You know legislation is bad when both Democrats and Republicans are trying to find a way to repeal it. On Tuesday the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee convened for a hearing to examine how the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) would affect Medicare, beneficiaries, and physicians. The legislation of interest is Section 3403 and … Continue reading
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How About an Afternoon Tea Party?
CATO Institute recently held a book forum reviewing the newly published “Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution.” Authors Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin explained the origins of the Tea Party and what it does and does not stand for. The discussion also included comments by John Fund, a senior editor at the American … Continue reading
A Different View of the GOP Campaign Trail
The Florida Republican presidential nominee election took place yesterday, and Mitt Romney came out victorious. With the finalized results, many reporters and political scientists are feverishly anticipating the next steps for Gingrich, Paul, Romney and Santorum. In lieu of joining the journalistic hubbub about the elections, I offer an alternate perspective and a less conventional … Continue reading
Repealing vs. Reworking the CLASS Act
The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee held a meeting on Wednesday to review the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. Although the CLASS Act bill was passed and became a law over a year ago, committee members from both political parties acknowledge that the bill needs to be changed. Republicans were … Continue reading