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Dem Rep Murphy: Democrats Fighting for Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) stated Democrats “are fighting to allow Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices and for more transparency into price hikes.” Transcript as Follows: “Hi, my name is Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shows a thumbs up to President Donald Trump during an executive order signing as Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta look on during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White …

Pinkerton: Back to the Future — Generous 1990s Block Grants Show GOP Path to Obamacare Repeal and Replace

The future of Obamacare repeal and replace lies with the GOP’s past success in converting federal welfare funds into block grants that allow governors to tailor the funds to their own local needs. However, like welfare reform in the 1990s, healthcare reform today will only succeed if it demonstrates that it can improve lives and not just reduce spending. The flesh-and-blood well-being of folks is more meaningful to people than abstract budget numbers showing a deficit reduction.

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Finland Tests Plan to Replace Welfare State

Finland is launching a “radical experiment” to see if a simple monthly payment can replace the nation’s ever-expanding tangle of welfare programs.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Ryan addressed the continuing sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by members of the House Democratic caucus during his remarks. (Photo by

Paul Ryan’s Legislation Could Ensure Trump’s Success

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has promised conservatives for years that he would be able to deliver on his promises to fix the entitlement system, reform the tax code, pay off the national debt and repeal Obamacare once a Republican was president.

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Sen. Menendez Faces Federal Corruption Trial, Unless Supreme Court Intervenes

WASHINGTON—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has lost his final opportunity for a federal appeals court to spare him from multiple corruption indictments, leaving him with only the hope of an intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid a trial on 22 felonies that could send him to prison for years.

In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Physicians Predict ‘BREXIT’ From Medicare

According to a Medscape Medical News survey, four of 10 physicians in solo or small group practices say the new payment system under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will lead to many physicians dropping out as Medicare providers because of its “punishing penalties,” the survey notes.

The National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, is seen on the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 44th Street on August 1, 2011 in New York City.

Analysis: Long-Term Debt Crisis Is Even Worse Than CBO’s Dire Predictions

The Freedom Partners Institute, a right-leaning nonprofit organization, argues the CBO’s projections “fail to take the complete economic forecast into account” by not including intra-governmental debt, that is, money owed to trust funds like Social Security and Medicare.

hree women hold signs supporting social security and medicare as thousands of activists march during the 'One Nation Working Together' rally on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, DC, October 2, 2010. The protest, bringing together hundreds of predominately-liberal groups that support the Democrats, …

Americans Who Opt Out of Medicare Must Forfeit Social Security Benefits

Unelected bureaucrats recently proposed the imposition of a new rule that would affect all Medicare Part B providers and nearly all Medicare drugs. Such bureaucrats, however, have been operating for years, forcing Americans onto government-run healthcare under pain of loss of Social Security benefits.

In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Nationwide Medicare Drug Funding Cuts Decided By Unelected Bureaucrats

The Medicare drug payment rule is significant in several ways, perhaps most important of which is that it is yet another Obama use of the “administrative state,” sometimes referred to as the fourth branch of government, to “make” laws. Once again, as with Obamacare, illegal immigration, and, most recently, gender ideology executive action – to name just a few – Obama and his deputies are attempting an end run around Congress, “making” laws for Americans.