Nicole Fisher


Posts by Nicole Fisher (page 2)

  • Jindal’s Stance on Health Insurance Exchanges Splits Scholars

    Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal is causing much debate within and between center-right experts and legislators. I for one welcome the discussion and debate. It keeps us all up-to-date on health reform progression and reminds us daily how important these decisions are in keeping our citizens happy and healthy. http://biggovernment.com/kmooney/2011/08/07/gov-jindals-opposition-to-health-care-exchanges-splits-libertarian-and-conservative-scholars/…
    Nicole Fisher, August 9, 2011
  • Debt Deal Could Impact Health Reform

    The health reform bill, also known as ObamaCare, could see millions, if not billions, of dollars in funding disappear thanks to the recent debt ceiling agreement. If the newly created super committee required to make spending cuts of at least $1.2 trillion over the next ten years cannot do so,…
    Nicole Fisher, August 4, 2011
  • Government Will Have to Pay for 1/2 of all Health Care Costs By 2020

    A new government report estimates that, “Total health care spending is expected to nearly double to $4.6 trillion in 2020, from $2.6 trillion in 2010. Health care spending per capita is forecast to increase to $13,708 in 2020 from $8,327 in 2010.” These kinds of estimations are made annually, but this is the…
    Nicole Fisher, July 29, 2011
  • Medicaid-CHIP Fail to Provide Access & Quality for Children

    Recent studies and journal publications have confirmed what many enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have been saying for years: that they receive worse care than individuals and families with other kinds of health insurance. This is a devastating revelation for the parents of…
    Nicole Fisher, July 27, 2011
  • HHS Lays Out Rules For Consumer-Controlled Health Insurance Plans

    On Monday the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced new rules for consumer-controlled health insurance plans called “Consumer Oriented and Operated Plans” (also known as co-ops). The new rules from HHS indicate that co-ops could receive funds from the federal government to increase competition and potentially…
    Nicole Fisher, July 19, 2011
  • Where is the President’s Medicare Reform Plan????

    The White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said in an interview Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week that Medicare will run out of money within five years without large reform. The transcript can be found here. This interview communicated particularly interesting wording given that House Speaker John Boehner released…
    Nicole Fisher, July 11, 2011
  • Entitlement Programs Turn 45… and No One Celebrated

    The Medicare and Medicaid programs were established by Title XIX of the Social Security Act and signed into law on July 30, 1965. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library with former President Truman (the champion of both causes)…
    Nicole Fisher, July 5, 2011
  • Looks like DHHS is just making it up as they go along…

    A recent piece in The Daily Caller addressing DHHS and Medicaid Health Care Waivers confirms something many of us have been thinking for years: that the Obama administration is just making things up as they go along… http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/07/obamacare-waivers-werent-in-original-law-appearance-of-political-favors-persists/…
    Nicole Fisher, June 27, 2011