Colorado young people discovering that thousands > hundreds. #obamacare #mandate
A note, and a clarification on this Denver Post piece: Matt Leising spends about $3,600 a year on medication to treat asthma and sinus problems, so he was supportive when Washington politicians were debating the Affordable Care Act. After the law passed and then began rolling out last fall, Leising went to Colorado’s health care exchange website to look for coverage, but the 29-year-old Littleton | Read More »
The Last Time We Were Really Anti-Free Trade? The Great Depression
The cinematic classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” made the broader public aware of the greatness that is Ben Stein. Already a lawyer and speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Stein was cast as the atonal Economics teacher droning his students into stupor. Stein was asked to improvise on camera a lecture. He chose to in part address one of the fundamental contributors to | Read More »
, debt ceiling
, Department of Agriculture
, farm bill
, farm policy
, food stamps
The Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished
So let’s just stipulate up front that not many people harbor love for their neighborhood IRS Agent. They don’t even like the poor guy if he does the stuff he’s supposed to. They really don’t like that person if she or he becomes good at doing the stuff required of an IRS Agent. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that the IRS currently rates | Read More »
LA restaurant imposes explicit 3% #Obamacare surcharge. But wait! There’s more.
It’s hard-nosed to take the 3% Obamacare surcharge imposed upon you and pass it explicitly along to the consumer, as one Los Angeles restaurant is doing. [Video fixed and via @IloiloKano]
The ObamaCare insurance industry bailout warms up on its launch pad
It’s the bailout none dare speak of, the bailout we’re not even supposed to refer to as a “bailout.” No, no, you’re just fearmongering by using that term! Instead, you must talk about “risk corridors.” A risk corridor is a passageway wide enough to accommodate a few billion dollars of bailout money. If you think of the boulder that almost crushed Indiana Jones at the | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 66: Vague Criminal Descriptions, Will (Not) Work for ObamaCare, and How the Media Covers Abuse of Power
Some students at the University of Minnesota do not like the fact that, when descriptions of the suspects of crime on campus are made public, the race of the student is included. But is reporting it worth the risk? The percentage of Americans no longer looking for work is the highest it’s been in almost 40 years. Do we really want to be pushing people | Read More »
Oregon’s Healthcare Failures and Obamacare’s Electoral Impact
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Oregon’s many failed healthcare experiments, Obamacare’s impact on the mid-terms and how much the delays will effect Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential race.
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You won’t BELIEVE just how furiously Politico spun this #DCCC #Obamacare memo!
Background: Politico has acquired a memo (which they did not share, shockingly*) from presumably the DCCC that describes the strategy, for lack of a better word, of the Democratic party with regard to Obamacare. Essentially, they’re going to: …[t]ell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even endangering domestic violence victims. The battle plan, details of | Read More »
How To Stop The Coming Single-Payer Monster
I recently watched a scary message from a RedState email about the single-payer path Obamacare is suppose to be heading. Many of you probably received and watched the message too. His name is Jud Anglin and he runs a healthcare business in Maryland. We already all know where Obamacare is suppose to be heading. He predicts that in 18-24 months (I think he did the | Read More »
The coming ACA death spiral.
You might have heard that even if only 25% of the enrollees are young adults that the overall costs of Obamacare will increase only 2.4% and a death spiral will certainly not ensue. Assuming that the enrollees don’t skew sicker than expected (we’ll come back to that) there is still a problem – the gender makeup. It is well known that men use fewer health | Read More »
The burden of truth
How are ObamaCare enrollments coming along? The correct answer is: nobody knows. By this I mean no one who knows the answer with better than 75 percent accuracy is willing to say so in public. This week the Administration updated its official count to 3.3 million enrollments. This number is absolutely false, and everyone knows it. Industry experts believe more than 20 percent of the enrollments counted by | Read More »
Really, GOP? Just… Really?
And so it came to pass that after a lot of bluster, the Republican leadership in Congress caved yet again to Obama on the debt ceiling and gave Obama want he demanded- a clean bill. After months of promising to gain some concessions from Obama on issues ranging from the Keystone pipeline to Obamacare, the GOP walks away with nothing again. To make matters worse, | Read More »
Free at last, free at last: celebrating the right to free-LOAD, at last
Friends, let me begin by congratulating Barack Obama for freeing the American public from the burden of labor that for too long has trapped citizens into slavishly “providing” for themselves and their family. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, far too many Americans, locked in employment, paid a heavy toll for trotting to work each morning, unable to think or act for themselves. Now, however, | Read More »
‘Impeach the President’
You guys in the press who are reading this right now can be such shameless whores. I generally try to hold to the standard these days that if I wouldn’t be outraged by George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and Darth Cheney doing something, I shouldn’t be outraged by President Obama. And if I’d be outraged by Bush, I should be outraged by Obama. But you journalists | Read More »
Obamacare Demonstrates Why Socialists Need Both Hammer and Sickle
So President Obama has issued executive orders that directly contradict passed legislation bearing his signature. Firms employing 50-99 workers are now exempt from the penalty fines for not insuring all of their full time staff under the “Affordable” Care Act. This was as deeply generous and caring as it was constitutionally legal. But, as President Obama explains. “The great thing about being President is that I can do anything I want.”*
Firms that are larger than 99 employees aren’t President. They encounter the following restrictions to their corporate free will.
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