Archive for May, 2011

Medicare Plan to Link Cost to Performance Rankles Hospitals

The government plans to reward hospitals that hold down costs and penalize those whose patients prove most expensive.

Surprise New York Victory Invigorates Democrats

After Democrats won a special election dominated by Medicare, analysts predict a more competitive race next year for control of the House.

Surprise Victory in N.Y. Gives House Democrats Hope in 2012

After Democrats won a special election dominated by Medicare, analysts predict a more competitive race next year for control of the House.

Surprise Victory in N.Y. Gives House Democrats Hope in 2012

After Democrats won a special election dominated by Medicare, analysts predict a more competitive race next year for control of the House.

Rep. Paul Ryan’s Dubious Sales Pitch

A plan to privatize Medicare will hurt beneficiaries, no matter what analogies he cites.

Passive in the Senate

Democrats are too afraid of political risk to put forward bold thinking of their own.

OP-ED COLUMNIST; Endangered Ryan-os

Democrats aim at a Republican weak spot.

Don’t Scorn Paul Ryan

However wrongheaded his Medicare plan, at least he’s facing the problem.

Endangered Ryan-os

Democrats aim at a Republican weak spot.

When Medicare Spending Is Wasteful

Readers respond to a recent op-ed about Medicare.

Pawlenty (Sort Of) Endorses Ryan Plan

Tim Pawlenty said he would propose his own Medicare plan, but conceded that if Representative Paul D. Ryan’s plan came to his desk as president, he would sign it.

Medicare Survival Guide

The two-step process to reducing the federal debt without committing political suicide.

A New York Upset: The Medicare Election

A response to an article about Kathy Hochel’s victory in a Republican district.

Medicare and Mediscares

Paul Ryan had reason to be upset after a Democrat won Tuesday’s election in New York’s 26th Congressional District. He’s experienced quite a comedown.

Video: Was the Special Election a Bellwether?

What the Democrat’s upset in New York could mean for the fight over Medicare.