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Take Action: Obamacare Architect Says it’s Passage Relied on the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’

A key person behind the crafting of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says getting it passed relied on a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter.” MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber made the comments during a 2013 panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania. A video of his remarks just […]

Obamacare Goes Back on Trial: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ACA Tax Subsidies Challenge

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to rule on he Obamacare case King v. Burwell, which asks whether the ext of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act forbids the granting of tax credits to individuals who purchased health insurance on health care exchanges operated by the federal government. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Remains Silent on Obamacare Tax Subsidy Challenge

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

On July 22 of this year, two federal appellate courts issued clashing decisions within hours of each other on the meaning of a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In Halbig v. Burwell, the U.S. Court of Appeals...Show More Summary

Weekly Student Tax Note Roundup

Zachary J. Buxton (J.D. 2014, St. Louis), Comment, Community Benefit 501(r)edux: An Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Limitations Under Community Benefit Reform, 7 St. Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol'y 449 (2014) Tyler J. Kassner (J.D. 2014, UC-Hastings), Note, Bringing Dark Money Into the Light:...

A.M. Links: Obamacare, Ebola, F.B.I. Spying

2 months agoNews : Reason

Wal-Mart will stop offering health care coverage for part-time employees in response to rising costs associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to a new Gallup poll, a majority of Americans say Obamacare...Show More Summary

Obamacare Open Enrollment: 3 Must-Know Facts for Year 2

Alamy Open enrollment for health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. Here are a few things you need to know to make sure you get the best deal that's available to you. 1. Show More Summary

HealthEquity: A Niche Pure Play On Healthcare Reform

By Helix Investment Research: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is one of the most wide-ranging acts passed by Congress in the last several decades. The law, hereafter referred to as the Affordable Care Act (or ACA) has affected almost every part of the U.S. Show More Summary

The Affordable Care Act and You

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 31, 2010. The goal of the Act is to make affordable health care accessible to all Americans. The...Show More Summary

The Kansas Conservative Con: Live from the Roasterie

It is very clear to me that the Cato Institute's health-care economists Michael Cannon, Jagadeesh Gokhale "Estimating the Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Kansas Medicaid Expenditures", Should Kansas Expand...Show More Summary

Survey: Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance

Employees working for Fortune 500 companies can expect to pay higher employee contributions for their health insurance, according to a survey of chief human resource officers about the impact of the Patient Protection and AffordableShow More Summary

Access to care among young adults increases after health insurance expansion

Bottom Line: Health insurance coverage increased, as expected, among 19- to 25-year-olds after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) allowed them to remain on their parents' insurance longer but there were no significant...Show More Summary

IPAB Case Coons v. Geithner Dismissed, for Now

Michael F. Cannon Jonathan Adler has a summary at the Volokh Conspiracy. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board has been called a “death panel,” though I’ve argued one could just as legitimately...Show More Summary

Yer Periodic ObamaCare Update

A quick look at recent news for ObamaCare (AKA the  Putrid Pile of Awful, Crappy Asininity   Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) : Doctors Begin Refusing ObamaCare Patients Cost for ObamaCare Website? $840M – including $150M in Cost Overruns... And We Should Still Expect More Website Problems During the Next Signup Period […]

Tapes Expose the Truth about Obamacare

The language in the Obamacare statute has always been crystal clear. Eligibility for the “affordability tax credit,” or subsidy, requires enrollment “through an Exchange established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and...Show More Summary

A Response to John Nagle: The Clean Air Act as a Whole Supports Climate Regulation

Last week, conflicting federal court decisions regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or “Obamacare,” set the nation abuzz. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation providing federal subsidies to low-income taxpayers who purchase health insurance through a […]

Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law

Marcy Karin and Robin Runge have posted “Breastfeeding and a New Type of Employment Law,” forthcoming in Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2014). The paper focuses on section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,...

Fake IDs Can Get You ObamaCare, Says Government Accountability Office

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ‘ObamaCare’, has hit some significant snags just this week alone. Just yesterday, as The Inquisitr reported, ObamaCare lost another significant court battle over ObamaCare subsidies that were being provided by the government for states who refused to open their own state-run exchanges. For those 36

A TALE OF TWO CIRCUITS: OBAMACARE IS EITHER ON LIFE SUPPORT OR IN ROBUST HEALTH

4 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Below is my column today in the Chicago Tribune on the rivaling rulings in the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit over a critical provision under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). As an academic interesting in statutory interpretation and legisprudence, the opinions are fascinating and capture two different but well-argued views of […]

Statement on D.C. Circuit’s Ruling In Halbig v. Burwell

Michael F. Cannon In August 2011, the Internal Revenue Service proposed offering subsidies through health insurance Exchanges established by the federal government, even though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act clearly and...Show More Summary

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