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  • How Obamacare—and Big Hospitals—Will Raise Health Costs

    The New York Times published a column highlighting one way Obamacare will raise health costs: by promoting hospital industry consolidation that will force prices higher. The Times highlighted the case of two Chicago-area hospital systems whose merger was investigated by the Federal Trade Commission in 2000. The article notes that … More

    Morning Bell: The IRS and Obamacare, by the Numbers

    Chilling new details emerged yesterday about the IRS targeting scandal, as representatives from six conservative groups testified before Congress about the scrutiny and demands they faced from Obama administration bureaucrats. Yesterday’s testimony reminded us once again why Washington bureaucrats cannot be trusted, and why Americans should be so concerned about … More

    Medicare Trustees Report Gives Seniors, Taxpayers a Bleak Future

    The 2013 Medicare trustees report reconfirms a basic fact: Seniors and taxpayers face a bleak future. The trustees project that Medicare’s share of the economy will almost triple over the next 75 years, forcing higher taxes to pay for an ever growing program. The recent slowdown in health care spending … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Government Is Coming for Your Health Insurance Records

    Thanks to Obamacare, all Americans will now have to submit their health insurance information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sadly, this new requirement comes at the same time that serious questions have been raised about the IRS’s ability to manage personal health records competently. As American Enterprise Institute scholar … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The IRS Will Know Your Health Insurance Info

    “Among the questions [Administration] officials expect people to have about [Obamacare] are…How can they fill out their tax forms correctly?” –The Washington Post, article on March 22, 2010, the day Obamacare was signed into law Of all the provisions in Obamacare the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) oversees, the most far-reaching … More

    Obamacare: Krugman’s California Dreamin’

    Since California released its health care exchange premium rates late last week, liberals such as Paul Krugman have argued that Obamacare’s predicted “rate shock” will fail to materialize next year. At least three reasons explain why liberals’ argument falls short: 1. Dubious Assumptions About Exchange Enrollment Some independent observers questioned … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Complexity

    The many federal bureaucrats working on Obamacare implementation within the IRS stand at the center of an intricate web of government and regulation that will ensnare all Americans in its grasp. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) last year released a report with a chart showing all the bureaucratic offices and … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Spending

    Getting the Obamacare “train wreck” up and running will cost the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an estimated $881 million between 2010 and 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office. As of last June, the IRS had already requested more than half a billion dollars from an implementation “slush fund” established … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Taxes

    With the IRS under fire for its improper targeting of tea party groups, many Americans have also raised concerns about the agency’s activities relating to Obamacare. This week, we’ll be taking a look at just some of the many ways in which the IRS will be intimately involved with implementing … More

    Big Hospitals’ Obamacare Deal Betrays Seniors and the Poor

    A backroom deal made during the writing of Obamacare will harm seniors and the poor, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). During their closed-room dealings with the Obama Administration, the hospital industry’s lobbyists agreed to support Obamacare—provided that the law placed restrictions on physician-owned “specialty” hospitals, noted WSJ. These … More