One Week At CMS: Steps Toward Transformative Changes

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services is continuing the drumbeat of modernizing the two gargantuan programs it runs to generate more accountability, greater transparency, and provide better value for both patients and taxpayers. Administrator Seema Verma announced on Thursday a new proposed rule that would bring more accountability into “Accountable” Care Organizations (ACOs),...

The Facts About the Individual Mandate Repeal and the Increase in Premiums

Republicans may want to rethink their decision to abandon Obamacare repeal. Since voters will hold them accountable for the law’s unpleasant consequences, it might be better to take the offensive against the law. It turns out sabotage might be overrated. A new study by the Center for American Progress argues Congress’s repeal of the...

Obamacare Is A Political Nightmare That’s Not Going Anywhere. Here’s A Solution

Congressional Republicans, who ran against Obamacare through four election cycles, have spent most of the past year running away from it. But they are finding the law hard to escape. Democrats who once shied away from Obamacare now can’t stop talking about it. They are blaming Republicans for the next round of premium increases...

Answering Criticisms of the Conservative Health Care Consensus Plan

The Center for American Progress recently released a study criticizing a Health Policy Consensus Group proposal to reduce premiums and increase choices for the millions of families and small businesses who are forced to choose between remaining uninsured or buying expensive Obamacare policies.The proposal, dubbed the Health Care Choices Proposal, would replace Obamacare individual...