Harry Reid Tied to Medicare Fraudster

Harry Reid, Soloman Melgen.

Remember Saloman Melgen? He is the Florida ophthalmologist and major Democratic donor whose relationship with Senator Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) prompted a federal investigation amid allegations that the Senator accepted and failed to report inappropriate gifts from Melgen and used his influence in Congress to protect Melgen’s financial interests in the Dominican Republican.

Melgen is back in the news after a Wall Street Journal lawsuit revealed that he was the single largest recipient of Medicare reimbursements in 2012, collecting more than $20 million from the federal government that year.

Medicare Disadvantage

Poll: Mark Pryor may face trouble in reelection bid over Obamacare support
Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) / AP

Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) could face a Medicare Advantage problem in his Arkansas reelection bid, according to a new poll released by the American Action Network.

A Double Whammy for Obamacare

Analysis: New regulations strengthen federal control of America’s healthcare system
Obamacare supporter rally

A pair of recent regulations highlights the administration’s desire to undermine the private healthcare market and strengthen the government’s grip over healthcare in America.

Dem Donor Added to HHS ‘Most Wanted Fugitives’ List

Calif. doctor who’s given thousands to DNC and Obama fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid
New Obamacare tax will raise premiums for families and hurt small businesses

The Department of Health and Human Services added a high-dollar Democratic donor to its list of most-wanted fugitives on Friday in connection with a widespread scheme of alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Factcheck: Obamacare and the State of the Union

Obama's misleading description of his health plan
President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. / AP

President Barack Obama spoke glowingly of Obamacare during his State of the Union address to Congress. However, on closer examination, many of the president’s statements on the Affordable Care Act turn out to be misleading and lacking context. Here are five of the president’s most important points on health care, along with explanations of the greater context.