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Don’t Fall for Biden’s Obamacare Boosterism

The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov came to a close last week. And at the end of this month, open enrollment in many of the states that run their own marketplaces will close. As of Jan. 11, the most recent date for which the government has data, roughly 15.9 million people have purchased …

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Sorry, we have to raise Medicare’s eligibility age

The United States hit its debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion Thursday. As a result, Republicans and Democrats are jousting over how to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit. Democrats have insisted on raising the debt ceiling without any conditions. Republicans, meanwhile, are looking to cut federal spending in exchange for any increase in the …

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Britain shows perils of Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.” Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the …

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Democrats’ deceptive rhetoric on Obamacare prices

Americans have until Jan. 15 to secure healthcare coverage through the Obamacare exchanges. This year’s open enrollment period has resulted in more people signing up than ever before. More than 11.5 million people have enrolled in the exchanges as of Dec. 15, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s an 18% increase from …

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Time to end bad Medicaid policies

Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled their year-end omnibus $1.7 trillion spending bill. They’re hoping to pass it by the end of the week. The draft text comes after weeks of wrangling over how to fund certain COVID-era healthcare policies after July, when the public health emergency is finally expected to expire. Among them is …

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Even Republicans Are Embracing Medicaid Expansion. That’s A Costly Mistake.

Republicans who oppose Medicaid expansion better watch out—the call is coming from inside the house! North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper boasted in November that Republicans in the state legislature have “done a complete about face” on Medicaid expansion and “know it’s the right thing to do.” A group of Republicans in …

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​Last-Minute Fixes Won’t Save Medicare

Doctors around the country are pleading for Congress to scrap a slew of Medicare payment cuts set to take effect next year. If lawmakers don’t act, healthcare providers could be looking at an 8.47% reduction in pay. Such a pay cut could have significant implications for seniors. Medicare has paid doctors and …

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Republicans must grasp the opportunity for healthcare reform

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives this Jan. 3 for the first time in four years. They should use their newfound narrow majority to detail a clear vision for healthcare reform. Boosting competition and choice has long been at the center of the GOP’s healthcare agenda. Empowering patients …

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Open Enrollment Numbers Hide Obamacare’s Expensive Failures

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . open enrollment. On December 15, the Affordable Care Act’s sign-up period will officially close for coverage that takes effect January 1. The Biden administration has already begun crowing about how many people have signed up. In mid-November, Health and Human …

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Medicaid Expansion Is Never Cheap

A South Dakota ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program passed with 56% of the vote earlier this month. Expanding Medicaid may sound like a smart way to get more people insurance coverage — especially when the federal government is picking up most of the tab, as it will in this case. …

Commentary

Don’t Fall for Biden’s Obamacare Boosterism

The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov came to a close last week. And at the end of this month, open enrollment in many of the states that run their own marketplaces will close. As of Jan. 11, the most recent date for which the government has data, roughly 15.9 million people have purchased …

Commentary

Sorry, we have to raise Medicare’s eligibility age

The United States hit its debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion Thursday. As a result, Republicans and Democrats are jousting over how to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit. Democrats have insisted on raising the debt ceiling without any conditions. Republicans, meanwhile, are looking to cut federal spending in exchange for any increase in the …

Commentary

Britain shows perils of Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.” Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the …

Commentary

Democrats’ deceptive rhetoric on Obamacare prices

Americans have until Jan. 15 to secure healthcare coverage through the Obamacare exchanges. This year’s open enrollment period has resulted in more people signing up than ever before. More than 11.5 million people have enrolled in the exchanges as of Dec. 15, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s an 18% increase from …

Commentary

Time to end bad Medicaid policies

Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled their year-end omnibus $1.7 trillion spending bill. They’re hoping to pass it by the end of the week. The draft text comes after weeks of wrangling over how to fund certain COVID-era healthcare policies after July, when the public health emergency is finally expected to expire. Among them is …

Commentary

Even Republicans Are Embracing Medicaid Expansion. That’s A Costly Mistake.

Republicans who oppose Medicaid expansion better watch out—the call is coming from inside the house! North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper boasted in November that Republicans in the state legislature have “done a complete about face” on Medicaid expansion and “know it’s the right thing to do.” A group of Republicans in …

Commentary

​Last-Minute Fixes Won’t Save Medicare

Doctors around the country are pleading for Congress to scrap a slew of Medicare payment cuts set to take effect next year. If lawmakers don’t act, healthcare providers could be looking at an 8.47% reduction in pay. Such a pay cut could have significant implications for seniors. Medicare has paid doctors and …

Commentary

Republicans must grasp the opportunity for healthcare reform

Republicans are set to take control of the House of Representatives this Jan. 3 for the first time in four years. They should use their newfound narrow majority to detail a clear vision for healthcare reform. Boosting competition and choice has long been at the center of the GOP’s healthcare agenda. Empowering patients …

Commentary

Open Enrollment Numbers Hide Obamacare’s Expensive Failures

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . open enrollment. On December 15, the Affordable Care Act’s sign-up period will officially close for coverage that takes effect January 1. The Biden administration has already begun crowing about how many people have signed up. In mid-November, Health and Human …

Commentary

Medicaid Expansion Is Never Cheap

A South Dakota ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program passed with 56% of the vote earlier this month. Expanding Medicaid may sound like a smart way to get more people insurance coverage — especially when the federal government is picking up most of the tab, as it will in this case. …

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