Author Archives: Grace-Marie Turner

Miller on Medicare: Daring to be Cautious

by Thomas P. Miller Finding economically feasible and politically safe options for cutting costs in Medicare has proven to be no easy task. A variety of government organizations, including the Congressional Budget Office and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and health policy researchers, such as MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, have put forth plans to improve the […]

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Demand real Medicaid reform

Jim Capretta explains clearly to any governor thinking about expanding Medicaid why this is a short-sighted, destructive idea.  His piece at National Review Online is entitled “End Medicaid’s Crony Federalism.  GOP governors should refuse the White House’s deals and fight for Medicaid reform.” Capretta, a scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Institute, says that […]

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Tennessee Gov. undecided on Medicaid expansion

Tennessee Gov. Haslam has sent messages to the legislature opposing a bill by State Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham that would block Medicaid expansion, but the governor said he also opposes one by Senate Democrats that would allow expansion.  An aide to the governor said he wants to keep his options open. Michael Cannon of Cato and […]

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Witness Squashed for Sequester Hype

Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from Maryland, annihilated an administration official during a hearing earlier this week for overstating the effects of the sequester. The exchange that ensued is not to be missed! Byron York first captured the story for the Washington Examiner about questioning by Rep. Harris, a physician, during a hearing before the House […]

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