Tag Archive: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Shifting the Numbers

We’ve gotten used to the numbers game this Administration plays with Obamacare. It was going to ensure thirty million. No twenty million. No ten million. We have seven million signed up! Well, they haven’t all paid. And five million previously had insurance. And insurance rates are going down! Well, they’re actually going up. And the number of uninsured is the lowest in five years! Well, that just brings us back to pre-recession levels — a … Read more

The Triumph of Obamacare

I think it’s time for us on the blog to finally admit that Obamacare has been a roaring success, far in excess of what even the most optimistic supporters projected. I mean, just check out the numbers:

  • At least six million people have signed up for insurance on the exchanges, close to the seven million Obama hoped for. Now granted, only two million of those were previously uninsured; the rest were people who were already … Read more
  • Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. This case concerns whether the federal government can force an employer to provide birth control to their employees. Hobby Lobby is claiming it violates their Freedom of Religion and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to force them to pay for a service they have a moral objection to.

    You can read some legal analysis from Mataconis and a series … Read more

    The Pledge

    As you know, Obama invoked his imperial executive powers to delay the employer mandate for businesses with 50-99 employees. One aspect of it, however, has not caught much attention. In order to qualify for the exemption, businesses must certify, under penalty of perjury, that they did not cut down on employment to get under the 100 employee cap:

    This week, the Obama administration finalized a regulation that delays enforcement of the employer mandate until

    Read more

    The CBO Is About to Get Droned

    That sound you heard was the White House trying to spin the CBO’s latest report on Obamacare.

    The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than two million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday in the most detailed analysis of the law’s impact on jobs.

    After obtaining coverage through the health law, some workers may forgo employment, while others may reduce hours, according to a report by the

    Read more

    The Wrong Skew

    Well, it seems like Obamacare is finally working. Two million people are signed up, so obviously this is … oh:

    Now that more than 2 million people have signed up for private insurance plans created by President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, a crucial next check-up for the new marketplace will be to see how old customers are.

    Early data from a handful of state exchanges shows the administration needs more young adults to sign

    Read more

    Putting The Obama in Obamacare

    One of the things we’ve touched on occasionally how Barack Obama has been unilaterally rewriting parts of the Obamacare as problems emerge. On Friday, we had the most blatant example yet:

    The Obama administration, in an 11th-hour change, announced significant exemptions for people who recently lost their insurance coverage and are struggling to get a new plan — drawing immediate criticism from the insurance industry and Republican lawmakers.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

    Read more

    Home for the Holidays

    Busy day, but I thought you’d get a kick out of this. Barack Obama is encouraging people to take some time during the holidays to talk to their families about Obamacare.

    This holiday season, millions of Americans have a chance to get quality, affordable health insurance—many for the first time. If you have family members who are uninsured, you can play a big part in helping them find coverage that works for them. It

    Read more

    Physician, Heal Nothing

    It finally seems to have sunk into the Obama Administration how badly this Obamacare thing is going. There have been rumblings that the system will not be fixed by the end of the month (color me surprised). The total enrollment is something like 100,000 (only a quarter from the federal exchange). And millions of people are livid over having their policies cancelled.

    If you’ve followed Obama for the last five years, you know what comes … Read more

    Obama’s Non-Apology Apology

    After weeks of his minions saying that Obama didn’t really promise that we could keep our healthcare plans if we liked them, Obama kinda sorta apologized for … let him be clear … promising that if we liked our healthcare plans we could keep them.

    Well– first of all, I meant what I said. And we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly. But obviously, we didn’t do enough– a

    Read more

    Older posts «