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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I agree with Sen. Landrieu–Getting rid of Mary(s) would not be good
In December, 2013, we found ourselves in full agreement with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) when she encouraged Louisiana citizens to “unelect” her for being the deciding vote—a vote that she takes 100% responsibility for—that passed Obamacare. Today, we find ourselves once again in full agreement with the flip-flopping Democrat. In a recent interview with the gang at “Morning Joe” on MSNBC—a Democrat in trouble doing | Read More »
The Irony of the GOP Polling Advantage
As the November midterms draw near, we are beginning to see a growing wave against Democrats, much like we witnessed at this time in 2010. A new Pew poll gives Republicans a 4-point edge on the generic ballot test, which is significant given the fact that Democrats usually have a slight advantage even in a 50-50 year. They also found that Republicans have a crushing | Read More »
Barack Obama, 2016 and the Burning of the Reichstag
Let’s face it, most Americans expect our politicians to lie. At least about the little things. Typically politicians try to keep things opaque so that they can easily massage the historical record once things don’t work out or the winds change. “I’ll put America back to work”. “I’ll bring home jobs.” “I support a fair tax system.” “I support education & women’s rights.” The less | Read More »
Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?
With what could be a wave election on the horizon in November due to the unpopularity of Obamacare, why is the Republican leadership raising the white flag? With the end result being a perpetual Democrat lock on the White House if amnesty brings tens of million illegals out of the shadows and into the voter booths, why is the Republican leadership ridiculing those who oppose | Read More »
Defending Main Street Attacks Matt Lynch for Fighting Obamacare
Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) appeared in a Defending Main Street mailer this week attacking Ohio Rep. Matt Lynch (R-Bainbridge Twp.) for his opposition to Kasich’s big-government agenda.
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Employment Up but Participation Rate Plummets
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the surprising April jobs report, the terrible labor force participation rate and Obamacare’s contribution to Q1 GDP.
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Hey, There Is A Dishonest Democrat In Georgia, Running For Senate #GASen
I understand that some may view “dishonest Democrat” as redundant, but it’s just a reminder that if a Democrat running for Congress says the sky is blue, grab an umbrella. Michelle Nunn (D-Bethesda,MDAtlanta) is the daughter of Sam Nunn (D-Bethesda,MDPerry,GA), longtime Democrat Party stalwart and Senator representing Georgia. She’s a loyal, partisan Democrat. Did I mention she’s a Democrat? Because Nunn (D), running as a | Read More »
The $10 Billion Obamacare Agency You’ve Never Heard Of
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Kristina Ribali to discuss a new Obamacare spawned agency that you’ve never heard of, new polling that’s bad for Obama and Good for Congressional Republicans and the fight against Medicaid expansion in the states.
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