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    Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid Still Await Solutions

    Recent hearings in both the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation and the Senate Finance Committee took a closer look at fraud within Medicare and Medicaid. Spending on Medicare and Medicaid is on an unsustainable path due to rising health care costs and an aging population. Meanwhile, … More

    Repeal is Not Enough: How States Can Survive the Impending Medicaid Crisis

    Mark your calendars for July 1st. That is the day that Obamacare’s failed health care model will crash head on to the fiscal reality of strained states budgets. For all the headlines that Obamacare’s individual and business mandates get, perhaps the dirtiest little secret about Obamacare is that over half … More

    Governors to Congress: We Could Do Better If Washington Got Out of the Way

    On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing to explore the impact of Obamacare on the states and the federal roadblocks to state-based reforms. Front and center at the hearing was Medicaid. Obamacare puts an additional 18 million people in this federal–state health care program for the … More

    White House Still Failing to Fix Medicaid Crisis

    Yesterday President Obama announced support for the “Empowering States to Innovate Act” authored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Scott Brown (R-MA). The Wyden-Brown proposal would advance the enactment date of an Obamacare provision that allows states to pursue alternative routes to reform if they can meet the same targets … More

    Guest Blogger: Saving Our Nation From Debt

    Uncle Sam is spending you into the poorhouse. Taxes, inflation, unemployment, interest rates – all could skyrocket if Washington keeps spending trillions of dollars it doesn’t have. Unless we begin to cut spending now (a lot of spending) these four horsemen of debt will ride roughshod over families and businesses … More

    Secretary Sebelius Questioned Before the Senate Finance Committee

    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified in front of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday about the President’s 2012 fiscal year budget and the status of health care reform. Despite the projected $1.6 trillion deficit in the President’s budget, Sebelius claimed that it represents “the blueprint for putting … More

    President's Budget Contains One Sorry Excuse of a Doc Fix

    President Obama has received praise for including a two-year Medicare “doc fix” in his FY 2012 budget proposal, but hold the applause. Every year, physician reimbursement for treating Medicare patients is scheduled to decrease according to the “sustainable growth rate” formula. This complex and unworkable policy is intended to create … More

    Judge Vinson's Tough Love for State and Federal Lawmakers

    The principal issue addressed in Federal District Court Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling Monday on the case of Florida vs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the application of the Constitution’s “interstate commerce” clause with respect to Obamacare’s individual mandate. But two other parts of his ruling send an … More

    Morning Bell: Conservatives Must Lead Where Obama Has Failed

    In his Tuesday State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said Americans must “understand [that] if we don’t take meaningful steps to rein in our debt, it could damage our markets, increase the cost of borrowing, and jeopardize our recovery—all of which would have an even worse effect on … More

    Message to the President: Expanding Medicaid Will Not Reduce Federal Spending

    Last night in the State of the Union address, President Obama stated that “the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it—in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes. This means further reducing health care costs, … More