Republican Contenders Are the Only Ones Talking Seriously About Health Care

While Democrat candidates for president are busy finding ways to deepen government’s reach into key sectors of the economy, Republicans are working hard to fix what Washington has already broken. The former can be seen most clearly in Hillary Clinton’s plan to increase the federal government’s role in higher education. She accomplishes this goal by…
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The Court’s Decision Doesn’t Change the Fact that Obamacare is Broken

Obamacare has survived yet another run in with the Supreme Court. Fortunately for the law’s proponents, each case comes with a diminishing sense of intrigue and concern, the result of a Court that appears willing to bend rules and redefine words in order to protect the Affordable Care Act. The Court’s willingness to bend over…
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Obamacare? No, This is Now SCOTUScare

Is it lawful to provide subsidies through exchanges created by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)? That was the question the Supreme Court was asked to decide, but chose to disregard it in order to answer a much different question: whether it is a good idea to provide subsidies in exchanges created by…
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Lagging Youth Enrollment Continues to Drive Up Obamacare Costs

Congratulations, Obamacare! You’ve done it. You’ve successfully hit one of your most important targets: 2.8 million young-adult enrollees. Sure, that target was for last year, and your failure to come anywhere close was one of the primary reasons that insurers dramatically increased health insurance premiums. And sure, by now you were supposed to have around…
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Get Ready, Obamacare is Pushing Health Insurance Costs Up Again

Major insurers are already proposing massive increases in health insurance prices for next year, further undercutting Democrats’ promise that Obamacare would reduce health costs for families. Louise Radnofsky writes for the Wall Street Journal: Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage…
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Many Low Income College Students are Feeling the Obamacare Pinch

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, a car designer who famously devised the Mini, once said: “A camel is a horse designed by a committee.” The quote largely sums up Obamacare – a misshapen amalgam of oft-contradictory provisions assembled, seemingly haphazardly, to try and please everyone. In so doing it should please absolutely no one. The…
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Obamacare’s 5th Birthday Brings Mourning, Not Celebration

Obamacare turns five years old today. Unfortunately, it seems to age in dog years, the days lengthened by endless rounds of news reports and stories about its purported merits or demerits. . The website doesn’t work, the SHOP exchange is delayed, the employer mandate is postponed, the long-term care insurance system is dismantled, premiums are…
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Tax Season is Bringing Out the Worst in Obamacare

April 15—Tax Day—was already bad enough. Not only is it an utter hassle to figure out an increasingly complex tax code, it’s a painful reminder of how big the federal government has become. But this year it’s set to get worse and it’s all due to Obamacare. First, there is the rash of new forms.…
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Hillary Clinton’s Non-Existent Plan for the Middle Class

The economy was, is and will likely continue to be the most important issue for voters. Without a plan to hasten economic growth, raise wages, create jobs, and just generally make life better for the middle class, a candidate doesn’t have much of a shot at being competitive come election season. Although there is plenty…
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Republicans’ Latest Obamacare Replacement Is Their Best Yet

Republicans love talking about repealing Obamacare. It’s been one of, if not the most politically lucrative strategies of the last six years. Likewise, Democrats love to chide Republicans for wanting to repeal Obamacare without offering up a plan of their own. It’s a line that not only fires up the liberal base, but draws honest…
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