Health Care

Citizens Against Government Waste Supports Ending Unlawful Health Insurance Bailouts

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ended cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

President Trump's Executive Order on Healthcare

Today, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO), "Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States,” with the goals of bringing financial relief and more healthcare choices to millions of Americans. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was signed into law, Americans have seen their health insurance options limited while their premiums and deductibles have soared.

Welcome to Medicare ... or not

Individuals who are not on Social Security at age 65 are supposed to sign up for Medicare anytime between three months before their 65th birthday and three months thereafter.

I turn 65 on January 9, 2018, and thought I should get an early start by checking everything out exactly three months before that date. 

CCAGW Supports “Death Panel” Repeal

Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement regarding the respective mark-ups tomorrow of H.R. 849, the Protecting Senior’s Access to Medicare Act of 2017, by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Ways and Means Committee.

Epic Fail or Phoenix Rising?: Obamacare Repeal and Replace

For seven years, Republicans in Congress have promised that repealing Obamacare would be a top priority.  They have failed, at least for now.

Graham-Cassidy is Far Superior to Obamacare

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) introduced a replacement plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, on September 13, 2017.  The Graham-Cassidy bill is expected to be considered on the floor of the Senate next week.  As it gains support across the conservative spectrum, ACA supporters are getting very worried.

Liberal States Are Trying to Prop Up Obamacare

As Washington struggles with what may be its final chance to repeal Obamacare, the law’s problems in the states continue.  One major problem that has plagued Obamacare for years is that not enough young and healthy people are signing up for health insurance coverage.  The Obama admini

Eligibility Check Reveals Massive Medicaid Problems in Oregon

Oregon attracted national ridicule in 2013 and 2014 as its state-run online Obamacare exchange, Cover Oregon, epically failed to sign up even one person for coverage, despite a federal grant of $303 million.  The fiasco was so colossal that the state gave up completely and had the federal government take over its enrollment for the next year’s sign-up period. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Prime Cuts 2017

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2017, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and spending. 

CAGW: Bernie Sanders’ Single Payer Plan is an ‘Astronomically’ Bad Idea

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) again introduced legislation that would impose socialized medicine on the American people.

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CAGW Names Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen September 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Frelinghuysen is CAGW's September Porker of the Month for earmarking $900 million for a massive transportation boondoggle.