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    Obama’s New "Grand Bargain" Is Another Tax Increase

    President Obama gave his second in series of summer speeches on the economy today. Like his first speech last week, he recycled several old policies that he’s trotted out before. The only new policy of note was another attempt at a so-called “grand bargain.” The President’s latest iteration of a … More

    How to Use Obamacare to Scam Taxpayers

    Looking for a little extra cash? If you’re interested in defrauding taxpayers, it might be as easy as writing down a number on a form. The number is your income. The form is the Obamacare application. If you do not have “affordable” employer-sponsored health insurance and your income is between … More

    Obamacare Continues to Cut Workers Hours

    A Washington Post front-page story reported what many of us already know: The employer mandate in Obamacare is causing employers to cut workers’ hours as well as the number of workers they employ. The employer mandate penalizes employers that do not provide the proper mandated level of insurance to their … More

    ANALYSIS | Obama’s Economic Speech: Another Summer Rerun

    President Obama traveled to Illinois today to give the same tired, worn-out economic speech he’s been giving for almost five years now. Rather than offering new solutions that could revive the dormant economy and put people back to work, the President offered the same old policies that have already failed, … More

    VIDEO: Rubio Gives 5 Reasons to Defund Obamacare

    “There are people in Washington that love to say, ‘We’re against Obamacare.’ How can you be against Obamacare but vote for a budget that funds its implementation when you know the harm that it’s going to do?” That was Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” arguing … More

    This Just In: Obamacare Distorts Markets

    A working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) evaluated the effect of a large disenrollment in the Medicaid population in Tennessee. The results of this paper are not unexpected: People who value health care will find a way to obtain it. In the case of … More

    The Policy Behind the Obamacare Rebates

    President Obama’s speech today on Obamacare had a heavy focus on the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision. The provision, which took effect last year, requires insurers in the individual and small-group markets to spend 80 percent of premiums (85 percent for insurers in the large-group market) on medical claims or … More

    Morning Bell: Even Unions Are Turning on Obamacare

    It’s not every day that union bosses sound like policy experts at The Heritage Foundation. But the beginning of the Obamacare letter from the heads of three major unions—the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and UNITE-HERE—to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is … More

    Roll Out the Barrels? Obamacare Funds to Sponsor Bourbon Festivals

    One day after The Washington Post reported that federal taxpayer dollars could be used to promote Obamacare through porta-potties, the same outlet posted this e-mail from a Kentucky state official on how the Commonwealth plans to use federal funds to promote Obamacare: I briefly scanned a schedule of upcoming mobile … More

    Flush with Federal Cash, Obamacare Supporters Spending Money on…Porta-Potties

    Even among the law’s supporters, Obamacare is in the toilet. Quite literally. As The Washington Post reports, states implementing Obamacare’s exchanges are considering all kinds of methods to promote Obamacare. Reporter Sarah Kliff spoke with Michael Marchand, the head of Washington State’s exchange: Marchand has been thinking up all sorts … More