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    Oregon’s Top IT Official Recommends Scrapping Obamacare Website

    Oregon’s top IT official is recommending Cover Oregon scrap the state’s disastrous online health insurance exchange that failed to sign up a single resident, The Oregonian today reported. Alex Pettit, Oregon’s Chief Information Officer, this morning recommended to a 16-member technical advisory committee that Cover Oregon—the state insurance exchange that … More

    Market Pricing, Solving Problems

    In medical care, you have to get the diagnosis correct. But if you want to solve the problem, you’ve also got to get the treatment right. At the Vox website recently, reporter Sarah Kliff posted a blog titled: “Our Health Spending Problem is All About Prices.” That diagnosis is only … More

    ‘Dumb Decision’ or Pro-Obamacare 'Conspiracy' at Census Bureau?

    Some critics of Obamacare are up in arms about the Census Bureau’s intent to change questions it asks millions of Americans about health insurance. Others just think census officials have lousy timing. The New York Times first reported on internal documents showing the agency’s changes to questions also will change … More

    Are Americans Tired of the Obamacare Debate? Obama Says Yes

    The American public wants lawmakers to move on from the political debate over the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama stressed today in a press conference. “We’ve been having a political fight about this for 5 years—we need to move on to something else,” he said, chastising Republican … More

    Rendering to God What Is God’s

    This year tax day falls on Tuesday of the Christian Holy Week—the day on which, according to the Gospel accounts, Jesus was asked about paying taxes to Caesar. Using an age-old political tactic, Jesus’ opponents posed a question that’s answer was sure to alienate some segment of the public. “Is … More

    To Lead HHS, Obama Picks Overseer of Government Shutdown Decisions

    President Obama’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services led the federal government’s response during last year’s “shutdown”—which included officials erecting barricades around open-air monuments. Sylvia Mathews Burwell—who was deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, among other roles—currently serves as Obama’s director of the Office of … More

    Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary After Obamacare's Shaky Start

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, nine days after President Obama trumpeted the news that 7.1 million Americans had signed up for Obamacare by the first deadline despite a near-calamitous rollout of the health care law under her leadership. Some White House watchers noted at the time … More

    Future of Medicare Advantage Remains Uncertain

    For the second year in a row, the Obama Administration has reversed course on planned payment rate cuts for Medicare Advantage (MA), the private plans providing the Medicare benefit to nearly 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries. But this year’s reprieve doesn’t guarantee the program’s future viability. In February, the … More

    Sen. Ron Johnson: Lawmakers Should Not Get Special Treatment Under Obamacare

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R–Wis.) today acknowledged that his lawsuit against the federal government—filed to prevent special Obamacare-related handouts to members of Congress—faces an uphill battle. Despite the long odds, however, Johnson reiterated his commitment to push the case. During this morning’s health care panel at The Heritage Foundation, Johnson announced … More

    How Average Americans Are the Victims of Excessive Regulation

    In his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama vowed to wield his executive powers when faced with congressional resistance to his legislative agenda: “America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation … that’s what … More