I have no idea what the nonprofit community would do without Rick Cohen of the Nonprofit Quarterly: if there’s an issue affecting nonprofits he’ll have a fresh and useful perspective on it, and this article about the Community Health Needs Assessments required by the Affordable Care Act is no exception. What struck me most was [...]
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I’m a little surprised that Mark hasn’t beaten me to the punch on this: a helluva speech by the President. My personal favorite moment was when he noted that defending Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid “does not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.” [...]
Keith Hennessey has a long piece noting that a debt limit fight is bad politics and bad economics, that prioritization won’t work and that Republicans should instead fight it out around the sequester and the continuing resolution that is funding the government. It is a reasonable strategy that reduces the chance of economic calamity, while [...]
Aaron Carroll highlights the hypocrisy of House Republicans saying ‘we have to cut Medicare’ and then adopting rules for the 113th Congress that say they will ignore the work of IPAB, whose purpose is, you guessed it, to cut the cost of Medicare if it rises faster than GDP + 1%. I have no idea [...]
The CLASS act went from the ranks of the walking dead to the dead and buried. This worthy, imperfect effort at least deserves some mourners at the funeral.
I won’t vote for Senator Mark Kirk. But his simple words today command respect.
Warren Buffet has a piece to today’s NYT calling for higher taxes and disputing the notion that this will reduce investment. Matt Miller (@mattmillernow) noted this morning via twitter that the most consequential aspect of Buffet’s piece is his call for federal spending to be capped at 21% of GDP.
Want to cut wasteful federal spending? Negotiate drug prices under Medicare Part D.
Jim Capretta and Yuval Levin have a piece in yesterday’s WSJ arguing that the implementation of Obamacare is still uncertain, and suggesting states should not move to set up exchanges. Their primary argument is that talk of inevitability of the law’s implementation is designed to force states to move ahead, and they are trying to [...]