Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

Medicaid Expansion Success Means Liberals Should Go On A National Health Care Offensive

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It’s time for liberals to go on the offensive. It’s time for a new strategy. Instead of defending progress from 50 years ago, we need to carve out our goals to achieve progress over the next 50 years. And when it comes to social policy, the best defense is a strong offense. Social Security faced…
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So President Obama Lied To You About Your Health Care Insurance Plan

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So it turns out President Obama, the same president you’ve scoffed at, ridiculed, and displayed contempt for, lied to you about your insurance plan. Obama said, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” and now that turns out not to be true for you, Mr. Outraged Republican. Well, if you get your insurance…
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Fact of the Day: The Social Security Wage Cap For 2014 Is $117,000

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In a “Fact of the Day” article last November, I wrote that, “eliminating the [Social Security] wage cap while keeping the benefits cap produces a Social Security surplus.” But you don’t have to take my word for it as this is a fact backed up by the Congressional Research Service. But it’s also just common…
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Affordable Care Act, Lies, Foes, Reporting, And Red Herrings

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This week we learned only 6 people enrolled in an insurance plan on Day 1 of the rollout of HealthCare.gov. We also learned that President Obama stretched the truth or flat-out lied (depending on your political persuasion) when he said, “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” We have journalists, left-leaning and right-leaning,…
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If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It, Unless It No Longer Exists, In Which Case…

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If you like your health plan, you can keep it. That is a line often repeated by President Obama and his administration since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. I think most people knew this was an oversimplification, and you can hardly blame politicians for keeping the word length to a minimum when…
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