House Republicans Finally File Suit Against President Obama

By: Friday November 21, 2014 7:53 am

The long promised House Republican’s lawsuit against the Obama administration based on his executive action related to health care is finally here. From the New York Times: The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger companies are defined [...]

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 [...]

Boehner Is Suing to Stop Obama From Delaying the Employer Mandate and May Ask the Court to Delay it Instead

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:56 am

Just when I though the House Republicans lawsuit against the President couldn’t get more absurd it does. From the Speaker’s Office explaining their own lawsuit: Q: But if the House lawsuit succeeds, it means the Obamacare employer mandate goes into effect, doesn’t it?  A: If the House litigation succeeds, the House would immediately take up [...]

GOP’s Big Example of Obama Abusing Power Is Obama Doing Things They Want

By: Friday July 11, 2014 7:47 am

The House Republicans decided they were going to “sue” President Obama before they had any real idea what to actually sue him over, so after an exhaustive search they finally settled an a really weird choice. They are planning to sue Obama from not implementing the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker [...]

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 [...]

The Three Types of Problems With the Affordable Care Act

By: Monday December 9, 2013 8:34 am

When talking about issues with the Affordable Care Act it’s important to remember its problems fall into three basic categories: Implementation, Design, and Foundational. Most of the currently focus has been on implementation problems. Agencies not doing the job they were supposed to do. These include a broken website or not getting information to the [...]

CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Apparently Just Discovered Three Year Old CBO Report

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 10:34 am

Maybe if the media had done a better job pointing out Obama’s “if you like it you can keep it” promise was lie at the time, he wouldn’t have used it so often to stifle legitimate criticism and we might have ended up with a better bill.

ACA Exchanges Still Have Some Serious Glitches

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 9:38 am

Not everything is going to be ready as planned on October 1st when the health care exchanges are scheduled to open. More significant glitches and problems have emerged. According to the AP, small businesses will not be able to sign up online right away. Instead they will need to use mail or fax. And the Spanish [...]

RAND: One Year Delay in Employer Mandate Is Manageable but Repeal Would be Very Costly

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 9:49 am

The RAND Corporation is out with a new study looking at what impact President Obama’s decision to delay the employer mandate for a year will have. Their results find the impact in 2014 will be manageable as long as it is truly just for one year. According to RAND, this delay will only result in [...]

The Employer Mandate Is Not a Minor Add-on

By: Monday August 19, 2013 7:41 am

Since the Obama administration decided to delay the employer mandate I have noticed a disturbing trend where the defenders of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are aggressively downplaying the role of the employer mandate. The latest example is Paul Krugman calling it “minor.” From Krugman: So there you have it: health reform is a three-legged [...]