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
Cause for Concern
April 21, 2014
Health care wonks across the country are all thinking the same thing: Ruh roh.
Some ophthalmologists in South Florida aren't happy about this. The rest of us should be.
For Health Care, It's Time to Party Like the 1990s
January 06, 2014
National spending on medical care just fell, relative to the size of the economy. That hasn't happened since Bill Clinton was president.
Republicans Are Right: Obamacare Is Redistribution
December 09, 2013
Republicans and their allies are making a lot of different arguments about what Obamacare is doing to America. It’s hiking premiums! It’s making people lose their doctors! It’s destroying Medicare!
Don't Compare Obamacare to Bush's Medicare Part D
November 19, 2013
Obama's health-care reform was designed to pay for itself.
Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.
Senate Republicans Don't Get It: The Democrats Aren't Bluffing
October 13, 2013
Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans, approached Democrats with a new offer over the weekend: He and his colleagues would vote to open the government and increase its borrowing authority, as long as Democrats would agree to accept the de
Boehner Has a Plan. Or Something Like That.
October 10, 2013
House Republican leaders on Thursday morning announced that they have a new proposal and it hews to the outlines media outlets reported overnight.
Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
October 09, 2013
The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.