Health Care & Entitlements Legislative Alerts
Politicians have been trying to provide affordable prescription drugs for more than a decade. Before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, there was Medicare Part D seeking to lower costs for senior citizens. Unfortunately for politicians, breakthrough new drugs often take billions of dollars and millions of man hours to produce and higher prices are needed to recoup these costs; such is the situation with the new Hepatitis C cure courtesy of Gilead Sciences.
By Mallory Carr The fiscal train wreck that Obamacare and other health care entitlements will inevitably cause is quickly approaching—and no amount of tax increases can save us from the crash. Although the “Eat the Rich” and “Tax the 1%” way of thinking is currently in vogue, these catchy sound-bytes remain nothing more than pithy [...]
By Akash Chougule Obamacare’s effect on small businesses just got a lot messier. The Obama administration is considering whether to let at least fourteen states delay the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) – for a second time. The SHOP exchange was meant to provide small business employees with multiple health insurance options, and thus [...]
The government has incorrect data for 2 million Obamacare applicants, meaning taxpayers could have been subsidizing health care for ineligible applicants - and the problem has to be solved by a foreign company already under investigation around the world.
While most Americans were looking forward to a long Memorial Day weekend of patriotic reflection, “[t]he most transparent administration in history” quietly announced that it will no longer provide the American people with a key monthly update about President Obama’s signature, legacy-defining law.