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A Disastrous Year In Federal Healthcare Spending

For current and future taxpayers, 2021 was a brutal year—at least when it comes to healthcare spending. Congress and the Biden administration approved tens of billions in new expenditures. Much of that money was, or will be, wasted on inefficient programs and subsidies that do little to improve the quality …

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Build Back Better’s bad healthcare provisions

With Sen. Joe Manchin saying he won’t vote for the Build Back Better Act, at least in the bill’s current form, Democrats are scrambling to revise the bill. Patients and taxpayers can only hope they fail. The bill is packed with disastrous healthcare policies. For instance, Build Back Better would …

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Despite What the White House Says, Obamacare Is Deeply Troubled

Open enrollment on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges is in full swing. Consumers in most states, including the 33 that use the federally operated HealthCare.gov, have until Jan. 15 to sign up for coverage for 2022. The Biden administration says things have never been better, and that premiums are declining, more insurers …

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Latest Medicaid Data Show A Deeply Broken Program

A bank that misplaced over one-fifth of its deposits would be shut down almost immediately. So would a hospital that bungled one in five operations, or a private health insurer that mishandled one-fifth of its claims. But apparently, the bar is a lot lower for government programs. The Biden administration …

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Democrats’ Creative Accounting Can’t Hide Build Back Better’s True Cost

For weeks, President Joe Biden has insisted that the Democrats’ ‘Build Back Better’ spending bill would be “fully paid for.” The Congressional Budget Office begs to differ. In its newly released analysis of the bill, the CBO projects that ‘Build Back Better’ will increase the deficit by $367 billion over …

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​Misguided Govt Policies Mean Employer-Based Coverage Costs Soar

The cost of employer-based health insurance continues to reach new heights. According to a report out this month from the Kaiser Family Foundation, premiums for a family health plan have risen 47% since 2011, and during that same period, employee earnings rose by 31%, while overall inflation ticked up just 19%. What’s …

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Biden’s new plan isn’t any better for your health

Last week, President Joe Biden unveiled a new social spending framework that omitted many of the healthcare provisions Democrats have been calling for. One provision that has survived is a massive and wasteful expansion of Obamacare . In March, Congress made federal tax credits available to those shopping for coverage on the exchanges with …

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Democrats Have Built a Healthcare Agenda Around an Imaginary Crisis

Is America in the midst of a health insurance crisis? That’s the picture Democrats in Washington are painting. According to their narrative, health coverage is out of reach for a number of Americans. Only an aggressive — and exorbitantly expensive — effort to expand the number of people covered by taxpayer-funded insurance …

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Bernie’s Not-So-Subtle Single-Payer Plot

Senator Bernie Sanders (I.,Vt.), America’s most prominent proponent of government-run health care, is once again leading the charge to move our country to a single-payer system. As chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders is pushing a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes expansions of Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. Some …

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Budget Reconciliation Bill’s Healthcare Provisions Are Disastrous

Last week, House Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that their Senate counterparts approved earlier this month. The resolution is merely a framework, though. Over the coming months, lawmakers will write the actual legislative text of this mammoth spending bill, which could usher in the most radical changes to our healthcare …

Commentary

A Disastrous Year In Federal Healthcare Spending

For current and future taxpayers, 2021 was a brutal year—at least when it comes to healthcare spending. Congress and the Biden administration approved tens of billions in new expenditures. Much of that money was, or will be, wasted on inefficient programs and subsidies that do little to improve the quality …

Commentary

Build Back Better’s bad healthcare provisions

With Sen. Joe Manchin saying he won’t vote for the Build Back Better Act, at least in the bill’s current form, Democrats are scrambling to revise the bill. Patients and taxpayers can only hope they fail. The bill is packed with disastrous healthcare policies. For instance, Build Back Better would …

Commentary

Despite What the White House Says, Obamacare Is Deeply Troubled

Open enrollment on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges is in full swing. Consumers in most states, including the 33 that use the federally operated HealthCare.gov, have until Jan. 15 to sign up for coverage for 2022. The Biden administration says things have never been better, and that premiums are declining, more insurers …

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Latest Medicaid Data Show A Deeply Broken Program

A bank that misplaced over one-fifth of its deposits would be shut down almost immediately. So would a hospital that bungled one in five operations, or a private health insurer that mishandled one-fifth of its claims. But apparently, the bar is a lot lower for government programs. The Biden administration …

Commentary

Democrats’ Creative Accounting Can’t Hide Build Back Better’s True Cost

For weeks, President Joe Biden has insisted that the Democrats’ ‘Build Back Better’ spending bill would be “fully paid for.” The Congressional Budget Office begs to differ. In its newly released analysis of the bill, the CBO projects that ‘Build Back Better’ will increase the deficit by $367 billion over …

Commentary

​Misguided Govt Policies Mean Employer-Based Coverage Costs Soar

The cost of employer-based health insurance continues to reach new heights. According to a report out this month from the Kaiser Family Foundation, premiums for a family health plan have risen 47% since 2011, and during that same period, employee earnings rose by 31%, while overall inflation ticked up just 19%. What’s …

Commentary

Biden’s new plan isn’t any better for your health

Last week, President Joe Biden unveiled a new social spending framework that omitted many of the healthcare provisions Democrats have been calling for. One provision that has survived is a massive and wasteful expansion of Obamacare . In March, Congress made federal tax credits available to those shopping for coverage on the exchanges with …

Commentary

Democrats Have Built a Healthcare Agenda Around an Imaginary Crisis

Is America in the midst of a health insurance crisis? That’s the picture Democrats in Washington are painting. According to their narrative, health coverage is out of reach for a number of Americans. Only an aggressive — and exorbitantly expensive — effort to expand the number of people covered by taxpayer-funded insurance …

Commentary

Bernie’s Not-So-Subtle Single-Payer Plot

Senator Bernie Sanders (I.,Vt.), America’s most prominent proponent of government-run health care, is once again leading the charge to move our country to a single-payer system. As chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders is pushing a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes expansions of Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. Some …

Commentary

Budget Reconciliation Bill’s Healthcare Provisions Are Disastrous

Last week, House Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that their Senate counterparts approved earlier this month. The resolution is merely a framework, though. Over the coming months, lawmakers will write the actual legislative text of this mammoth spending bill, which could usher in the most radical changes to our healthcare …

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