office of the Superintendent of Insurance said premiums will go down for three of the five insurers, the...

  • Feds lack the data to determine how well key Obamacare provisions are working

    Federal health insurance officials can't tell Congress how much the government spent selling Obamacare to a key segment of the market last year, according to the Government Accountability Office.

  • Land takes hard line on Obamacare

    On Monday, the conservative Independent Women's Voice announced that the Michigan Republican signed its Obamacare Repeal Pledge.

  • 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.

  • Obama relies on wishful thinking to avoid debt troubles

    Given the realities of the global environment, it is a far safer bet to assume that the U.S. will be required to spend something closer to the post-war average on national security than the historically low amounts built into Obama administration budget plans.



From the Weekly Standard