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Topic - Michael Cannon
Medicare paid $11.7 million dollars for prescription drugs to prisoners because there was no oversight at the federal program to stop it, a new watchdog report has found.
Justin Wilson will return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2014 IndyCar season.
After the Obamacare fiasco, the Health and Human Services Department must be a glass-half-empty kind of place. Just ask the folks at Medicare, who wasted $24.2 million paying for partly used vials of a type of breast cancer medicine.
Given Tuesday's results, it's unlikely Obamacare can be stopped at the federal level. Polls show a majority wants to see the health care takeover law repealed, but the path to accomplish this goal just became a lot more complicated.
When Congress was writing the health care bill, lawmakers insisted the individual mandate that consumers buy insurance was backed up by a penalty, not a tax. On Monday, that decision came back to bite them.
When Congress was writing the health-care bill, lawmakers insisted the individual mandate that consumers buy insurance was backed up by a penalty, not a tax. On Monday, that decision came back to bite them.
Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said.
Sheila Schuller Coleman has been affirmed as lead pastor at the Crystal Cathedral megachurch, replacing her father Robert H. Schuller.
Michael Cannon, a health policy analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, said that sometimes government officials aren't as motivated to fix fiscal problems in programs like Medicare because it's the taxpayers who are footing the bill.
"There's no effective way to stop these improper payments, because no one really has any incentive," Mr. Cannon told The Washington Times this week. "It's all someone else's money, so nobody cares to prevent fraud as much as they should."