The Washington Examiner, March 24, 2015 A major player in health insurance is resisting a bipartisan Medicare bill that would hurt the company's bottom line. That's to be expected. Here's the odd part: The insurance giant is AARP. AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, is most famous for its $16-a-year membership card that gets you discounts everywhere from the movie … [Read more...] about Timothy P. Carney: AARP opposes Medicare bill which reduces its profits
The Washington Post, March 7, 2015 “I know Al Gore invented the Internet, but I invented health savings accounts, believe it or not. I was the first member of Congress back in 1992 to introduce health savings accounts in the United States Congress.” – Rick Santorum (R), speech at Iowa Agriculture Summit, March 7, 2015 Santorum was among several Republican presidential hopefuls touting … [Read more...] about Michelle Ye Hee Lee: Did Santorum ‘invent’ health savings accounts?
The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2015 The Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama five years ago this week, sparked a host of changes. For some workers, the law’s legacy amounts to fewer hours of paid work. The law’s requirement that larger employers provide affordable insurance to workers putting in 30-plus hour weeks has led some companies to cap the number of hours employees can … [Read more...] about Rachel Feintzeig: Health Overhaul Leads to Shorter Work Hours
Health Affairs Blog, March 24, 2015 Anticipating the upcoming Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell, which could halt health insurance subsidies available through the federal exchange, Republican Senators Richard Burr and Orrin Hatch joined with Representative Fred Upton to propose a comprehensive replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Patient Choice, Affordability, … [Read more...] about Joseph Antos and James C. Capretta: Unpacking The Burr-Hatch-Upton Plan
Independent Women's Forum, March 22, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare. The last five years have proven that a one-size-fits-all, top-down government healthcare system doesn't work. Coinciding with the date President Obama signed ObamaCare into law, Independent Women’s Forum released a series … [Read more...] about Obamacare: Five Years of Failure