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Medicaid was Responsible for Most of Newly Insured in California

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 9:57 am

Roughly 3.4 million previously uninsured adult Californians say they have obtained health insurance since the beginning of the year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This means that 58 percent of the once uninsured population in the state now have an insurance policies of some type. The bulk of of this increase was thanks to [...]

Automatic Plan Renewal on the Exchanges Could Cause Some New Problems

By: Monday July 28, 2014 8:43 am

The Affordable Care Act exchanges will allow people to automatically renew the policy they selected last year but the complexity of how affordability tax credits are calculated means that could cause new problems for people. From the AP: Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to [...]

Jonathan Gruber Has an Honesty Problem

By: Friday July 25, 2014 12:41 pm

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 [...]

Under Obamacare, the Hen House Guards Morph Into Foxes

By: 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 [...]

The West’s Water Problems Could Get a Lot Worse

By: 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 [...]

Paul Ryan Calls for Sentencing Reform to Reduce Poverty

By: 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 [...]

How Public Feels About Obamacare Next Year Will Be More Important Than Halbig Decision

By: 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 [...]

17 Percent Now Oppose Obamacare for Not Being Liberal Enough

By: 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.

The Undying Filibuster Myth

By: 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 [...]

D.C. Circuit Reaches Absurd Conclusion Against Obamacare Subsidies

By: 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.

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