John Roberts: The Justice Republicans Deserve
By now, we all know about how the Supreme Court ruled on King v. Burwell. Chief Justice John Roberts has twice shredded the Constitution in order to protect Obamacare, and this one is arguably the worse of the two rulings. It is obvious now that Roberts has fully surrendered to the Left by abandoning any pretense the words mean what they plainly say, a notion | Read More »
SCOTUS Saves ObamaCare… Again
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Chad Flores to discuss today’s monumental ObamaCare ruling from SCOTUS, Scalia’s stinging dissent and why this illustrates the only way to bring down ObamaCare is through Congress and a Republican president.
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This is a Test. For the Next 30 Days We’ll See How Stupid the Republicans Are. This is Only a Test.
The United States Supreme Court will soon hand down its opinion in King v. Burwell and we will get to see just how stupid the GOP is. To recap, the case centers on whether states that do not set up state based exchanges can get subsidies from the federal government to subsidize healthcare costs. The law, as drafted, had a section on state based exchanges. | Read More »
The Unaffordable Care Act Works Like Hell
Michael Tanner of National Review Online points out some of the awesome positives we see with Glorious Obamacare! Obamacare generates piles of relative surplus value without requiring any innovation. Already we’ve seen requests for increases for individual plans as high as 64.8 percent in Texas, 61 percent in Pennsylvania, 51.6 percent in New Mexico, 36.3 percent in Tennessee, 30.4 percent in Maryland, 25 percent in | Read More »
The Failing Health of State ObamaCare Exchanges
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss the health of state ObamaCare exchanges, Florida’s rejection of Medicaid expansion and how King v. Burwell may have a dramatic impact on health insurance in 2016.
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Don’t cry for Big Insurance if federal Obamacare subsidies go away, folks.
If the federal Obamacare subsidies go away, the insurance industry will have a problem. WE will not.
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King v. Burwell and the Democratic Abyss.
The Democrats have no plans to deal with King v. Burwell, past pretending that it’s still 2009.
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Governor Greg Abbott on Campus Carry and Battling the Obama Administration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to discuss the campus carry legislation passed by the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s battles against the Obama Administration, and get a report on the floods that recently ravaged The Lone Star State.
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The Fight For The Surplus From The Unaffordable Care Act
In a really unexpected piece of amazingly unpredictable economic data, we learn the following about the Health Insurance markets nationwide. In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an average 36.3% increase. In Maryland, market leader CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to | Read More »
Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Not Working Out so Well
Since many people only learned of their tax penalty for not getting health insurance in 2014 when they were doing their taxes this year, and because Obamacare is so confusing in general, the federal government authorized a special extended enrollment period for both the federal exchange, the District of Columbia’s exchange, and the exchanges of 11 states. Monday, Healthcare.gov took to Twitter to announce the | Read More »
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Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange is Going Under
At some point, we have to ask ourselves, “Is there an Obamacare exchange that isn’t an utter failure?” The latest news regarding the Hawaii Health Connector, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, might be the worst faced by any state-run exchange in the country. It’s more than just glitches in the system or being millions upon millions in debt. No, the Hawaii Health Connector is in danger of | Read More »
The Unaffordable Care Act and Autauga County Alabama
WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news. Alabama school systems have yet another problem. It started coming into focus last year. They can’t afford substitute teachers. At least they can’t work them more than 30 hours per week. Otherwise, the American Affordable Care Act requires them to provide these substitutes health insurance. Marshall County Superintendent Tim Nabors described what they were up against in 2014. Nabors said ObamaCare | Read More »
David Vitter vs. the GOP
Two years before his announcement that he would run for governor, declared war on health care subsidies for Congress and its staff. The subsidies were to be lost thanks to Obamacare, but the White House worked with Congress to get everyone their subsidies by labeling Congress a small business enterprise or some such nonsense. Since then, Vitter has brought this issue up time and again, | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: Obamacare edition and starring Rand Paul
We’ve talked about Failure Theater time and again. This is when GOP representatives and senators play to us in the cheap seats by preaching fire and brimstone but when it comes time to vote, they actually vote in favor of what they railed against. Obamacare has been a veritable Broadway of Failure Theater. Senators Ron Johnson and John Barrasso, for instance, are sponsoring bills that are written | Read More »