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  • As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing

    As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing
    The Treasury Department has started taking steps to extend the federal government's borrowing ability as the U.S. hits its debt limit again Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told lawmakers Friday. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew urged...
  • Q&A: Why Affordable Care Act costs continue to fall

    Q&A: Why Affordable Care Act costs continue to fall
    As the Supreme Court considers the fate of government subsidies to millions of consumers receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a nonpartisan budget analysis found Monday that projected costs of President Obama's signature healthcare program...
  • Shopping for Obamacare in Pa. puts price pressure on insurers

    Shopping for Obamacare in Pa. puts price pressure on insurers
    The high rate of "shopping" in Pennsylvania during the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has ratcheted up competition among insurance companies and will help to keep rate hikes in check, according to the U.S. Department of Health...
  • Obamacare's projected costs continue to tumble, report says

    Five years after Obamacare became law, the projected costs continue to tumble, according to a nonpartisan report released Monday. Costs of providing healthcare under the Affordable Care Act are projected to be almost one-third less than what had been...
  • Isakson vows to ease 40-mile limit on VA Choice Card

    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), new chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, promises to push for two critical changes to soften a restrictive 40-mile rule on user eligibility under the VA Choice Card program. If Isakson succeeds, thousands...
  • Is dynamic scoring good policy?: Front Burner

    Is dynamic scoring good policy?: Front Burner
    Recently, while most Americans weren't paying attention, the U.S. House executed a significant shift in policy that could affect how much the 114th Congress taxes, spends and borrows. The shift came in a rule change, adopted after a vigorous debate...
  • Yes: History and economics justify change: Front Burner

    Yes: History and economics justify change: Front Burner
    I have never met an economist (conservative, liberal, Marxist, vegetarian or radical libertarian) who disagrees with the proposition that when the price of something changes, human behavior is impacted. The two most fundamental propositions in economics,...
  • No: Problems afflict measurement tool: Front Burner

    No: Problems afflict measurement tool: Front Burner
    In January, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives of the new Congress adopted a rule that requires the nonpartisan official scorekeepers — the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation —...
  • Florida will suffer if ACA is undermined

    Florida will suffer if ACA is undermined
    One of the bogus arguments in support of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court today is that King v. Burwell does not seek to undermine the Affordable Care Act. In fact, it does, and Florida will suffer great harm if the justices agree with those...
  • Ruling against health law would hurt state: Editorial

    Ruling against health law would hurt state: Editorial
    Today the future of the Affordable Care Act is on the line once again at the U.S. Supreme Court. So is health care for millions of Americans, including 1.6 million Floridians. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, backed by groups that oppose Obamacare,...
  • Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices

    Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices
    Costco's deal to replace American Express with Visa as its exclusive credit-card company highlights an economic principle that should surprise no one. Consumers benefit when a business uses its market power to negotiate lower prices and passes along the...