Showing posts with label GAO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GAO. Show all posts

Is Obamacare Officially A Money Laundering Scheme?

by Mytheos Holt. Could the failed Obamacare exchanges have been merely an excuse to direct payola to safely Democratic states? Based on a new report from the Government Accountability Office, and the actions of acting head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) Andrew Slavitt, the answer may well be yes. Let’s start with the report.   ... MORE

Lawmakers: U.S. Plan For Internet May Be Unconstitutional

by Rudy Takala.       President Obama's plan to "internationalize" the Internet may be unconstitutional, key members of Congress are claiming. The group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week, saying the plan to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body raised      ... MORE

Robert Moffit & Alyene Senger: MediCare's 'Efficiency'

Private insurance has lower administrative costs.     Everybody “knows” that government agencies are more efficient than private health insurance at delivering medical benefits and services. After all, Medicare’s administrative costs, at roughly 2 percent of the cost of benefits, are lower than those of private insurance. In the first presidential     ... MORE

What The Federal Government Can Learn From The iPhone

by Robert Herritt.      During the 2008 election, the Obama campaign touted a vision for a more user-friendly federal bureaucracy they called “iPod government.” It was one of the many pieces of rhetoric that was unceremoniously discarded once the votes were counted. But whether they knew it or not, they were onto something. And with today’s   ... MORE

The Problem Is There Is No Such Thing As "States' Rights"

by Frank Keegan.   When U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois tried to fire up a ballroom full of state legislators here Tuesday morning, he used the phrase “states’ rights.” It popped up a few other times as the National Conference of State Legislatures met for its annual “Build Strong States” summit. The only problem: There is no such thing as “states’  ... MORE