Critics of the Iran nuclear deal have hinged their opposition on the premise that the alternative to the unpleasant concessions to Iran’s unpleasant regime is the mythical “better deal.” Like the mythical Obamacare alternative, the “better deal” has none of the bad stuff contained in the actual Iran deal required... More »
Picking winners and lots of losers
(August 31, 2015 02:18 AM, by David Henderson) I spent part of Sunday catching up on Wall Street Journals that had piled up when I was at my cottage in Canada. Some highlights, in chronological order. 1. "ObamaCare Undercover," August 1-2, 2015 (July 31 on-line). Highlight: Last year... (0 COMMENTS)
OBAMACARE III: This Time It’s Personal.
As health care costs rise a bit faster than recent years, look for more health plans offered by employers and on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act to pare their lists of doctor and hospital choices for 2016. Health insurers are already disclosing plans to maintain their business on government [...]
Dodd-Frank. ObamaCare. And most recently, Social Security, on the occasion of its 80th birthday this month. All have been blasted of late, if not since inception. And in each case, the charge is the same: Complexity. Overcomplexity - an accusation also leveled at the tax code, the criminal code, and just about every set of US government rules. Show More Summary
Careful guys, your callousness is showing. The Obamacare "replacement" plans put foward last week by presidential would-bes Scott Walker and Marco Rubio have one major thing, and very Republican, thing in common: they hurt poor and middle-income Americans at the expense of the rich. Show More Summary
America has lost its collective mind. Though there are still plenty of battles to fight (universal reciprocity, Obamacare, illegal immigration, voter ID laws), too many Americans are focused on the
In today’s Manchester Union-Leader, I explain the eerie resemblance that the health care plans advanced by presidential candidates Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) bear to ObamaCare: The centerpiece of both “replace” plans is a refundable tax credit for health insurance. Show More Summary
The latest monthly tracking poll from Kaiser Family Foundation shows an incremental but definite increase in the law's popularity, though it's still just at 43 percent, nationally. But here's a possible sign that its popularity is on the upswing, coming out of New Hampshire. Show More Summary
Can combining Planned Parenthood defunding with yet another Obamacare repeal convince enough of Speaker John Boehner's problem children in the House—and Ted Cruz!—to not shutdown government? Leadership seems to think so. Here's the big...Show More Summary
It is looking more and more as if the Cadillac tax is not a tax on very rich and excess health plans but on everyman plans, and cuts are coming to many.
After Obamacare, Democrats throughout the country saw themselves booted out of office, from State House to the Governor’s office to Congress. Yet they are willing to jump off the cliff for Obama again. Here's why.
Nevada Health CO-OP, a nonprofit insurer created by the Affordable Care Act and federally funded to offer health coverage through the Nevada Health Link marketplace, said Wednesday that it cannot make enough money to stay in business after Jan. Show More Summary
The WGA East today called for all union health plans to be exempted from the Affordable Care Act's so-called "Cadillac Tax," a 40% nondeductible excise tax that is scheduled to go into effect in 2018 on employers who provide high-end health benefits to their workers. In comments filed today with the IRS and the U.S. Show More Summary
The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Marco Rubio described a hypothetical Detroit business owner with 10 employees as facing higher costs under the Affordable Care Act, saying the man was considering moving one employee...Show More Summary
Sure, that's a 'dog bites man' headline, for reasons I've expanded on at greater length here, here, and here. Massive "Affordable" Care...
As the Free Beacon noted: A nonprofit insurer in Nevada created by Obamacare to present competition to already established insurance carriers will close at the end of the year after reporting tens of millions in operating losses. The Las...Show More Summary
A New York doctor reveals what the media won't.
THE CRONY LIFE: Obamacare Gives Big Windfall To Insurance Companies As Quality of Healthcare Declines.