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  • A Voice Vote Should Not Look or Feel Like an End Run

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4302, a bill preventing a 24 percent cut in what physicians are paid under Medicare for 12 months. It’s the annual “doc fix” dance. On the bill’s merits, Heritage health scholar Robert Moffit gave careful review of the legislation yesterday. Essentially, The Heritage … More

    Meet the Man Who Got His Dead Mom's Social Security Benefits for 23 Years

    The 2014 omnibus bill contains an increase in funding for running the Social Security Administration (SSA). Maybe now they can stop paying Social Security benefits to dead people. According to a December Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, SSA systems do not accurately note and confirm the deaths of beneficiaries, resulting … More

    This Is No Obamacare Success Story, Mr. President

    Most of the people applying for Obamacare are being funneled into Medicaid. President Obama boasted that sending these 803,000 people to Medicaid is an under-reported Obamacare success. But this does not equal success—in fact, it’s a negative for the enrollees themselves and for taxpayers. Here are four reasons why this … More

    JFK Cutting Taxes: A Fiscal Camelot

    As the country marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, there are many reflections about the man and his legacy. For those old enough, the emotion of the day will never be forgotten. When it comes to his economic decisions, it may surprise some to take a look his … More

    46-Day Delay in Obamacare — in 2015

    As Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction and already 5 million people contend with canceled health insurance plans, reports are that the Administration will delay open enrollment in Obamacare in 2015. That’s right. They are delaying 2015 enrollment, not 2014 enrollment, which is the immediate debacle harming Americans. Citing concern for insurers … More

    Still Stuck: An Update on the Obamacare Cancelations “Fix”

    One week ago, the President presented his solution for the millions of Americans who are receiving insurance cancellation notices because of Obamacare. His solution for the 4.7 million known cancellations depended on a “yes” from 50 different state health insurance commissioners and multiple insurance carriers operating in multiple markets. So … More

    Latest Obamacare Bombshells: HealthCare.gov Far from Complete, and Payment System Not Built

    You would think that it couldn’t get much worse for the Obamacare rollout, but a few new bombs dropped this week. Payment System for Obamacare Not Built Yet In a House hearing yesterday, when asked what remains to be done in work on the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), Henry Chao, Obamacare’s … More

    Fictitious Obamacare “Fixes”

    As millions of people are learning that Obamacare is resulting in their insurance policies being canceled, the President’s “answer” and the legislative solutions being voted on by Congress are to issue a possible and limited one-year delay of the benefit mandates. Somehow, it is supposed to be reassuring to people … More

    Three More Apologies the President Will Be Making on Obamacare

    Faced with the grim reality of Obamacare, President Obama apologized that millions of Americans are losing coverage because of his law, which was supposed to make health insurance available and affordable. Sadly, this is not the last apology the President will need to make about his health care law. Although … More

    VIDEO: The Shaky Debt Ceiling

    Congress’s dance with the debt limit can be confusing and, frankly, the details can be a real snooze fest for many Americans. Sometimes a little humor clarifies the absurdities of Washington antics better than flow charts and talk of trillions. The 31-second video and accompanying infographic “The Debt Ceiling Explained” … More