By Joel Gehrke | 02/16/14 09:29 PM
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., offered a novel defense of President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate: It's not really a delay, he argued, claiming that Obamacare doesn't specify when the provision should take effect. When Fox News' Chris Wallace noted that the law states that the...
By David Freddoso | 02/12/14 07:03 PM
During the original debate over Obamacare, we saw some of the perils behind amateur attempts to read and decipher complicated legislation. A cottage industry of genuine misunderstandings arose – although those who tried to read those thousands of pages deserve credit for trying when most...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/12/14 03:43 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., described the latest Obamacare mandate delay as a "disappointing" admission by President Obama's team that they couldn't effectively implement part of the law.
By Michael Barone | 02/12/14 01:57 PM
I have two questions prompted by the announcement this week that the Obama administration would not enforce yet another provision of Obamacare. The first question is: Are employers’ legal counsel advising that those provisions might be enforced, retroactively, at some later date? After all,...
By Philip Klein | 02/12/14 11:17 AM
Washington Examiner Senior Writer Philip Klein joins us on the Washington Examiner podcast to talk about Obamacare's delayed implementation and the challenges the law could face from Republicans and the courts.
By Terence Jeffrey | 02/12/14 10:57 AM
Would Congress stop President Obama if he unilaterally declared he was raising the federal income tax rates for families that earn between $50,000 and $99,000 per year? This week, Obama swept aside the plain and unambiguous language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that he...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | 02/12/14 08:16 AM
Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other companies with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main beneficiaries of the Obama administration's latest tweak to health care rules.
By Washington Examiner | 02/12/14 06:57 AM
In May, as House Republicans prepared to vote to repeal Obamacare, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., prodded his followers on Twitter to describe the health care legislation in three words. A half hour later, the official White House Twitter feed responded with “It’s. The. Law.” and attached a...
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 02/11/14 06:04 PM
President Obama has done it again. Without consulting Congress, he has once more postponed the requirement that employers with 50 to 99 workers offer generous health insurance or pay a fine--this time until 2016. Firms with 100 or more employees will have to offer insurance to only 70 percent...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:27 PM
President Obama claimed that his administration's latest delay of the employer mandate is an example of treating businesses as well as individuals (though the individual mandate was not delayed), by comparing the delay to the "hardship exemptions" available to some individuals. "What we did...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | 02/11/14 09:13 AM
It may take weeks to render a verdict on the Obama administration's latest health care concession to employers. But that could make a difference for Democrats battling to keep control of the Senate in the fall congressional elections.
By Philip Klein | 02/10/14 06:33 PM
A provision in President Obama's health care law that required larger employers to offer acceptable health insurance or face a penalty has been delayed again for most businesses. The administrative delay, which directly contradicts the text of the law, is another sign that the provision, known...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 06:06 PM
President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate is yet another "lawless" change to Obamacare, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who said Attorney General Eric Holder still hasn't provided the legal basis for the last delay. "[Obama] has no authority to do that," Lee told the...
By Brian Hughes | 02/10/14 05:40 PM
The Obama administration announced Monday that it would give midsized employers until 2016 to provide health insurance for their workers, delaying another key provision of the Affordable Care Act. Under the new rule released by the Treasury Department, businesses with between 50 and 99 workers...
By Joel Gehrke | 01/29/14 01:56 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.
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