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Oct 5, 2015 | Blog Paper | Health Care

House Reconciliation Runs Afoul of Byrd Rule

Update: CBO has released scores of the three reconciliation bills showing net ten-year savings of $57 billion but a deficit increase of $1 billion in...
Oct 2, 2015 | Blog Paper | Health Care| Taxes

101 Economists to Congress: Keep the Cadillac Tax

In light of the recent reconciliation package that repeals the Cadillac tax on high-cost health insurance plans and Democratic Presidential candidate...
Sep 24, 2015 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Sanders and Clinton Release Plans to Tackle Prescription Drug Costs

Over the past few weeks, the two leading Democratic candidates for President, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator...
Sep 4, 2015 | Blog Paper | Health Care| Taxes

Washington Post Defends the Cadillac Tax

The Washington Post published an editorial Sunday defending the “Cadillac tax,” a part of the Affordable Care Act, in the face of a...
Aug 7, 2015 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Was Medicare Robbed $700 Billion to Pay for Obamacare?

When talking about his plans for Social Security and Medicare, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) stated that Congress should not be “talking about...
Aug 7, 2015 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Did President Reagan Expand Medicaid “Three or Four Times”?

At last night’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, a number of claims were made related to the budget and fiscal policy. Gov. John...