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Medicare’s ‘Efficiency’

Everybody “knows” that government agencies are more efficient than private health insurance at delivering medical benefits and services. After all, Medicare’s administrative costs, at roughly 2 percent of the cost ...

Medicare Coupons, Strokes, and Heart Attacks

Those who favor reforming the giant Medicare program must explain themselves carefully. But opponents of Medicare reform can just manufacture and spread around some fantastic fictions. Consider a couple of ...

Debunking Bill Clinton’s Medicare Claims

When former president Bill Clinton’s good, he’s very, very good. That formidable rhetorical skill was on display in his defense of Obama’s Medicare policy at the Democratic National Convention. Though ...

Updating Obamacare’s Damage Estimates

Following the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling, the Heritage Foundation’s Health Policy Director Nina Owcharenko says that Washington policymakers must revisit their cost, coverage, and spending projections. Coincidentally, the Congressional Budget ...