| Feb 26, 2014
Ron Unz knows his way around the California ballot. He ran for governor against Pete Wilson in the GOP primary 20 years ago. He lost big, but four years later he won with his Proposition 227, which altered California schools by effectively ending...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- Most business economists believe the Federal Reserve's controversial bond-buying stimulus program has helped boost the recovery, but differ on the effects of the healthcare reform law and other policies by President Obama and Congress,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:09 PM
WASHINGTON -- Increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cause the loss of about 500,000 jobs but would boost earnings for about 16.5 million low-wage workers, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
The report said that most low-...
| Mar 3, 2014
The headline to this piece has been corrected, as explained below.
Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on anything related to the 2010 healthcare law, but they may come together soon on a crucial fix to the nation's largest federal...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office.
The government's reduction...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close.
An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The Congressional Budget Office is out with its latest report on the Affordable Care Act, and here are a few bottom lines:
— The ACA is cheaper than it expected.
— It will "markedly increase" the number of Americans with health insurance....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:26 PM
In my column Wednesday, I argued that this fall’s congressional election campaign won’t focus solely on Obamacare, even though some Republican candidates say they think that’s the way to win.
But wait, I hear you ask: Doesn’t the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President Obama put forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A day or so of careful reading and cogitation by the media has begun to turn the tide on what had been the Congressional Budget Office's most widely misunderstood finding about the Affordable Care Act.
It is now recognized that, no, the CBO didn't say...