Medicare

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.

WATCH: Bill Clinton Explains Obamacare
(He does it better than Obama does)
September 04, 2013

The Secretary of Explaining Stuff is back on the job. On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton gave a speech about Obamacare—why it was necessary, how it will work, and what it will do in the future.

A New Howard Dean Scream—for Big Pharma
July 29, 2013

Remember when Howard Dean was a rabble-rousing progressive, the one who ran for president railing against special interests?

My Five Obamacare Anxieties
The scenarios that keep this reform advocate up at night
May 13, 2013

The five scenarios that keep this reform advocate up at night

Why Obamacare Is Not a 'Train Wreck' (Again)
April 29, 2013

But implementing it won't be easy, either.

Everyone's a Queen
The Republicans' rapidly expanding definition of welfare
April 01, 2013

Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.

Paul Ryan Ups the Ante
Concessions? No. Reports say his next plan will make new demands.
March 05, 2013

Concessions? No. Reports say his next plan will make new demands.

Obama's Not-So-Secret Medicare Plan
Republicans could learn a lot by visiting the White House website
February 22, 2013

I have a big scoop, straight from an extremely reliable White House source: The Obama Administration has endorsed means-testing of Medicare.

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