“The Veterans Health Administration shows how incompetent the federal government is when it comes to making medicine a patient-centered enterprise.”

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“Kaiser Health Network’s Julie Appleby has a story in today’s Washington Post on the ‘foursome of longtime industry watchdogs’ who will be leading the health bill’s implementation efforts at [HHS’s] new Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight…headed by former Missouri insurance commissioner Jay Angoff. Bob Goldberg recently profiled Angoff in the American Spectator, observing that ‘Angoff’s tenure in both Missouri and New Jersey is associated with driving out health insurers and driving premiums sky high.'”

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ObamaCare is poised to become another runaway entitlement program. Once the Congressional Budget Office’s cost-estimate is adjusted to reflect things for which it wasn’t allowed to make allowances — such as the omission of the “doc fix,” the CLASS Act gimmick, and the double-counting of money siphoned out of Medicare — it is clear that ObamaCare would raise costs, raise deficits, and reduce access to high-quality care for millions of Medicare recipients and other Americans.

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