The CBO Bludgeon

A Sliver of Savings from Per Capita Allocations

The dire effects some ascribe to normalizing the FMAP and limiting federal Medicaid spending through per capita allocations are not supported by data, according to a new analysis by Doug Badger updated to reflect new CMS data.

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The CBO Bludgeon

The CBO Bludgeon

CBO is detached from reality in its analysis of the House health reform bill.

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MACRA: Burden of Proof Continues

MACRA: Burden of Proof Continues

Physicians face significant challenges in complying with a complex barrage of new federal payment rules for Medicare that threaten the survival of private medical practices and could compromise the quality of patient care.

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CBO’s Alternate Facts about Obamacare

Millions may lose coverage next year if Congress does not repeal Obamacare. That’s not what this week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis says, but it is reality. CBO’s estimating models seem impervious to reality. In the real world, the Obamacare exchanges are in crisis, millions of uninsured people willingly pay or avoid IRS penalties, and consumers struggle with rising […]

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The Rand Paul Bill Is Worse Than Obamacare

By Doug Badger and Grace-Marie Turner House Republicans are expected to roll out their highly anticipated bill to repeal and replace Obamacare this week, but a more obscure measure introduced by Rand Paul (R-KY) is gaining attention and should not escape notice. Paul, who has positioned himself as a leading conservative critic of the forthcoming […]

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