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    Saving Medicare: New Legislation from Retiring Congressman Herger

    Retiring House Ways and Mean Health Care Subcommittee chairman Wally Herger (R–CA) has introduced the most complete and detailed major Medicare reform proposal in a decade. Herger leaves a rich legacy with the Save and Strengthen Medicare Act (H.R. 6645). The bill moves Medicare to a defined-contribution model with competition … More

    Medicare Reform: Premium Support Is Bipartisan

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health held a hearing last Friday to discuss the bipartisan effort behind competing premium support plans. These plans would restructure traditional Medicare and guarantee its fiscal stability in the future. As Chairman Wally Herger (R–CA) said: Unless Congress acts, the Medicare program that … More

    Opposition to VAT Mounting in House of Representatives

    The threat of a value added tax (VAT) in the United States is growing steadily. Despite protesting that it is not something he is considering, President Obama refused to rule out a VAT completely, much as David Cameron and Nick Klegg, the new leaders of the U.K. refused to rule … More