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    Obamacare and the Medicare Bureaucracy: A Dangerous Duo

    While Medicare held the spotlight for much of the debate over health care reform last year, the changes to the health care program for seniors and the disabled that were most widely acknowledged were the $575 billion in cuts to the program.  These cuts threaten to result in reduced benefits … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) on Obamacare

    If at first you don’t succeed, change the message. That’s the lesson learned when it comes to the new trillion dollar health law passed this spring. One of the central advocacy groups who pushed for the Obamacare recently held a confidential ”messaging” conference call with the progressive movement where they revealed the … More

    The Repeal Windfall

    As November approaches, Obamacare’s defenders are quite plainly desperate. They see public opinion solidly against them, and a devastating election fast approaching. Their latest gambit to protect what was jammed through Congress in March is to claim that repeal would be so costly to the federal budget that it would … More

    Morning Bell: The Age of Entitlements Must End

    The latest Democracy Corps poll, performed by Democratic pollsters Stan Greenberg, James Carville and Bob Shrum, shows that by a 64% – 29% margin, the American people believe that things in this country “have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track.” But nobody seems to have bothered to tell … More

    It’s Official: Medicare’s Finances Shadowed by Uncertainty

    If you do a quick read of the Medicare Trustees Report, it would seem that Medicare’s finances have dramatically improved since last year. The 2010 report shows that Medicare has a $30.8 trillion shortfall (net present value terms of excess costs over revenues over the 75-year time horizon). Last year … More

    Orszag vs. Ryan

    And so we have finally arrived at the heart of the matter. In recent days, Peter Orszag, the now-former director of the Office of Management and Budget (he left the position at the end of last week), and Ezra Klein, the like-minded liberal blogger for The Washington Post, have weighed … More

    Trustees Report: Social Security and Medicare are Unsustainable

    The Social Security and Medicare Trustees today released their annual reports on the fiscal condition of the programs, and the situation for these programs is still dire. Although the programs’ fiscal health hasn’t worsened since last year, both programs are still on an unsustainable course. Most significantly, the programs are … More

    The Shameless Medicare Propaganda Continues

    Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued what it is calling a “report” on the supposed improvements to Medicare passed as part of Obamacare. The first thing to note here is that this so-called “report” isn’t really a report at all. It provides no new information; it … More

    Morning Bell: It's About The Spending, Speaker

    Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, host Christiane Amanpour asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “You are, by all accounts, one of the most — if not the most — powerful and successful speakers of — in the history of the United States. You’ve passed so much legislation. The President was elected … More

    Obamacare Is Not Entitlement Reform

    The United States faces financial collapse due to out-of-control government spending, and entitlement programs have a lot to do with it. Washington has promised more than it could ever possibly deliver. Medicare in particular puts the government on the hook for $38 trillion in long-term unfunded liabilities, and reform to … More