According to Gallup, the number of people who are uninsured has risen over the last two years. Although this conclusion is disputed by government estimates, it’s very possible that no one is measuring the phenomenon correctly.
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In a new Independence Institute working paper on the use and misuse of the False Claims Act (FCA), attorneys Mark W. Pearlstein and Laura McLane explain how an 1863 statute written to expose and punish Civil War contractors who billed for gunpowder and supplied kegs full of sawdust raises costs and threatens access to medical care.
From the middle of the 19th century until the 1970s, about every serious health reform in the United States was due to the efforts of organized medicine.
The one really good (and really amazing) thing about Obamacare is that the Democrats put a cap on future Medicare spending. This was not a ten-year cap. It goes on forever – essentially restricting Medicare’s growth to the growth of the economy. According to the Medicare Trustees reports, the day Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act he wiped away more than $50 trillion in unfunded Medicare liability.
John C. Goodman appeared on the Fox News program Happening Now to discuss the congressional debate over the “Skinny Repeal” Health Care bill and the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Recriminations are already underway – at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in the news media. They are debating whose fault it is that Senate Republicans can’t pass a health care bill. Was it the fault of Mitch McConnell? Or Mike Lee? Or the half dozen other senators who balked?
One thing missing from the recent Republican efforts to reform Obamacare is what George H.W. Bush called “the vision thing.” What would a Republican health care system look like? How would it differ from the Obamacare exchanges the Democrats have created?
Here is something you can take to the bank. If Republicans can’t produce an alternative to Obamacare that solves the real problems of ordinary people, they will never be able to pass a health reform bill.