It appears more people are realizing Jonathan Gruber, the economist who was a top consultant for the White House on the Affordable Care Act, has an honesty problem when it comes to talking about the law. The latest example is a 2012 video of him basically making the same arguments made by conservatives against the federally [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 25, 2014 10:23 am|
It looks like the new state-based exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act are powering the next spin of the Revolving Door. We are not even a full year into implementation and already the head of Colorado’s insurance exchange is moving on to more lucrative pastures on the other side. From The Denver Post: The state [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 25, 2014 8:19 am|
This is the concerning news of the day. A new NASA study indicates the Western states are using up ground water at an alarming rate during what has been an over-decade long dry period. From NASA: A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 24, 2014 9:34 am|
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) is calling for significant sentencing reform to reduce the prison population. His proposed changes to our prison system were only part of a larger package of ideas to address poverty and improve economic mobility in the country. At least in the criminal justice reform section of his plan [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 23, 2014 11:26 am|
I’m fairly confident this partial decision by the D.C. Circuit on Halbig v. Burwell will not stand. It is obviously absurd from a legal perspective, which is why other courts have ruled against the idea. But if by some miracle the opponents of the Affordable Care Act do ultimately prevail there is a real question [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:10 am|
With over half a year since the exchanges opened the American people have gotten plenty of time to judge the new health care law based on real world experiences and they continue to dislike it.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:23 am|
I thought when Senate Democrats so easily eliminated the filibuster for executive appointees that was going to be the final nail in the coffin of the filibuster myth, but I was mistaken. The myth that the filibuster is some insurmountable hurdle, instead of something which can easily be dealt with, lives on in Kevin Drum’s [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:22 am|
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a 2-1 partial decision have reached jaw dropping, absurd conclusion that would potentially take away the Affordable Care Act’s insurance subsidies from people in over half the country.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 21, 2014 7:15 am|
While the Affordable Care Act banned some of worst practices of the private insurance companies, it didn’t stop these companies from finding new ways to screw you over.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 18, 2014 11:27 am|
Tens of thousands of American serving time for federal drug crimes could see their sentences reduced. On Friday the United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to retroactively apply their reduction in sentencing guideline levels on federal drug trafficking cases. Back in April the commission amended the guidelines to lower the base offense levels in the [...]