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Medicare Home Health Benefits, CMS Cuts to the Program: What Does it Mean for Seniors and Women?

Policy • March 5, 2014

What is the Issue? Approximately 3.5 million of the oldest, sickest, and poorest Medicare beneficiaries receive care at home. Yet, on November 22, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a regulation that went into effect on January 1, 2014 and is projected to significantly impact this vulnerable population and their access …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Medicare Part D, CMS Recent Regulations, and Their Impact — What Does it Mean for Seniors?

Policy • February 26, 2014

Senior health care is covered by Medicare and its four programs, including Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit program.  According to CRS, in 2012, 62 percent of Medicare-eligible seniors participated in Part D.[1] Over the last ten years, the Medicare Part D program has performed better than expected.  According to recent statistics, the estimated …

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Fast Facts on the Regulatory Burden

Policy • February 25, 2014

Fast Facts: The Regulatory Burden The estimated cost of federal regulations in the United States is $1.806 trillion annually, a figure that amounts to 11.6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).[1] In 2013 alone, federal regulators imposed an additional $112 billion in indirect costs to the economy.[2] In addition, the paperwork burden rose …

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Health Care > Health Care

The Latest Delay

Communications • February 11, 2014

What You Need to Know Since July 2013, the President has UNILATERALLY delayed parts of his own health care law at least 23 times. Obamacare IS causing business to cut back hiring and this latest delay if further evidence of that. A recent survey from the Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association found, “a …

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Jobs > Health Care > Energy | Health Care | Jobs and the Economy

February Brings Bad News for the President

Communications • February 4, 2014

Today’s CBO report highlighting the damage the President’s health care law will do combined with the recent State Department report clearing the way for the Keystone XL Pipeline indicate that the President is in for another rough month. Obamacare A brand new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)states that Obamacare will reduce the number …

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Security > Foreign Policy

Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – President Obama’s Foreign Policy Strategy: Leading From Behind

Policy • January 29, 2014

Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – President Obama’s Foreign Policy Strategy: Leading From Behind  As President Obama delivered the State of the Union, minds undoubtedly reflected on the state of America in the international community.  A partial review of the President’s foreign policy record reveals disturbing trends: naiveté; failure to appreciate and adapt …

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Accountability > Oversight

Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The President’s Constitutional Duty to Enforce Existing Laws

Policy • January 29, 2014

The Constitution clearly establishes the role of Congress to write our nation’s laws.  In turn, the President’s responsibility, according to Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, is “to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”  However, the Obama Administration has repeatedly failed to enforce Acts of Congress due to policy disagreements with enacted …

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Health Care > Health Care

Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – America Can’t Afford Another Year of Obamacare

Policy • January 28, 2014

As the President attempts to restore his credibility, Americans cannot forget the past year of broken promises, website failures, fewer doctors, and higher premiums – particularly for our nation’s youth. America can expect more of the same in 2014. Website Failures The cancellations came on top of the Administration’s refusal to heed the warning signs …

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Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The Country Cannot Afford Another “Year of Action,” The President’s Failed Economy

Policy • January 27, 2014

The President promises us a “Year of Action.”  But, the nation has had four plus years of government action, including an $800 billion stimulus package, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, an EPA regulatory agenda that is putting industries out of business, and record trillion-plus dollar deficits. But, what has that meant for Americans?  The nation is in the …

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Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The President’s “Year of Action,” The Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Increases

Policy • January 27, 2014

As the economy continues to struggle to create jobs and improve economic opportunity, the Administration continues to push an increase in the federal minimum wage.  Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.[1]  Yet, what these proponents fail to talk …

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