Medicare

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.

The Incredible Disappearing Health Benefits
Can a coal company get away with breaking promises to workers?
February 19, 2013

Can a coal company get away with breaking its promises to workers?

"We the People": The Sleight of Hand at the Heart of Obama's Second Inaugural
January 21, 2013

The phrase "We the People" has divided the country since the original debate over the Constitution.

When It Comes to Worldview, Jack Lew is Obama in Coke-Bottle Glasses
January 09, 2013

Two years ago I was interviewing Tim Geithner when he started ticking off the ways he was poorly suited to being Treasury secretary late in Obama’s first term. Above all, he said, was the fact that the job was increasingly focused on questions of values and ideology—how the government should spend its scarce resources, who should get the shaft and who should pick up the tab—whereas Geithner saw himself as a financial technocrat. “A huge part of the economic challenge the president faces on this stuff is that it’s going to be at the center of the political debate,” he told me.

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