Inspector General Will Investigate Obama Administration for Discussing Koch Industries’ Tax Status

John McCormack The Weekly Standard 10/5/2010

The inspector general for tax administration at the Treasury Department will investigate the allegation that an Obama administration official may have improperly accessed and discussed private taxpayer information.

At an August 27 press briefing, a senior administration official, who appears to have been Austan Goolsbee, discussed the tax status […]

Hatch Criticizes Health Care ‘Shell Game’

October 16, 2009 The Heritage Foundation

The health care bill that emerged from the Senate Finance Committee this week will not pass the Senate in its current form if Democrat leadership comply with procedural rules, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told conservative bloggers on a conference call this morning. However, he expects the Democrats to abuse […]

More costs, less coverage: what a sales pitch!

By: CHRIS STIREWALT Political Editor Washington Examiner 10/13/09

The president and his fellow Democrats like to talk about being closer to the goal of universal health care than ever before, but what is being discussed in Congress isn’t really universal health care but rather a plan to regulate insurance companies and force Americans to buy […]

Baucus not worried about CBO score

by Jeffrey Young The Hill 10/6/2009

Senate Finance chairman expects panel to approve healthcare legislation in coming days after independent cost estimate.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) expects his committee will approve healthcare legislation in the coming days, saying an independent cost estimate won’t unhinge the bill’s progress.

The panel is waiting on […]

States Resist Medicaid Growth

Governors Fear For Their Budgets By Shailagh Murray Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, October 5, 2009

The nation’s governors are emerging as a formidable lobbying force as health-care reform moves through Congress and states overburdened by the recession brace for the daunting prospect of providing coverage to millions of low-income residents.

The legislation the Senate […]

Many Medical Devices Still Taxed Under Baucus Health Bill

A provision in the Democrats’ proposal to partially fund health care reform would tax medical devices and replacement parts like pacemakers, hearing aids and porcelain teeth, worrying critics who say the higher costs will be passed on to consumers.

By Maxim Lott Friday, October 02, 2009

Tucked into the Democrats’ proposal to partially fund […]