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    The Senate Health Bill: Medicaid and CLASS Act Provisions

    The 2074 page Reid Health Bill (H.R. 3590) generally follows the Senate Finance and HELP versions on Medicaid and in the creation of a new health care program, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. Curiously, in the short term (2010-2013), the Reid bill helps fewer people gain … More

    The Five Flaws of the Reid Health Bill

    We’re still poring over Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) just released health care overhaul, but the major outlines of the bill are no different than the policy train wreck the House passed earlier this month. The five major flaws of both the Pelosi and Reid Bills are: 1. A New … More

    In Pictures: Obamacare Puts One-Fifth of U.S. On Welfare

    Medicaid is a means-tested welfare program created in 1965 to provide health care for low income families. Despite the fact that it is one of the most poorly performing of all the federal welfare programs it has become the cornerstone of how health insurance is expanded under Obamacare. The Health … More

    For Abortion Supporters, A Lesson in Federal Control of Health Benefits

    Ironically, the very first group to feel the effects of the pending federal government takeover of the health care system are among the closest political allies of President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—those who strongly support the cause of “abortion rights”. Opponents of the latest House restriction on taxpayer … More

    U.S. House Votes in Favor of Obamacare

    The health care bill passed by the House tonight took another step towards transferring power over personal health care decisions from individuals to bureaucrats in Washington. The Republican alternative was a good strong first step of targeted reforms that are necessary to improve health care financing and delivery. If it … More

    Expanding Medicaid Means Reducing Education

    In his September address to the joint session of Congress, President Obama stated he would be the last President to take on health care. Perhaps, but that may be at the cost of everything else, including education. By expanding Medicaid in the health care bill, Congress will set off political … More

    The Government Takeover of Health Care in Pictures

    Conservatives may have defeated Hillarycare fifteen years ago, but in the intervening years the left succeeded in passing a slew of incremental reforms that have led to a slow but steady march toward a government takeover of health care in this country. These Hillarycare-lite measures include adding more middle-class kids … More

    Pelosi Bill Slips In $6 Billion Slush Fund

    Last week, Speaker Pelosi and the House leadership introduced their 1,900 page health care monstrosity, H.R. 3962. But they have not taken the bill to the House floor as they prepare yet another version called a “manager’s amendment.” This manager’s amendment will sweep in new provisions targeted to specific members … More

    Pelosi Bill Undermines Obama’s Vision and Its Own Policies

    On the campaign trail, then Senator Obama set a course for universal coverage of children through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and opposed an individual mandate. H.R. 3962, as introduced by the House leadership, repeals the SCHIP program in 2014 and includes an individual mandate. Moreover, the bill … More

    The True Cost of the House Health Bill: $1.5 Trillion

    Nancy Pelosi has unveiled the new health care bill in the House after merging together three different versions of legislation. To appease moderate Blue Dog Democrats and to meet President Obama’s oft-stated promise that reform wouldn’t cost more than $900 billion in the first ten years, Speaker Pelosi sought to … More