Indiana’s Medicaid Expansion is Bad for the Hoosier State
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss Mike Pence’s plan to expand Medicaid under Obamacare in Indiana, what it could mean for Indiana taxpayers and the latest Medicaid news from Arkansas.
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The Latest Bogus Obamacare Spin: The Ad Gap
Has Obamacare been outspent on the airwaves? Only if you don’t count the biggest source of Obamacare ads. The last diehard supporters of Obamacare have a new excuse for its pervasive and persistent unpopularity: that there are just too many negative ads out there convincing Americans that Obamacare is a bad idea. But this argument is based on obviously misleading statistics. President Obama’s April 1 | Read More »
Michelle Nunn Refuses to Say She Would Have Voted for Obamacare
Straight from the Fortress of Sanctimony, Michelle Nunn has flown out to talk about Obamacare. She says absolutely nothing other than showing her poindextery self to be one of the few Americans who comfortably uses the word “architect” as a verb. She says she could not say whether she would have voted for Obamacare. In a recent debate, she said she supported Obamacare. But she | Read More »
The dysfunctional Veterans Administration, the fig leaf of Obamacare and the Omega 13 device…
In one of the greatest and most underrated movies of all time, Galaxy Quest, the story revolves around something called the Omega 13 device. For most of the movie no one really knows what it is or does. We discover near the end that the Omega 13 is a time machine and it can turn back the clock… but only for 13 seconds. That doesn’t | Read More »
U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Stace Nelson Calls out Mike Rounds for Dishonesty on Obamacare.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fulton, SD—South Dakota State Representative and US Senate Candidate Stace Nelson called out fellow candidate Mike Rounds for being dishonest in claiming that he opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” The Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2010, is often considered the President’s signature piece of legislation. Nelson listed a number of | Read More »
Is There a Connection between Veterans Affairs, Obamacare, Immigration and Infrastucture?
Was the president’s promise to the VA the first of many lies to come when he said this in a speech to the Veterans Affairs in March 2009: I know there’s much work ahead to transform this agency for the 21st century. But I have the fullest confidence that with Secretary Shinseki’s leadership, and with the hard work of the men and women of this department, | Read More »
Republican Governor helped Obama rebrand the ACA’s Death Panels
On June 25th of 2009 President Barack Obama met with five Governors, two Republicans and three Democrats, in a private meeting to convince them to help him sell health care reform to Congress. One of those Governors was Mike Rounds of South Dakota, who as the head of his own insurance company might have a small interest in drumming up new business. The President was | Read More »
WSJ looks for good news on rising Obamacare premiums, fails to really find any.
Watch the spin! In the first look at how insurers plan to adjust prices in the second year under the federal health-care law, filings from Virginia carriers show they are opting for premium increases in 2015 that will pinch consumers’ pocketbooks but fall short of some bigger rate predictions. The new premium proposals, detailed in official filings to the state’s insurance regulator, show health plans | Read More »
ObamaCare’s wasted millions
Politico tallies up the financial damage from four failed ObamaCare state exchanges, coming up with $474 million in taxpayer money for nothing: Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging them may go sharply higher. Each of the states — Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and | Read More »
The K Street Revolving Door Continues Turning
A few weeks ago, we noted that House GOP leadership has carefully picked which partial Obamacare bills come to the floor. Notably, only those aspects of repeal that are fully supported by the health care lobbyists on K Street ever see the light of day for a floor vote. The example from last month was a bailout of Cigna’s calamity with expatriate health insurance plans | Read More »
Reuters can’t quite bear to say that Obamacare is a bear for New Hampshire Democrats.
This Reuters article is fascinating reading, not least because it’s a hoot. Executive summary: Barack Obama and the Democrats’ call to run on Obamacare will be tested in New Hampshire… where people hate it, and both the Senator and two Representatives up for re-election this year are currently in deep trouble over the law and things aren’t improving for any of them*. Let me drill | Read More »
McCain Gives Voice to the Left Again
As a sitting Senator, every member of the upper chamber has numerous opportunities on a daily basis to influence the debate and enhance a conservative agenda. This goes far beyond a mere voting record; it’s about being a loud and effective voice for the cause. We see this every day from people like Ted Cruz who shamed Democrats into supporting his bill denying a visa | Read More »
Avik Roy on Medicaid’s Failures and the ObamaCare Repeal Trap
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Avik Roy to discuss the collapse of the RomneyCare system in Massachusetts, the nearly 5 million Americans who have lost their insurance coverage because of ObamaCare and how Republicans might fall into the ObamaCare repeal trap in 2016.
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Rushing to Regulate: Democrat Rosenworcel is Right – So She Should Vote ‘No’ on Net Neutrality
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Democrat Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel yesterday made a very good point. Rosenworcel: Delay Vote on Net Neutrality Rules Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned May 15 vote on a draft of new network neutrality rules by at least a month…. “His proposal has unleashed a torrent of public response. Tens of thousands of | Read More »
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