Hey, New York Times: Why Don’t You Tell the Senate to Just Pass the House Health Bill?

By: Friday February 26, 2010 1:34 pm

The New York Times editorial page is now basically demanding that the House of Representatives effectively give up their constitutional rights and powers. No longer will they be the writer of laws and originator of all bills dealing with taxes, like the founders intended, but instead they should serve only as a rubber stamp for [...]

The Many Ways The Senate Bill Is Worse

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 8:05 am

This document, prepared by the House Tri-Committee staff, outlines the topline differences between the House and Senate bills that need to be resolved. (It is very much worth a read if you are interested.) In almost every case where the two bills differ, it is because the Senate bill is dramatically worse. Some of the [...]

How To Build The Best Health Reform Bill In Conference

By: Monday January 4, 2010 3:33 pm

If I magically had the power to build the best bill possible in conference out of only components from the House and Senate bills, this is what I would do. (Of course there might not even be a conference committee and any bill can still be filibustered by Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln, etc., [...]

Medicare, Medicaid, And A Stark Warning About Having States Execute Reform

By: Tuesday December 29, 2009 12:26 pm

The Social Security Act of 1965 created two public insurance programs, Medicare and Medicaid. One proved to be a big success, and the other, not so much. The question everyone should be asking is will this health care package follow the route of Medicare or Medicaid? Of the two programs, it would be fair to [...]