Tag Archives: White House

The problem in Washington: Is it really Capitol Hill?

The latest news about the Internal Revenue Service does nothing to comfort those who have to routinely interact with the agency, but it does seem to tie in with other behaviors by the Obama administration, regardless of whether anyone at…


The device tax repeal effort: RIP

I come not to praise the effort to repeal the device tax, or even to criticize it. I’m just here to give it a proper burial because it has been one heck of an effort. Industry continues to assert it…


Berwick out, but to anyone’s surprise?

Donald Berwick’s tenure at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services was brief, but should come as no shock to anyone who knows how the former physician came to the job. What’s stunning is how many believe the Obama administration…


Three clichés that make my skin crawl

Ah, clichés. They’re the stuff life is made of, eh? There’s always the danger of resorting to them in my line of work. When I see them in my own copy, I feel a little like Harvey Korman’s character in…


Obama, House propose cuts to healthcare as part of deficit reduction plans

President Barack Obama unveiled his deficit reduction plan last week, calling for a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes that the White House claims would cut federal deficits by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without gutting popular…