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  • Ron Unz, a mo' money man on the minimum wage

    Ron Unz, a mo' money man on the minimum wage
    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...
  • Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery

    Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery
    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,...
  • Higher minimum wage would reduce jobs but increase incomes, CBO says

    Higher minimum wage would reduce jobs but increase incomes, CBO says
    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-...
  • Fixing the way Medicare doctors are paid

    Fixing the way Medicare doctors are paid
    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...
  • Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog

    Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog
    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...
  • Obama not getting through with good news about health care

    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...
  • More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows

    More U.S. consumers are seeking medical care, report shows
    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...
  • Why the new CBO report on Obamacare is good news

    Why the new CBO report on Obamacare is good news
    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....
  • Obamacare not a job killer. But is it still a campaign issue?

    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...
  • Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

    Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal
    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...
  • Health official says 7.5 million Americans now signed up for Obamacare

    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. Sebelius' announcement...
  • 'Job-lock' and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare

    'Job-lock' and the Republican dilemma over Obamacare
    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...