Robert Gibbs Thinks the Employer Mandate Is Doomed

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 7:51 am

One of President Obama former top advisors, Robert Gibbs, thinks the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act will never become a reality. From benefitspro: “I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect. It’s a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the first things to go,” he [...]

Grading Obamacare on a Curve

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 11:10 am

The Affordable Care Act should be a future case study in setting expectations. What has been defined publicly as “success” or “failure” swings dramatically depending on what narrative dominates that month. Take for example the great press and victory lap President Obama took yesterday for get just over 7 million signups on the exchange. If [...]

How Paul Ryan’s Budget Proves the Federal Debt isn’t a Priority for Republicans

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 1:20 pm

The CBO is diplomatically saying that their analysis of the Ryan budget is nonsense because he asked for a fake score

Obamacare: 7 Million Signups Isn’t 7 Million Covered

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:13 am

When talking about health care the media has been conflating what are actually two very different things which just happen to contain the figure “7 million.” There is the 7 million signup benchmark for success set by the Obama administration and the 7 million covered by exchange plans projected by the Congressional Budget Office last year. While they may sound interchangeable they are not.

Last Minute Surge Gets Obamacare to 7 Million Registration Goal

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 7:11 am

Anyone who has been to the post office on April 15th will know that many people tend to wait until the very last minute to do things. Signing up for health insurance on healthcare.gov proved to be no different.

One Tweet Which Shows Why Obamacare Has Been a Hard Sell

By: Monday March 31, 2014 7:53 am

As part of the final push to get people to sign up for Obamacare before today’s enrolment deadline, Barack Obama tweeted this message over the weekend: If a person’s income is low enough that they qualify for Medicaid or substantial subsidies this is make sense, but even for a young person with a moderate income [...]

Republican Bill Cassidy Ironically Makes the Perfect Argument for Single Payer

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 10:09 am

I’m disappointed with how some progressives are attacking Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy’s recent remarks on health care. They latched on to the fact Cassidy, a Republican,  describes some uninsured as “less sophisticated” and “illiterate” so he can score political points. Instead, progressives should kill him with praise by pointing out he has unknowingly adopted [...]

MSN Money Thinks Millennials’ Retirement Plan Should Be a Cabin in the Woods Stockpiled With Bullets

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 9:04 am

The people over at MSN Money have some pretty insane advice for young people about retirement if you actually try to follow their logic. In their article “10 retirement myths that can crack your nest egg” the number one myth concludes with: And don’t forget that you may not be able to rely on Social [...]

Exchanges With Private Insurers Is a Wasteful Way to Increase Benefits

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 11:25 am

While this working paper from Mark Duggan, Amanda Starc, Boris Vabson is about Medicare Advantage I think its provides some insight into the core problem with the entire design of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion. It looks at what was the result off the government overpaying for seniors in Medicare Advantage, which is an exchange [...]

Poll: Americans Don’t Want to Get Involved in Crimea Situation

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 7:23 am

According to a new CBS news poll, 61 percent don’t think the United States has a responsibility to do something about Crimea. A majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents all feel this way.

Similarly, 65 percent don’t think the United States should provide military assistance to the Ukraine while just 26 percent think we should.

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