There’s a trio of Republican senators on Monday unveiled a sweeping alternative proposal they say would gut the law’s mandates and taxes while preserving consumer protections. Government has no business in healthcare to begin with. Had they left all alone, most of us would still have coverage.
Sen. Tom Coburn says he’s in favor of federal health officials’ plans to stop illegal immigrants from collecting Medicare-related benefits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to block illegal immigrants from collecting benefits through Medicare’s prescription drug program or enrolling in the service’s Advantage plans.
When is congress going to get off their butts, and stop the corruption? Oh wait, they can’t as they are all involved. Democratic senators appeared to gloss over new allegations — as well as an internal investigation — against a Homeland Security nominee, voting Wednesday to advance his nomination over the stiff objections of Republicans. Alejandro Mayorkas, tapped for the No. 2 position at the Department of Homeland Security, and others are facing an inspector general probe over allegations they helped a company with ties to Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe secure visas for investors. Adding to the controversy, The Washington Times reported overnight that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reached out to Mayorkas to help speed along visas for foreign investors of a politically connected casino hotel in Las Vegas.
On Sunday Sen Tom Coburn said last week’s dinner meeting with President Barack Obama about the federal budget and sequestration might lead to a turning point in a “dysfunctional” Washington D.C.
In a report published earlier this week, some $4.5 billion has been inappropriately applied to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, including benefits that were administered to 2,000 dead people in New York and Massachusetts.