Health Care

Medicare Making Improper Payments to Prisoners

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently exposed vulnerabilities that end up costing taxpayers hundreds of billions in wasteful spending due to erroneous and sloppy billing, and outright fraud.

Morning Joe Is Wrong: Medicare Does Negotiate Drug Prices

Today on the Morning Joe Show, a false narrative was perpetuated: Medicare does not negotiate drug prices.

The show’s eponymous host, Joe Scarborough, called for free-marketers to call Congress and demand that the government negotiate Medicare drug prices.

President Clinton Did Not Say What You Think He Said

There’s been a lot of hoopla about former-President Bill Clinton’s recent criticism of Obamacare and the news media is playing some of the more juicer tidbits.


Clinton/Trump Round 2: Taxpayers Deserve a Policy Debate

Before the first Presidential debate on September 27, 2016, CAGW proposed policy questions that would enlighten taxpayers as to where each candidate stands on critical government waste issues facing the nation. Unfortunately, the debate utterly failed to discuss any of these issues with any depth, choosing to focus on shenanigans instead of substance.

It’s Getting Rockier for Obamacare in Tennessee

Citizens Against Government Waste’s August WasteWatcher discussed how many states were seeing large health insurance rate increases in the Affordable Care Act’s (Obamacare) exchanges.  In the state of Tennessee, Cigna and Humana revised their original premium rate increase request from an average of 23 percent to 46 percent and an average of 29 percent to 44.3 percent respectively.  The Tennessean

Farewell CO-OP Number 17

In an August 3, 2016 NJBiz article, the headline blared “N.J. rules helped guide Health Republic to success as Obamacare co-op!" The article goes on to praise the fact that Health Republic was “one of the seven health insurance co-ops still standing” and that its stability had a lot to do with the fact that “New Jersey’s 1992 health care reform laws were similar to the current Affordable Care Act, and allowed both insurers and actuaries to draw from prior experience to create health plans and pricing.”  The article contends that New Jersey's CO-OP is a great success story.

CAGW: Massive Obamacare Fraud Vulnerability Exposed

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
September 13, 2016  

The Obamacare Sink Hole

On March 29, 2013, editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez drew a cartoon of the United States with a huge sinkhole in the middle of it and the words "Obamacare" spread across its center.  The drawing certainly was foretelling of what Americans could expect from the misnamed Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.