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Waiting Times For Canada’s Single-Payer Health Care System Hit Record High

Waiting times for medically necessary health care services under Canada’s single-payer system have hit a record high, according to a report from the Fraser Institute. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has touted Canada’s single-payer system, saying it is a model the United States should follow. He introduced a “Medicare for All” plan this past September. “The …

Business & Economics

House And Senate Tax Plans Have Major Differences That Need to Be Reconciled

On Saturday, the Senate joined the House in passing its version of tax reform known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While the two versions are very similar, there are 18 major differences that still need to be discussed between the two chambers in conference committee before the measure …

Health Care

CBO: Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Would Reduce Deficit By $338 Billion

Repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate would reduce the federal deficit by $338 billion in the next decade, according to a projection from the Congressional Budget Office. The individual mandate requires that Americans purchase health insurance or pay a penalty to the Internal Revenue Service for not having coverage. A recent …

Business & Economics

Analysis: House Tax Plan Would Create Nearly 1 Million New Jobs and Increase GDP By 3.9%

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the new legislation introduced by the House last week, would create nearly one million new jobs and increase gross domestic product by 3.9 percent, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent; …

Education

New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom

In his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school …

Health Care

CBO: Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Reduce Deficit by $133 Billion

The Graham-Cassidy bill, the GOP’s current replacement to the Affordable Care Act, is estimated to reduce the deficit by $133 billion from 2017 to 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the legislation. The legislation’s projected savings are a result of a reduction in Medicaid spending, the elimination …

Health Care

Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017

The Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance Program helped 14,500 individuals enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, which represented only 0.007 percent of the 1.9 million individuals who decided to drop their Obamacare plan in 2017. The Obama administration established the Enrollment Assistance Program, which created storefronts and hired workers to help …

Health Care

CBO: Eliminating Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Will Increase Premiums by 20%

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments will cause premiums to increase by 20 percent next year and may cause some insurers to withdraw from the exchanges, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. Cost-sharing subsidies were put in place by Obamacare to rein in the cost …

Health Care

Employers Forecast Health Care Costs Per Employee To Exceed $14,000 Next Year

Large employers are projecting that health care costs for each worker they employ will rise to $14,156 next year, according to a survey from the National Business Group on Health. This year those health care costs, which include premiums and out-of-pocket costs for medical and pharmacy benefits, totaled $13,482 per …

Health Care

Senate Votes to Move Health Care Debate Forward in 51-50 Vote

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans voted to begin debate on health care in a 51-50 vote with the goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) returned from surgery to cast his “yes” vote and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Two Republican senators, Susan Collins …

Health Care

Waiting Times For Canada’s Single-Payer Health Care System Hit Record High

Waiting times for medically necessary health care services under Canada’s single-payer system have hit a record high, according to a report from the Fraser Institute. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has touted Canada’s single-payer system, saying it is a model the United States should follow. He introduced a “Medicare for All” plan this past September. “The …

Business & Economics

House And Senate Tax Plans Have Major Differences That Need to Be Reconciled

On Saturday, the Senate joined the House in passing its version of tax reform known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While the two versions are very similar, there are 18 major differences that still need to be discussed between the two chambers in conference committee before the measure …

Health Care

CBO: Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Would Reduce Deficit By $338 Billion

Repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate would reduce the federal deficit by $338 billion in the next decade, according to a projection from the Congressional Budget Office. The individual mandate requires that Americans purchase health insurance or pay a penalty to the Internal Revenue Service for not having coverage. A recent …

Business & Economics

Analysis: House Tax Plan Would Create Nearly 1 Million New Jobs and Increase GDP By 3.9%

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the new legislation introduced by the House last week, would create nearly one million new jobs and increase gross domestic product by 3.9 percent, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent; …

Education

New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom

In his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school …

Health Care

CBO: Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Reduce Deficit by $133 Billion

The Graham-Cassidy bill, the GOP’s current replacement to the Affordable Care Act, is estimated to reduce the deficit by $133 billion from 2017 to 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the legislation. The legislation’s projected savings are a result of a reduction in Medicaid spending, the elimination …

Health Care

Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017

The Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance Program helped 14,500 individuals enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, which represented only 0.007 percent of the 1.9 million individuals who decided to drop their Obamacare plan in 2017. The Obama administration established the Enrollment Assistance Program, which created storefronts and hired workers to help …

Health Care

CBO: Eliminating Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Will Increase Premiums by 20%

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments will cause premiums to increase by 20 percent next year and may cause some insurers to withdraw from the exchanges, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. Cost-sharing subsidies were put in place by Obamacare to rein in the cost …

Health Care

Employers Forecast Health Care Costs Per Employee To Exceed $14,000 Next Year

Large employers are projecting that health care costs for each worker they employ will rise to $14,156 next year, according to a survey from the National Business Group on Health. This year those health care costs, which include premiums and out-of-pocket costs for medical and pharmacy benefits, totaled $13,482 per …

Health Care

Senate Votes to Move Health Care Debate Forward in 51-50 Vote

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans voted to begin debate on health care in a 51-50 vote with the goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) returned from surgery to cast his “yes” vote and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Two Republican senators, Susan Collins …

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