Friday, January 30, 2015

Health Care

Wall Street Journal | Obama to Lay Out $215 Million Precision-Medicine Plan
President Obama is expected to detail on Friday an ambitious scientific effort to amass genetic data on one million or more Americans, with an eye toward unearthing disease causes and speeding drug discovery.
Wall Street Journal | Republicans to Block Legislative Fix to Health-Care Law
Congressional Republicans say they won’t move to preserve consumers’ health insurance tax credits if the Supreme Court strikes them down, raising the stakes in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

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Forbes | Why Is Obamacare Such A Mess? There Was No Adult In The Room When It Passed
During the last election, I don’t believe there was a single Democratic television ad in any contested race that bragged about president Obama’s singular achievement: The Affordable Care Act – AKA Obamacare. The public doesn’t like it. The politicians who passed it aren’t defending it. So why do we have it?
Wall Street Journal | Failing Up in ObamaCare
So what does it take to ruin your reputation around Washington these days? The question comes to mind after learning that one of the capitol’s most corrupt bureaucracies has decided to hire one of its most incompetent contractors—and the answer explains a lot about accountability in government.