Another Broken Promise: Obamacare Is Driving Costs Up, Not Down
A recent White House paper contends that Obamacare is slowing cost growth, just as the president promised. But this paper is just as misleading as previous attempts to defend the president’s other discredited promises. Read More.
Keeping the Pressure on Obamacare
Some are counseling opponents of Obamacare to stand back and wait for the law to collapse. A better approach is to come to the rescue of the law’s victims and in so doing speed the law’s demise. Read More.
It’s Already Too Late to Avoid the Train Wreck
Obamacare is putting the health insurance of millions of people at risk. Many Americans will still experience a break in coverage in 2014 even if the website is running perfectly in December, which is unlikely anyway. Read More.
Obamacare’s Mugged by Reality Moment
The GOP should come to the rescue of people who are losing their individual plans by allowing their insurers to continue offering the plans available in today’s marketplace. Read More.
Obamacare’s Unlikely Coverage Goal
The architects of Obamacare promised that it would cover 14 million people with insurance, but, as of now, more people have lost their individual market plans than have signed with Obamacare. Read More.
Jumpstarting Entitlement Reform: Replace Obamacare’s Flawed Medicare ACOs with a Better Model
It is ironic that Obamacare’s authors chose to call what was enacted in Medicare “accountable care organizations” because the ACOs are not accountable to the program’s beneficiaries. Read More.
Beware the Pivot to a “Grand Bargain”
The collision of Obamacare with reality is creating a large political opportunity for the GOP. Which means now is not the time to pivot to another round of “grand bargain” negotiations. Read More.
CBO’s Long-Term Budget Projections: The Outlook Is Even Worse Than It Looks
The Congressional Budget Office’s projections leave no doubt that complacency on deficits and debt would be disastrous for the American economy. Read More.
Win the Argument: How the GOP Can Get the Upper Hand
GOP leaders have taken positions in the budget and health care fights that the public supports. If they make their case persistently, they can still achieve a decent outcome. Read More.
Some Progress on Premium Support
A new Congressional Budget Office study confirms that, yes, strong marketplace competition can work to curb Medicare costs and lower beneficiary premiums too. Read More.
The Play Should Be Delay
The Obama administration has already delayed key parts of Obamacare. The law’s opponents should focus their efforts on pushing for a broader delay of major provisions. Read More.
Reforming Medicare Integrated Care: An Alternative to the Obama Administration’s Accountable Care Organizations
A better approach to health care reform would rely on genuine consumer choice and competition, not more federal micromanagement. Read More.
The Soft Underbelly of Obamacare
The individual mandate is simultaneously the most vulnerable and most important element of Obamacare. That is the ground that opponents should attack and that the law’s champions must be made to defend. Read More.
The Significance of the Missing Employer Mandate
The employer mandate is central to how Obamacare works. Without it, the Congressional Budget Office would have projected much higher federal spending from Obamacare, as well as large-scale dumping of workers out of job-based insurance. Read More.
Congressional Testimony: The Obama Administration’s Delay of the Employer Mandate
The administration’s decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate is an invitation to Congress to delay the individual mandate too. Read More.
The Fiasco That Is Obamacare
The administration’s announcement that the “honor system” will be used for many Obamacare applications is another indicator that implementation has gone completely off the rails. Read More.
The White House’s Peculiar Obamacare Delay
By delaying the employer mandate, the Obama administration has made Obamacare as a whole harder to defend and has made its champions in Congress more vulnerable. Read More.
The HHS Mandate Fraud Exposed
The Obama administration’s final rule on the HHS contraceptive mandate exposes the fraudulence of the entire “accommodation” exercise. Read More.
Covering Pre-Existing Conditions in a Market-Driven Health System
The problem of pre-existing conditions is narrower than we are led to believe, but it does exist. The solution is not Obamacare but targeted regulations on insurance and proper funding of high-risk pools. Read More.