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  • Backgrounder posted November 10, 2010 by Lanhee Chen, Ph.D. How Obamacare Burdens Already Strained State Budgets

    Abstract: A growing number of state budgets are in danger of collapsing under multibillion-dollar deficits—and are about to be burdened with billions more in costs imposed by the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Huge numbers of additional Medicaid enrollees and associated administrative costs will force states to raise taxes, go into even deeper…

  • Backgrounder posted August 26, 2003 by Lanhee Chen, Ph.D. What Seniors Will Lose with a Universal Medicare Drug Entitlement

    Millions of American seniors have worked hard their entire lives in the belief that they would receive health insurance benefits, including coverage for prescription drugs, from their employer after retirement. But if Congress does create a universal Medicare drug entitlement based on bills now before a House-Senate conference, the retiree drug coverage many seniors…

  • Commentary posted July 21, 2003 by Lanhee Chen, Ph.D. A Drug Benefit…Without the Benefit

    "A sense of threat and gloom now hangs over prospects for a Medicare prescription drug benefit," Morton Kondracke writes in Roll Call newspaper. Small wonder: Seniors are beginning to sense that the legislation Congress recently passed won't help them much.   They're right. In fact, for many, things would get worse.                 About three out…

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