The Exam Room

March 23, 2011 | Issue Post

It has been one year today since Obamacare became law, and in that time, we have certainly continued to "find out what's in it." The latest revelation?

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March 21, 2011 | Issue Post

According to CBO's latest estimates, the cost of Obamacare has increased by $500 billion.-- Meaning, in only one year, the cost has increased from an already staggering $938 billion price tag to $1.445 trillion.

Let's put that into perspective. Half a trillion dollars could buy:

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March 17, 2011 | Issue Post

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine the implementation and sustainability of the CLASS program.-- During the hearing, Administration on Aging Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee admitted to Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) that funds from the CLASS program were double counted as both funding the program and contributing savings in the health care law.

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March 9, 2011 | Issue Post

First... Chief Actuary Rick Foster Says:
Cuts in Medicare "cannot be simultaneously used to finance other Federal outlays (such as the coverage expansions) and to extend the trust fund."

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