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    CBO: Obamacare Unlikely to Reduce Spending on Health Care

    Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual long-term Budget Outlook, which provides a look at mandatory federal spending on health care after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One may have expected to see drastic changes after the passage of Obamacare.  After all, this legislation was … More

    Price Transparency in Health Care: Will it Bend the Cost Curve?

    Recently, the New York Times highlighted a booming trend toward greater price transparency in medicine thanks to up-and-comers such as Castlight, a new company aiming to create a search engine of health care prices.  Others sharing in this endeavor include both public and private entities in Tennessee and New Hampshire, … More

    Obamacare Spells Disaster for Americans

    Now that Obamacare passed, the Left is calling it a truly historic achievement,  chalking it up as a victory for health care reformers everywhere.  With the enactment of the House-Senate reconciliation bill, the so-called “fix” to the Senate bill,  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) remarked that the bill did “something very … More

    White House Health Care Rhetoric About to Meet Reality

    At the signing of the Senate health bill today, President Barack Obama said: “In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.” Let’s review some of the “overheated rhetoric” that is about to get tested by … More

    The Truth about Rising Health Insurance Premiums

    Congress and its allies on the left are hell bent to overhaul the health care of every American. They have focused strongly on increasing regulation of insurance companies. They get the most of the blame for increasing premiums and skyrocketing health spending.  Though certain targeted and technical reforms of the … More

    Buffett to Obama: Scrap Current Bill and Start Over

    Last week’s bipartisan summit on health care reform seems to have done little, if anything, to build support for the President’s vision of health care reform.  Strong opposition to the Democrats’ proposals remains the position of a majority of Americans.  And now, even the President’s biggest fans are following suit. … More

    House Bill Raises, Not Lowers, Health Care Costs

    The Chief Actuary in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Obama Health and Human Services department issued a memorandum late yesterday looking at the potential impact of the House health reform legislation (H.R. 3200). As the Associated Press and other media outlets have been reporting, the study … More

    Abandoning Accountability in Medicaid

    Yesterday’s New York Times editorial, “Financing Health Care Reform,” outlines the need to “make the hard choices” including “cutting and reallocating hundreds of billions of dollars from projected spending on Medicare and Medicaid…” However, judging by last week’s action by the Obama Administration to rescind three Medicaid regulations, the Times’ … More

    The Impending Public Plan Spending Disaster

    In his Jimmy Carter-esque “New Foundation” speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama linked health care reform and deficit reduction claiming: “If we want to get serious about fiscal discipline … we will also have to get serious about entitlement reform. Make no mistake: health care reform is entitlement reform.” Problem is, … More