Showing posts with label Medicaid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Medicaid. Show all posts

Obama Thanks Big Government Republican Governors Like John Kasich For Caving To Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

by Charlie Spiering.   Stampede of the RINOs. Speaking to governors at the White House, President Obama pointedly praised Republican governors that caved to his Obamacare plan of expanding Medicaid. “I want to thank all the governors, Democrats and Republicans, supporters and some opponents of the ACA who have expanded Medicaid to millions   ... MORE

Rep. Mark Meadows: ObamaCare's Christmas Surprise

If you like your health plan, too bad.   If you like your health care plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Christmas surprise for you! When will this new present arrive? December 25th. In an ongoing effort to keep Obamacare numbers elevated, CMS has embarked on the next step of its government takeover of    ... MORE

ObamaCare Sends Patients Flocking To Emergency Rooms

by Laura Ungar.     It wasn't supposed to work this way, but since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January, Norton Hospital has seen its packed emergency room become even more crowded, with about 100 more patients a month. That 12 percent spike in the number of patients — many of whom aren't actually facing true emergencies — is      ... MORE

86M Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

by Terence P. Jeffrey.  Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. ... MORE

Can Bobby Jindal's Health Plan Get GOP Back On Track?

by Peter Suderman.         Could be a turning point for Republicans. Before conservative policy wonks can win any policy victories, they’ll need to overhaul the Republican Party. For an idea of what that might look like and the challenges any transformation will entail, they should look to one of the party’s wonkiest politicians, Louisiana     ... MORE

Jeffrey Dorfman: Get Ready For REAL ObamaCare Disasters

As people start to use it.        We have finally (almost, sort of) reached the end of Obamacare signups. The White House is claiming over seven million people have signed up with several million more now on the Medicaid rolls. Democrats are desperate to find a success somewhere in the Obamacare narrative, so reaching seven     ... MORE

Obama's Victory On ObamaCare May Be Shortlived

by Peter Suderman.    In a speech on the White House lawn yesterday, President Obama essentially declared victory on Obamacare. But this victory will be tough to sustain. Going forward, the law presents major challenges for the president and his party. Although conservatives played a role in generating some of its core ideas, the law in its  ... MORE

Obamacare Puts Millions At Risk For Asset Forfeiture

Walter McLaughlin on Medicaid cost recovery.      When a bill the size and scope of Obamacare is dropped onto the desk of the average member of Congress, it’s safe to assume that they haven’t read it cover-to-cover before casting their vote. Had they done so with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, however, they     ... MORE

Victor Davis Hanson: Young People Have Been Had

Hornswoggled by hope and change.     There are all sorts of time bombs embedded within Obamacare. Will we force doctors to treat the millions of new Medicaid patients who are signing up for services that can be only partially reimbursed? How exactly will the IRS collect penalties from millions of off-the-books youth who choose not to buy      ... MORE

Glen Harlan Reynolds: A Look At Medicaid's Awful Results

Incentives against doctors and high quality medical care.   As the Obamacare debacle rolls on -- looking even worse than it did a week ago, if that's possible -- there's a separate but related issue involving Medicaid expansion. And, as with Obamacare, people who oppose the expansion risk being called heartless murderers for "denying sick  ... MORE

Why The White House Is Panicking About ObamaCare

by John Goodman.     Actors. Actresses. NFL football players. Baseball players. Librarians. Mayors. City councilmen. Members of AARP. The Obama administration is looking far and wide, leaving no stone unturned in a relentless search for…well…for help. Help with what? Help with getting people to enroll in health insurance plans this fall.      ... MORE

Emily Goff: Cut Government Spending To Help Economy?

Majority says yes.    A recent Rasmussen poll (subscription required) found that 65 percent of likely voters want the government to cut spending to help alleviate the country’s economic woes. Four years after the official end of the recession in June 2009, the economy is growing sluggishly. As The Wall Street Journal reports today, the     ... MORE

How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?

by Justin Hohn.  To best understand this spending aspect of the current budget negotiations in Washington, we must answer one crucial question: how much taxation on the top income-earners would be required to fully fund the present level of government spending? To do so, we must first make the unreasonable assumption that the rich will not respond  ... MORE

Entitlements Have Outpaced Job Growth The Last 4 Years

by Daniel Harper.    A new chart provided by the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee details the alarming fact that enrollment in federal social welfare programs like Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Disability have far outpaced job growth over the last four years. In terms of percentage growth, Food Stamp enrollment has jumped 65.2     ... MORE

Christopher J. Conover: Study Finds US Slips In Freedom

Overspending, overregulation impedes freedom.    Health care policy can be tricky to navigate. One reason stems from the difficulty of measuring its intangibles — differences in the quality of life, for example, or the social value of extending life for a few days. A new report from Canada's Fraser Institute has does the hard work of putting a number on a     ... MORE

Tait Trussell: Doctor's Fear For Medicine's Future

Incentives of ObamaCare are driving doctors away.    In a new national poll, doctors say they must now decide if they can continue practicing medicine in their patients’ best interest or bow to bureaucratically-set restrictions that take precedence over patient necessities. Another stark choice some doctors ponder is: Can I    ... MORE

Elizabeth Price Foley: Restore Federalism

It isn't a bad word.    Don't change the text. Change the attitude with more judicial engagement in enforcing existing, critical constitutional features — in particular: federalism. To some, the F word is constitutional obscenity. It is relabeled "states' rights" and followed by reference to slavery and the Confederacy. This taps into deep emotions but     ... MORE

Brett M. Decker: States' Rights War Over ObamaCare

Conservatives governors say they won't implement it. President Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Democrat-led Senate and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. don’t care that a majority of Americans favor repeal of Obamacare. To them, government can do anything it can get away with to consolidate federal power; that government derives its power  ... MORE