On the surface, it would seem that Republicans and Democrats are so far apart that agreement on health policy is virtually impossible. Scratch the surface and you will find another reality.
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.
There are many ways to provide medical care for people with pre-existing conditions. Real world experience shows that some work better than others.
The latest Republican plans for replacing Obamacare are focused on financially separating patients with high health care costs from all the rest.
Why can’t Republicans be more like Democrats?
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.
The people who crafted the Republican ObamaCare reform bill seem to want to help. They promise other reforms will be coming. Trust us, they say, we’re from the (new) government, and we’re here to help.
I just visited my mother. She’s 97. The trip over was short: She’s in an assisted-living facility right across the street.
Brenda is 60 and lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Her husband is 65, retired and on Medicare. But for Brenda, who is self-employed, her only option is Obamacare.
New Book: Up To 98 Percent Of Retirees Are Getting Less Than They Should Be Getting From Social Security
If you are over 70 year of age, odds are your Social Security check is not as large as it could have been. But if you are younger than 70, there is still time to do what most Americans don’t do: get the maximum benefit the law allows.