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Spinning the Medicare Data Release

April 9, 2014 by


Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a partial data set on payments to Medicare  providers. While the data will provide some interesting insights on Medicare payments, for example the Wall Street Journal says: The top 1% of 825,000 individual medical providers accounted for 14% of the $77 billion in billing recorded […]

April Fools! If you like your doctor, you can keep him (or her)!

April 1, 2014 by


I’ve been a bit under the weather lately (sick for over a week now–which is unusual for me).  Of course I don’t like to go to the doctor–like most of us–but I didn’t think I had a doctor, since I’d recently received a letter from my insurance company letting me know my doctor was leaving […]

Obamacare by the Numbers: Who Really Cares?

February 22, 2014 by


The Congressional Budget Office recently reported new numbers related to the impact of the Affordable Care Act.  The report provided good news for Democrats and other presidential supporters when it estimated that the number of uninsured has dropped to approximately 30 million Americans.  On balance, however, Republicans and opponents have more fodder for the political […]

Rex Lex: Health Care Provision Delayed Again

February 11, 2014 by


This fruit hangs so low you can pick it with your feet. Pardon me while I take off my shoes. The Obama Administration has delayed, once again, the employer mandate for ObamaCare. Under the law’s original provision, companies with between 50 and 99 employees were required to provide coverage for workers or face a fine […]

The Affordable Care Act and Labor Supply

February 5, 2014 by


On Tuesday the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released it’s report – “Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024” . The report is causing quite a stir because of the CBO’s estimates of the affect of the Affordable Care Act on the United States economy. President Obama has previously used CBO estimates to provide support for the […]

Polling on Obamacare Bodes Ill for Dems

December 19, 2013 by


There is an eternity between now and the mid-term elections of 2014, so take everything that follows with many grains of your own favorite preservative. However, things are shaping up poorly for the Democrats. I will try to unpack these themes in more detail in future, post-holiday posts, but there are three relevant issues. One, […]

Reaping and Sowing applied to Obamacare

December 18, 2013 by


I am one Berean that believes there is, in general, an ethical cause and effect that we see in this life.  I say “in general” in the same sense that we view wisdom literature in the Bible; wisdom that is generally applicable while not always on our timetable (see Psalm 73 for one psalmist’s lament […]