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    Why the DOJ Gave Up Its Delaying Tactics in the Obamacare Litigation

    Many predicted the Obama Administration would not stop its delaying tactics in the ObamaCare litigation, which most commentators thought were an attempt to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding the case before the 2012 elections.  The Administration received the equivalent of two judicial reprimands in the case brought by 25 … More

    Morning Bell: The Latest Obamacare Implosion

    Inefficient programs that don’t solve problems and are passed against the will of the American people seem to be the Obama Administration’s forte. Now their high-minded aspirations of a health care revolution are quickly unraveling as fatal glitches in Obamacare become apparent. Next up for implosion? The Community Living Assistance Services … More

    If You Like Your Health Care Plan, Can You Keep It?

    At a recent Energy and Commerce hearing, health policy experts testified on the effects Obamacare will have on jobs and employer-sponsored coverage. The title of the hearing said a lot: “Cutting the Red Tape: Saving Jobs from PPACA’s [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] Harmful Regulations.” Since Obamacare will require … More

    Fourth Circuit Rules, but Challenge to Obamacare Still Stands

    Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected two challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—better known as ObamaCare—on procedural grounds.  Because the court found procedural problems in both cases, it did not reach the constitutional question of whether the individual mandate is constitutional.  Importantly, the procedural … More

    Want to Help Job Creation? Don't Forget to Repeal Obamacare

    There is an obvious omission from all the previews of the President’s upcoming speech on jobs: Obamacare. Obamacare is perhaps the most damaging of the Administration’s policies that are impeding the country’s recovery. At a time when there should be a focus on cutting spending, reducing regulation, and lowering taxes, … More

    Obamacare Limits Children's Access to Care

    Last Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee released a grim report showing a reduction in the availability of child-only policies for parents looking to purchase health insurance for their children. They findings show that, “Of the 50 states, 17 reported that there are currently no carriers selling … More

    Criticism of McKinsey Survey on Employer Health Coverage Falls Short

    The recent McKinsey survey showing that 30 percent of employers would drop coverage shouldn’t be controversial. Economists have consistently shown how an employer mandate will negatively affect employment and wages. In fact, even the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concede such affects. Answering critics’ calls, McKinsey released the details of its … More

    More Americans Using HSAs—Under Threat from Obamacare

    Spending in the U.S. health care system is growing too fast to ignore. Yet, the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare, does nothing to “bend the cost curve.” Containing health spending requires engaging consumers in their health care expenditures, and one way to achieve … More

    “No More Waivers for You!”

    In a classic case of the “Friday afternoon news dump,” last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is closing the process to apply for a waiver to Obamacare’s annual limits provision in September. Both the timing and substance of this decision confirm that HHS’s … More

    Obamacare’s Premium Subsidies Will Stifle Small Business

    As small business goes, so goes the economy. They have been responsible for creating almost two-thirds of all net new jobs over the last 15 years. Indeed, one reason Obamacare is such a concern is that it will significantly reduce the incentive for small businesses to hire. Especially once the … More