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Increasing The Medicare Eligibility Age: A Smaller Bargain

July 29, 2011

From Politico: By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 7/28/11 12:41 PM EDT President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner failed to strike a “grand bargain” on the nation’s deficit, but they may have pulled off another trick: revolutionizing the debate over Medicare. When they both accepted the idea of increasing the Medicare eligibility age to 67,…

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Doctors Fear Lowered Provider Rates After S.C. Cuts

June 21, 2011

By Matt Kennard–June 20 2011 19:10 Doctors treating the poor in the US are braced for significant reductions to their services amid increased pressure from both the Obama administration and Republicans for deep cuts in health spending. Twenty-nine Republican governors have called for greater flexibility in how states administer Medicaid programmes for the poor, a…

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Hypocrisy Alert: The GOP’s Jilted Individual Mandate

June 1, 2011

From The Chicago Tribune: By Noam N. Levey Washington Bureau May 28, 2011 . Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has renounced it. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he doesn’t believe in it anymore. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has brushed off suggestions he even considered it. As the three have discovered, there is hardly…

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