A Closer Look at King v. Burwell
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss the King v. Burwell case before SCOTUS, what a ruling could mean for state’s that did not create their own ObamaCare exchange and how the court could ratchet up political pressure to change the law.
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Barack Obama Prepares To Govern The Way Mitt Romney Campaigned
Off To Slay More Private Sector Job Creation Mitt Romney will never be president. He richly deserves it. His infamous comment “I don’t care about the poor” consigned him to the well-deserved ash-heap of failed American Politicians. I was ecstatic when Romney announced he wasn’t running in 2016. His warped and pathetic values on this are indicative of the Chamber of | Read More »
How to get Obamacare supporters upset about Obamacare: personally inconvenience them.
Obamacare supporters are more likely to get upset when the shiny new healthcare law bites them, personally, on the rear. Go figure.
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Obama’s budget screws his Big Pharma allies
This is just pure schadenfreude. It might even be schadenfreude a la mode with a bourbon chaser. During the passage of Obamacare some of the likely victims of his scheme to trash the American health care sector signed onto the plan in order, they thought, to save themselves. To their great and everlasting shame, a lot of the Catholic hierarchy bought the bullsh** feel-good of | Read More »
Obama administration punts on enforcing obamacare. Again. #obamacare
So the White House is, yet again, delaying a critical part of Obamacare. This monstrosity has far too many critical parts, you know what I mean?
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The White House is Preparing for the Obamacare Tax
Over the past few weeks, I’ve already covered the troubles people could face with the upcoming Obamacare tax if they don’t register for health insurance by February 15th. Obviously, the White House is aware of this, and they understand well just how angry the upcoming tax could make people. The Obama administration’s solution? Dole out more exemptions! From the New York Times: Obama administration officials and | Read More »
Unions Exploit Obamacare to Grow in Size & Power
Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illinois, California) some steps have been taken to try to rein in out-of-control unions. But Obamacare and increased numbers | Read More »
Death and Taxes: IRS Informs Very Alive 94 Year Old Man He is Dead
(H/T: IJReview) Following my earlier post, here’s some more IRS fun for us. It’s a news story that could be straight out of Kafka. Siegfried Meinstein is a 94 year old man who is alive and well and living at an assisted living facility near Columbus, Ohio, and according to the IRS, he’s dead. According to an article from Fox News: The newspaper reports that the old-timer’s | Read More »
IRS Hires Same Firm that Botched the Obamacare Rollout
If you need any indication of the IRS’s administration of Obamacare is going to go, look no further than this story. Last Friday, it was announced that the agency had hired CGI Federal, which is probably better known as the same firm that handled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act so well. From the Fiscal Times: If that’s what they wanted, spending more than $4.5 | Read More »
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The Obamacare Penalty could be Bigger than Many People are Expecting
Back in December, I wrote about the upcoming deadline on February 15th to purchase insurance or face the Obamacare penalty doled out by the IRS. It should come as little surprise with all the confusion and misinformation about the ACA that many people still seem to be ignorant of just how much they might have to pay if they refuse or forget to sign up for a | Read More »
To Reconcile Obamacare
The other day, the Politico reported that a handful of Senate Republicans are now considering reconciliation as a vehicle for tax reform. Reconciliation, you may recall, is the process by which the Congress fast tracks changes to the budget. In 2010, Obama and the Democrats used reconciliation to pass Obamacare. Reconciliation is a potent weapon in the Senate arsenal because it only requires 51 votes | Read More »
Harvard bitten by the Obamacare monster that it helped spawn.
Hope that you don’t have an allergy to schadenfreude, because this is the pure stuff: ” For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.” Turns out that adding | Read More »
Millions of Obamacare subsidy recipients may need to pay back-taxes.
The problem for Democrats is not exactly this: “As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm… H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, | Read More »
Reminder to the Uninsured: Obamacare Fines are Coming
An important Obamacare deadline is approaching. People who don’t have health insurance have until February 15, 2015, to purchase a plan or they will face a hefty penalty doled out by the IRS in 2016, which will be either $325 per adult or 2% of a family’s income, depending on which is higher for an individual or family. The Hill notes that insurance companies are trying to remind | Read More »