Next week, House Republicans will vote on their plan to sue President Obama over the employer mandate for the Affordable Care Act. Given how truly bizarre and logically incoherent the goals of the suit are, it makes no sense from a policy perspective, but the politics behind it are incredibly simple.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 25, 2014 7:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 25, 2014 1:40 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.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 15, 2014 1:08 pm|
Boehner wants to sue to stop Obama from delaying the mandate. Then he wants the court to delay it instead.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 3, 2014 8:49 am|
Completely eliminating the employer mandate would be extremely costly for the federal government and make the law less effective at expanding coverage.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 7:20 pm|
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.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 26, 2013 12:52 pm|
Today Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News tried to pretend information that was in a public Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published four years ago is a “scoop.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 26, 2013 10:30 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.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 20, 2013 12:05 pm|
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.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 19, 2013 8:35 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.”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 31, 2013 9:08 am|
The Obama administration has repeatedly tried to downplay the importance of its decision to delay the employer mandate for a year, but it is actually one of the most significant unilateral actions taken by this president. It will have substantial policy and financial implications next year.
According to the CBO, the move will cost the government $12 billion next year and will increase the projected number of people without insurance by roughly half a million.