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    Congress can’t keep its hands off MLB

    In 2005, the House Committee on Government Reform conducting hearings on alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) by Major League Baseball players.  The hearings made for good theatre – Sammy Sosa apparently required a translator, Rafael Palmeiro claimed innocence (but later tested positive for PEDs), Mark McGuire repeatedly used…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2011
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    Death of Obamacare: Coming Soon

    Now that the Obama Administration and opponents of Obamacare are asking the Supreme Court to hear the challenges to Obamacare (plus the split in the Circuit Courts), it is even more likely that we will get an answer very soon (by June, 2012) as to whether the individual mandate is…
    Daren Bakst, September 30, 2011
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    Medicaid Gets Deeper Discounts for Drugs Than Medicaid

    The Office of the Inspector General for HHS released a report indicating that Medicaid gets deeper discounts on many prescription drugs than Medicare. Much of this is attributed to Medicaid getting its discounts through health-related laws. Medicare, on the other hand, negotiates prices with private insurers and…
    Nicole Fisher, August 16, 2011