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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A Faith-Based Approach to Reform

A Faith-Based Approach to Reform

Restoring Christ-centered medicine through public policy changes centered around subsidiarity and the doctor patient relationship

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The Medicaid FMAP under the ACA

Congress is currently pursuing Medicaid reform as part of the American Health Care Act. Most people agree that Medicaid should help the poor, particularly those whose poverty is related to their age and disability. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the federal government to pay a much greater share of the medical bills for […]

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CBO Is Wrong And Its Numbers Shouldn’t Deter Needed Reform

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) launched its latest mistaken Obamacare-related estimate this week, predicting that a House-passed bill to repeal and replace the embattled law would lead to 23 million more uninsured people by 2026. Although CBO itself acknowledges that this latest prediction is “especially uncertain,” one thing is especially certain: CBO is wrong. We […]

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More and better information can enhance patient care

With Congress intensely focused on big decisions involving health reform legislation, it’s easy to miss other initiatives that are quietly moving through Congress which could make a major contribution to achieving the goals of health reform One example is a measure offered by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that would open the lines of communication between […]

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