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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The Federal Employees Health Benefit Program as a Model for Medicare Reform

Grace-Marie Arnett, president of the Galen Institute, was invited to present testimony on May 22, 1999, in Sanford, Florida, on free-market options for Medicare reform. The hearing was conducted by Rep. Joe Scarborough, chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Service of the House Government Reform Committee. Here is Grace-Marie’s testimony. Testimony presented before the Civil […]

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Medicare Held Hostage as Campaign 2000 Weapon

San Diego Union Tribune The Medicare caldron is boiling once again, and the White House appears ready to use it to scald Republicans at the ballot box again next year. This time, however, a few key Democrats may spoil the soup.  Hopes collapsed last week that the high-powered National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of […]

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Medicare Held Hostage as Campaign 2000 Weapon

San Diego Union Tribune The Medicare caldron is boiling once again, and the White House appears ready to use it to scald Republicans at the ballot box again next year. This time, however, a few key Democrats may spoil the soup.  Hopes collapsed last week that the high-powered National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of […]

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Tax Initiatives Gain Strength

Several key members of Congress and a number of influential organizations are working on initiatives that would reverse the alarming growth in the number of Americans without health insurance.House Majority Leader Dick Armey is leading the charge. He delivered a speech before the American Hospital Association recently in which he put himself squarely on record […]

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Tax Initiatives Gain Strength

Several key members of Congress and a number of influential organizations are working on initiatives that would reverse the alarming growth in the number of Americans without health insurance.House Majority Leader Dick Armey is leading the charge. He delivered a speech before the American Hospital Association recently in which he put himself squarely on record […]

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