Category Archives: CMS BS

TAVENNER ORDERED CMS SPOKESPERSON TO DELETE INCRIMINATING EMAILS

Last Monday I wrote a column in the American Spectator about Marilyn Tavenner’s convenient inability to produce some emails that had been subpoenaed by congressional investigators. The story was that she had inadvertently deleted them. Well, it would appear that the lady was lying like a carpet: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent [...]

TAVENNER: TRANSPARENCY FOR THEE BUT NOT FOR ME

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the ironic fact that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails subpoenaed by Congress oversees Obamacare’s physician transparency program: It has been widely reported that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails requested by congressional investigators is Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

KING BARACK REWRITES OBAMACARE… AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss His Majesty’s latest illegal decree: Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient [...]

MEET SYLVIA BURWELL, THE TITANIC’S NEW CAPTAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss some interesting features of Sylvia Burwell’s background that the legacy media have failed to report: The establishment media have made much of Burwell’s long career in government, pointing out that it goes back to the 1990s when she served under President Clinton in various capacities, including Deputy Chief of [...]

DRUG RATIONING FOR SENIORS BEGINS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss an under-reported and ominous proposal by the Beltway bureaucrats who run Medicare: Since passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, seniors enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program have been guaranteed access to “all or substantially all” of the drugs in several classes of pharmaceuticals. President Obama’s health [...]

OBAMA SHAFTS POOR AND MINORITY SENIORS AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the new cuts to Medicare Advantage proposed by the Obama administration. No, I’m not talking about the $200 billion Obamacare cuts that have been so controversial. These are brand new cuts that CMS unveiled a couple of weeks ago: If President Obama’s rhetoric on domestic policy can be said [...]

HERE’S YOUR 21-PAGE OBAMACARE APP

Before the era of Obamacare, it was well-known among the informed that a significant percentage of the fabled uninsured were eligible for Medicaid and other types of assistance, but were just too lazy to apply. What do you think these people are going to do when confronted with this bureaucrat-spawned morass?

OBAMA’S LATEST PLAN TO SNOOKER SENIORS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the latest scam the Obama administration has cooked up to hide the massive cuts ObamaCare makes in the Medicare Advantage program: For years, the President and his congressional accomplices have been telling us that the Medicare Advantage (MA) program is too costly … This canard was the pretext for [...]

STOP IT, YOU’RE KILLING ME

Those knuckleheads over at Think Progress actually believe the latest BS from CMS about how ObamaCare will save the taxpayers $200 billion: Medicare’s largest savings come from “cuts to doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as private insurance companies,” which amounts to more than $150 billion. The ACA will also save seniors roughly $59.4 [...]

DONALD BERWICK’S REPLACEMENT, MARILYN TAVENNER, IS A WOMAN WITH A PAST

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the interesting past of the woman Obama has nominated to replace Donald Berwick at CMS. During the President’s first address before a joint session of Congress he made the following pledge: We will root out the waste, fraud, and abuse in our Medicare program that doesn’t make our seniors [...]