The Wall Street Journal: Global warming is back. Not actual global warming, as the decade-long trend of little to no increase in temperatures continues. But the topic of global warming is back in the news. From Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent climate comments in Jakarta to the White House’s 2014 “year of action” plan on carbon emissions, global warming has garnered more ink and pixels than we’ve seen in a while.
The Fiscal Times: Big reform will be needed to replace our retirement system, but it is Personal Savings Accounts, not the myRA, that will give the system the boost it needs, say NCPA Senior Fellow and Director of the Tax Analysis Center Laurence Kotlikoff in a piece for The Fiscal Times.
Forbes: Nearly 14 million seniors stand to lose their current drug plans if new regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services go into effect, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Forbes op-ed.
Psychology Today: The combination of penalties and implicit taxes in the Affordable Care will cause the labor market to suffer, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Psychology Today commentary.
FOX News: Despite the assurances of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NCPA President John C Goodman predicts that ObamaCare will cause job losses across the nation.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a negative impact on seniors. A portion of ACA funding is derived by cutting $716 billion from the Medicare program over the next decade — which could reduce seniors’ access to care. One provision includes a 25 percent fee reduction for physicians who treat Medicare enrollees.
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HealthBlawg: Goodman’s plan for achieving affordable access to health care was mentioned in the Health Wonk Review at the HealthBlawg.
FOXBusiness.com: Encouraging private enterprise is the key to solving the jobs problem, not government intervention, said NCPA Senior Fellow David Ranson in a FOXBusiness.com piece.
FOXBusiness.com: NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal says that raising the full-time designation from 30 to 40 hours a week could drop the cost of labor and actually increase wages in a FOXBusiness.com piece.
US News and World Report: Widows should build a new context for their financial decisions which reinforces their new independence, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal in a US News & World Report article.
Investor’s Business Daily: The latest proposed regulatory change to Medicare would increase costs to both taxpayers and seniors while reducing the number of available drug plan choices, says Devon Herrick in a piece for Investor’s Business Daily.
Forbes: NCPA Distinguished Fellow Bob McTeer discusses the release of the FOMC transcripts and his time at the Federal Reserve in a Forbes commentary.
Townhall.com: Forcing doctors to stick solely to guidelines and protocols eliminates the possibility of personalized medicine, says Goodman in a Townhall.com commentary.
Managed Healthcare Executive: Cutting Medicare Advantage payments would diminish seniors’ options and benefits many have come to rely on, says NCAP Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Managed Healthcare Executive article.
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Psychology Today: Following up his congressional testimony, NCPA President John Goodman explained what each side has right – and wrong – about insurance and explains just how ObamaCare’s risk corridors work in a piece for Psychology Today.
Investment News: NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal utilized the State Tax Calculator to help seniors decide whether carrying a mortgage into retirement is worth the expense in an Investment News article.
FOXBusiness.com: The focus of the ACA enrollment debate should be if and when people are paying their premiums, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a FOXBusiness.com article. According to Herrick, it’ll be 3-5 months before we know whether people are consistently paying their premiums and keeping their insurance.
Nearly 39 million Medicare beneficiaries, including both seniors and the disabled, have subsidized drug coverage through the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. Of these, nearly 36 million individuals are enrolled in drug plans known as Medicare Part D. [See Figure I.]
Watchdog.org: Medicaid is taking in “more and more people that are less and less poor,” and its expansion in Virginia could reduce access to care for those most needy, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a piece from Watchdog.org.
Wisconsin has moved about two-thirds of its Medicaid enrollees into privately administered managed care plans, known as BadgerCare. However, the state has been very slow to move Medicaid enrollees into managed drug plans. Virtually all state Medicaid programs distribute some drugs on a fee-for-service (FFS) basis separately from enrollees’ health plans.
Oklahoma has moved most of its Medicaid enrollees into privately-administered managed care plans, under a program known as SoonerCare. The state should also move Medicaid enrollees to managed drug plans. Virtually all state Medicaid programs distribute some drugs on a fee-for-service (FFS) basis separately from any health plan.
Arkansas has moved most of its Medicaid enrollees into privately-administered managed care plans. Currently, half a million Arkansas beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care. This is equivalent to nearly 80 percent of the Medicaid population in Arkansas before the state expanded eligibility. However, the state has been very slow to move Medicaid enrollees to managed drug plans.