Halbig’s Critics Hoist By Their Own Petards
This has not been a good week for defenders of Obamacare and their scorn for the legal arguments challenging whether the statute provides subdsidies for buyers of health insurance policies on the federal Helthcare.gov exchange. On Monday, a divided panel of the DC Circuit ruled in Halbig v Burwell that the statute only provides subsidies for purchases on the state exchanges (the Fourth Circuit reached | Read More »
Speak-o softly, and carry a big subsidy stick
While we’re all having a good time with the concentrated stupidity of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber (who allegedly holds some sort of advanced degree from a major institution) claiming he repeatedly made “verbal typos” when clearly stating that only state-run exchanges would be eligible for ObamaCare subsidies, let’s keep an eye on the big picture. Gruber’s “speak-o” is another way of saying that ObamaCare is | Read More »
Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare
Dear God but the Left is going to hate that term by the time we’re done with it.
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E.J. Dionne’s Unseemly Whinging About the Judiciary Continues Apace
In 1973, nine unelected judges (all men), overturned almost two hundred years of unbroken precedent and historical practice and declared that there existed in the United States Constitution a heretofore undiscovered constitutional right to an abortion. They did this despite the fact that nothing in the text of the Constitution even hinted at the existence of such a right, and that for hundreds of years | Read More »
Rampant fraud the standard condition on ObamaCare exchanges
The #FAIL in ObamaCare continues to exceed anyone’s wildest imagination. Via the Washington Post: According to testimony to be delivered before a House Ways and Means subcommittee, undercover GAO investigators tried to obtain health plans for a dozen fictitious applicants online or by phone, using invalid or missing Social Security numbers or inaccurate citizenship information. All but one of the fake applicants ended up getting | Read More »
DC Circuit Blocks Obamacare Subsidies, Mandate in 36 States
A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not established their own state exchanges. The decision, based on the plain language of the statute (and not | Read More »
Remember when we were told by the Left told us the Affordable Care Act was the law? That they won and we lost? That the law was here to stay? We’ve now gone from “It’s the law” to “It’s a drafting error that shouldn’t be taken into consideration.” I’m referring to, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gutting | Read More »
Federal Subsidies For Obamacare Ruled Illegal — What Now?
A federal appeals panel handed down a ruling this morning that could be problematic for Obamacare. As just reported, “A judicial panel in a 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to those people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia — not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov.” You can read the | Read More »
To Protect (and Create) American Jobs, We Need Less Government
Who says bipartisanship is dead? We recently had 57 Senators and 152 House members – (obviously) culled from both Parties – sign letters to Barack Obama Administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. In which they expressed concern about inexpensive Korean steel being in mass quantities imported here. Interestingly, they express this concern within the context of their appreciation of the greatness and import of…fracking. The | Read More »
, debt ceiling
, Department of Agriculture
, fair trade
, farm bill
, farm law
, farm policy
, food stamps
, Free Trade
, tax day
Tech at Night: Government is bad at Internet
Make sure to send me ideas on topics to take apart, folks. I’ve hit a number of important topics, but I don’t always know what needs explaining. I’d like to think I’m a little better than this than the anti-Israel bigots at Vox, so feel free to leave comment suggesting topics to go over.
But tonight I’ll post a simple reminder: Government is bad at Internet, and should leave well enough alone.
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At Netroots Sen. Murphy says ObamaCare is being implemented incredibly well
At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare “is being implemented incredibly well.” Perhaps Sen. Murphy forgets all the criticism about President Obama’s incompetent implementation of ObamaCare that came from leading Democrats: The Democrats’ majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said last week that he agreed with Democrat Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat architect of the law, who said | Read More »
The Immorality of ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Jonathan Ingram to discuss a new study FGA released entitled, “Who is on the ObamaCare Chopping Block,” the startling statistics of people on new Medicaid and why the truly needy will be targeted for cuts as state’s look reduce costs of their Medicaid expansions.
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The Court Next Term: Three More Potential Blockbusters- Part 2
Making their way to the US Supreme Court are three cases that have the potential to become blockbuster cases. It is difficult to see the Court denying them. They involve Guantanamo detainees, the potential fate of Obamacare, and gay marriage. Recently, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc (but with only seven justices) ruled that the convictions of three Guantanamo detainees were invalid. | Read More »
The Next Front in the Battle over Obamacare
**Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron** You may be seeing a concerted attempt by liberals and their media allies to convince you that Obamacare is 1) succeeding; 2) losing political impact for the midterms; and 3) being emphasized less frequently by Republicans on the campaign trail. In fact, all three of these are false. Just this week, we are seeing the latest front in the | Read More »