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Show Me the Money

The Washington Post had an interesting column a few days ago.  It seems Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is asking for more money from health industry officials to help implement Obamacare since Congress is refusing to provide more funds.  While the effort is caged as asking for “donations” it does not take someone from Mensa International to know this is very questionable behav

Never Mind

Yesterday, I blogged about a story in the newspaper Politico that said members of Congress were looking for ways to exempt themselves and their staff from Obamacare.

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander – NOT!

All you need to do to find out how “wonderful” the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare will be for all of us is to go to the White House Web site.  In almost reverent slogans the Obama Administration claims.

Train Wreck

Today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) announced his retirement – joining five other Democrat senators calling it quits.

The Flights of the Navigators

You might think I am going to talk about the 1886 movie, “The Flight of the Navigator,” but in this case, you would be wrong.

DOD and VA Stumble Over Interoperability

The private sector was mandated by the HITECH Act to use an Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) that has the electronic capability to exchange key clinical information with other healthcare providers.

Drip Drip Drip

Just like a leaky faucet, more stories are dripping out every day on how Obamacare (Affordable Care Act /ACA) is going to be complicated for people to enroll in it, that it is going to be very messy in 2014 when it officially starts, and that premiums are going to increase – by a lot.

No Surprise Here

“Obamacare Applications As Tricky As Your Taxes?” screams one of the many headlines from an AP report printed in newspapers across the country.

Provocative Social Security Reforms

America has a significant, current and growing problem with both the absolute amount of entitlement spending, as well as the portion of total Federal governmental spending represented by this spending category.

Heads in the Sand (or somewhere else)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) today became the latest in a growing list of Democrats who claim that the federal government does not have a spending problem. 

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