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    Guest Bloggers: James Frogue & Elizabeth Noelcke On Healthcare Fraud is Worse Than You Think

    One key area that has been totally ignored in healthcare debate is the jaw-dropping amount of fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We at the Center for Health Transformation believe that $100 billion a year is a conservative estimate. Our new book, “Stop Paying the Crooks” outlines … More

    Paul Krugman's Health Care Fantasies

    Paul Krugman just can’t stop spreading misinformation about Medicare and health insurance. Today he writes: In the individual insurance market, where people buy insurance directly rather than getting it through their employers, so much money goes into underwriting and other expenses that only around 70 cents of each premium dollar … More

    The Medicare Cost Control Myth

    A major talking for public option/single payer proponents is that the government does a better job of controlling health care costs than the private sector. So when Bill Kristol claimed otherwise on the Daily Show, Ezra Klein cited a study from public option/single payer advocate Jacob Hacker purporting to show … More

    Obamacare: One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill

    TOP 10 REASONS OBAMACARE IS WRONG FOR AMERICA Millions Will Lose Their Current Insurance. Period. End of Story: President Obama wants Americans to believe they can keep their insurance if they like, but research from the government, private research firms, and think tanks show this is not the case. Proposed … More

    One Solution to Tackle Budget-Busting Medicare

    In the greater context of the health care debate, Medicare — the government’s health insurance provider program for the elderly — often is mentioned in passing as a program to make cuts and save billions, so that Congress can spend more than $1 trillion to overhaul the health care system. … More

    Morning Bell: CBO Deals Another Crushing Blow to Obamacare

    For the second time in less than two weeks, the independent and non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has dealt a crushing blow to President Barack Obama’s health care plans. First, on July 17th, CBO director Doug Elmendorf sent a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), explaining … More

    The Fraudulent Hospital “Deal”

    The trumpets are blaring to announce with great fanfare another “historic” political deal designed to give a boost to the sagging fortunes of health care reform and convince the public real progress is being made. Hospitals are linking arms with the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders to announce “savings” of … More

    Morning Bell: The Truth About Medicare's Administrative Costs

    Now that Al Franken has been seated in the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is now telling reporters he sees no need for the left to compromise on their demands for a government-run “public option” health care plan. Proponents of the public plan, like Schumer, believe government-run health care is … More

    Medicare Administrative Costs and Paul Krugman’s "Propaganda Shop"

    In his blog, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman launches an unsubstantiated attack on The Heritage Foundation for our June 25 report showing that Medicare administrative costs are higher than those private health plans, not lower, as Krugman has frequently claimed. We find it somewhat encouraging that his only “refutation” … More

    Morning Bell: The White House Infomercial

    Last night, ABC News aired ‘Questions for the President: Prescription for America‘ designed to be a town hall for doctors, patients and health care experts to ask President Obama challenging questions on his health care proposals. Many Americans protested before the program aired, in self-described “waiting rooms,” to challenge a perceived … More