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An Unpaid Doc Fix

Consumer Power Report #459 In a bipartisan vote this week, the Senate undid the longtime Sustainable Growth Rate can-kick for a more permanent fix – but one that is not paid for by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the Senate rejected an opportunity to require the increased payments to physicians be paid for: Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee had introduced a potential amendment to the bill that would have subjected the bill to spending rules known as pay-as-you-go, which would have required...

Commentary: Two Cheers for Ryan Health Plan

On the eve of the Supreme Court hearing of King v. Burwell, three House Republican leaders—Paul Ryan (WI), John Kline (MN), and Fred Upton (MI)—unveiled an important new alternative to Obamacare. The plan would do two important things: The proposal would abolish the individual and employer mandates to purchase health insurance, and it would give everyone purchasing insurance in the individual market a fixed-sum, refundable tax credit to buy health insurance of their own choosing. I would give...

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