Medicare

This Is How Democrats Win on Obamacare
Avoid the label, play up the benefits
August 21, 2014

An embattled Democrat in a deeply conservative state is touting the program's benefits. He may have the right idea.

The Latest Obamacare "Glitch" Isn't a Glitch At All—and It's Democrats' Fault
August 07, 2014

Here's how Dems can fix the latest Affordable Care Act problem and force Republicans to love Obamacare all at once.

Paul Ryan Is Still Selling His Rejected Agenda, Now With Populist Rhetoric
July 16, 2014

Ryan has realized that his old ideas needed new packaging.

The Ultimate, Definitive Guide to the Budget Deficit
Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much
July 16, 2014

Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much.

Will Voters Make Mitch McConnell Pay for His About-Face on Medicare?
July 15, 2014

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has the Senate minority leader changing his tune. 

Republicans' Battle Plan for Reform Hasn't Changed—Only Its Chance of Winning Has
July 10, 2014

If the Republicans capture control of government in 2016, they'll enact the Ryan budget, and reform conservatives will be thrilled.

Reform Conservatives Have No Choice But to Move Further Left
June 12, 2014

Liberals are actually more clear eyed about the challenges facing the conservative reform agenda than the reformicons themselves. 

Why Eric Cantor Lost
A stunning consequence of his brash brand of politics
June 11, 2014

By drawing the right's energy and investment into the GOP, Eric Cantor created impossible expectations, and failed to meet them.

The GOP's Veterans Health Care Trap
How politicking the VA scandal without a plan to improve care could backfire
June 01, 2014

By politicking the VA scandal, Republicans will have to choose between owning their unpopular privatization plan and being unresponsive to veterans' needs.

Privatization or Bust: The Big Reveal in Ryan's Latest Medicare Plan
April 21, 2014

Earlier this month, Loren Adler—a policy analyst at the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget—noticed a highly technical, but pivotal change to Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare.It's gotten little press, but it's pretty big news that Ryan has s

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