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    Top 10 Reads: June 27, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Transparency Win? Secret $2.4 Trillion Debt-Hike Talks May End The Justice Department Misleads the Ninth Circuit Operation Fast and Furious: How the Obama Administration Conned the Washington Post Obama’s Medicare … More

    Rep. Tom Price on Debt Ceiling, Medicare, and Obamacare

    In a recent radio interview with The Heritage Foundation, Representative Tom Price (R–GA) brought us up to date on the budget, debt ceiling, and Obamacare. Listen to the inside scoop here. Price answered questions about whether he thinks conservatives will leverage the debt ceiling vote by demanding tough spending cuts … More

    Obamacare Dumps Millions More into Failing Medicaid Program

      Yet another newly revealed flaw of Obamacare promises to add billions to the cost of the new health law. Due to what was presumably an oversight in the drafting of the legislation, it could potentially unload 24.7 million additional Americans onto the Medicaid program. That’s 50 percent higher than … More

    Ezra Klein's F on Medicare Part D

    At the time of its enactment in 2003, the Medicare drug benefit—known as Medicare Part D—had many critics. Some said the program, which is built on consumer choice and vigorous competition among private plan options, wouldn’t work because private plans would decline to participate. Others said seniors wouldn’t sign up … More

    Saving the Future for a Longer Life

    In the past 30 years, U.S. life expectancy has increased by an average of five years. Since 1935, when Social Security was first enacted, it has increased by almost 18 years. It’s no wonder that Americans are working more years as they enjoy longer, healthier lives thanks to improved healthcare … More

    Federal Government's Debt, Unfunded Obligations Grew Rapidly Last Year

    According to a new analysis from USA Today, American households are now on the hook for $534,000 to pay for the county’s debt and the unfunded obligations, or excess costs, for programs like Social Security and Medicare. USA Today reveals the eye-popping numbers for the federal government’s mounting fiscal problems. … More

    Deciphering the Left’s Medicare Playbook

    It’s a simple fact: You can’t sustain Medicare unless you transform the current—and unaffordable—system. But the left continues to falsely decry conservatives’ plans to achieve this, accusing them of plotting to end the program altogether. It’s ironic, then, that the left has diligently pursued a strategy of its own to … More

    Hospitals' Skepticism of New Obamacare Medicare Payment Scheme Grows

    A frequent accusation against conservative Medicare reform proposals is that they would “end Medicare as we know it.” But the reality is that Obamacare has already accomplished this. One example is a new program that will, for the first time, attempt to pay for quality by penalizing hospitals that fail … More

    VIDEO: Debt Ceiling Part 2 – Coming to a Theater Near You

    As Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) pushes the debt ceiling debate back another month, Americans remain skeptical about how such legislation can really help solve the current financial crisis. And while much ado has been made regarding the vote, it is really beside the main point of our economic distress. When … More

    Liberals’ Main Medicare Cost-Reduction Strategy Already Proves Ineffective

    Typically, demonstration programs exist to prove the effectiveness of a reform proposal before implementing it nationwide. This was apparently forgotten in the drafting of Obamacare, which relies heavily on accountable care organizations (ACOs) to curb runaway spending in Medicare and the health care system at large. Supporters claim ACOs, a … More