Foundation

Issue Brief 

CBO’s “Extremely Uncertain” Score of IPAB Shouldn’t Impede Repeal

by Demian Brady / /

Several Representatives have cited a $17.5B "cost" for repealing IPAB but fail to note CBO's disclaimer of the estimate.


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Blog 

CBO’s Medicaid Estimate Missed Badly

by Demian Brady / /

Study finds that CBO's Medicaid estimate was off by $232 billion.
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Research 

How Much Could Be Saved By Slowing Medicaid's Growth to 3 Percent?

by Demian Brady / /

Ohio Governor John Kasich faced some controversy for the way he pushed through an expansion of Medicaid enrollment in the Buckeye State. Under the Affordable Care Act, states that expand Medicaid will receive a 100 percent match from the federal governmen
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Blog 

Recovery Audit Contractor Program Saves Medicare from Itself

by Allyson Clawson / /

​On June 23rd, our friends at Citizens Against Government Waste hosted a panel discussion about the importance of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program in regard to Medicare. This program is essential to cutting out inefficient methods and mon
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Five Percent of Enrollees Account for Half of Medicaid's Cost

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that a small share of Medicaid recipients represent nearly half of the program's cost.
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayer's Tab: Health Care Fraud: A $272 Billion Malady

by Dan Barrett / /

The Department of Health and Human Services has anti-fraud measures in place now, which helped recover $4 billion in bogus payments last year (a record high). However, taxpayers are still losing almost $272 billion to fraudulent payments as complicated re
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayer's Tab: $1 Billion for Ethanol Pumps

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Students graduating from high school have a number of career options available to them. Many go directly into the workforce, gaining applied experience in their field of choice, while others choose to continue their learning in formalized institutions and
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