I was pretty sure that when Paul Ryan got tapped to be Robin to Mitt Romney's Batman, it meant we were in for some serious budget talk. Instead, it's meant we've spent a lot of time talking about Medicare. Which is odd. Because Paul Ryan’s budget isn’t that focused on Medicare. And that’s even truer for Mitt Romney’s budget.
While it's clear that health care spending, including Medicare and Medicaid, is growing at an alarming rate that threatens other priorities, I don't think the evidence supports the view that Social Security is doing the same
Some legal experts now wonder if the precedent set by Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare could eventually be used to weaken U.S. air pollution rules. If the court was willing to rein in a proposed Medicaid expansion, couldn't it rein in the Clean Air Act too?
The states that get the best deal under the law are states like Texas, which have stingy Medicaid programs right now. And that gets to an irony of the health- care law: Red states have, in general, done less than blue states to cover their residents, so they’re going to get a sweeter deal under the terms of the Affordable Care Act.