A recent Wall Street Journal report underscores the need to reform the broken Medicare physician payment system.
Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the president’s signature health care law is the realization that Obamacare is fueling the nation’s transition away from full-time employment. President Obama’s hometown paper lamented that the health care law “will give companies – and, surprisingly, their workers – a big incentive to embrace more part-time employment.” The Chicago Tribune is not the first to express this concern.
NEWS: The Washington Examiner Reports Government Watchdog Details Current Health Insurance Costs as #RateShock LoomsJuly 25, 2013 | ICYMI
A message you will not hear from the health care law’s nearly $700 million advertising campaign: premiums are about to get a lot more expensive, especially for young and healthy Americans. A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report outlines the current cost of insurance premiums, providing an excellent benchmark to compare future Obamacare premiums.
OPINION: Rep. Fred Upton in Reuters: "The Architecture of Abundance: Building Energy Infrastructure"July 25, 2013 | ICYMI
Chairman Upton: “Instead of holding on to outmoded laws and regulations, we need to build the new Architecture of Abundance to create jobs, power our economy, and lower prices to consumers.”
Chairman Upton: “The Energy Consumers Relief Act is a step in the right direction to help get our energy future back on course.”
NEWS: Media Outlets Report on Subcommittee Pressing Administration Witness for Answers on Employer Mandate DelayJuly 19, 2013 | ICYMI
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing yesterday in an effort to get answers from the Treasury Department regarding the administration's recent rewrite of major portions of the health care law. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy Mark Iwry, who was involved in the administration’s decision, provided testimony.