Category Archives: Healthcare

In clickbait era, fraud investigation involving more than $1 billion gets scant attention

Today’s clickbait news era often runs on gossipy headlines and downplays stories that are important. A perfect example of this relates to a historic takedown of fraudsters ripping off the US government and the taxpayers who fund it. More than … Continue reading

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As with ‘Affordable Housing’, GOP and Dems fail on health insurance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is facing well-deserved criticism over Republicans’ failure to come up with a solution to the Democrats’ Patient Protection and Affordable Care tax bill commonly called Obamacare. Democrats deserve an equal share of criticism for … Continue reading

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As Republicans wrestle health insurance bill, can the market be freed?

Republicans are currently wrestling the health insurance bill aimed at replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly called Obamacare. For years, I’ve written about PPACA, and virtually every misgiving I had was substantiated as the bill was implemented. … Continue reading

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What’s Next: After House success with AHA, can Senate do the same?

Yesterday’s success for House Republicans and embattled speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is the first step in health insurance reform. Now a new question arises. Can the Senate come together and enough members agree on provisions to move the bill on? … Continue reading

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House Republicans attempt to shield middle class with passage of AHA

Today House Republicans, with an additional single vote from Democrats, passed HR 1628, the American Healthcare Act of 2017. No bill is perfect, but credit is due to those who were among the 217 ‘Yea’ votes. That’s because GOP House … Continue reading

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Healthcare fugitives: Amid wrangling over federal budget, fraud still costs taxpayers billions

Members of both parties in Congress seem to have one agenda—continue to increase federal revenue otherwise known as taxes and/or fees while failing to account for trillions in spending. Nothing illustrates the failure of big government bureaucracy more than the … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic study didn’t stay above fold, but could help save lives

Today’s media often make me think of gossipmongers nattering about and embellishing the same rumors day after day. Many stories that might make a difference in Americans’ lives don’t get the above the fold treatment because they don’t fit the … Continue reading

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