Medicare

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

Cause for Concern
Health-care costs are rising—and the experts aren't sure why
April 21, 2014

Health care wonks across the country are all thinking the same thing: Ruh roh.

Nobody Blames Doctors for High Medical Costs. That's About to Change.
April 10, 2014

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
But here's how it really works
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.

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