07/29/14 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. The Pacific Legal Foundation and a small-business...
By David Limbaugh | 07/29/14 10:23 AM
True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment...
By Hadley Heath Manning | 07/28/14 04:29 PM
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence has proposed changing the state's Medicaid program, called the “Healthy Indiana Plan.” He says his plan doesn't expand Medicaid, but others on the Left and the Right argue that it does. While Pence’s plan is better than a blind expansion of the broken...
07/28/14 05:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four...
By Philip Klein | 07/28/14 03:16 PM
On Monday, Obama administration officials were crediting his health care law with extending the solvency of Medicare for four years, to 2030, citing the latest report from the program's trustees.
07/27/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by...
By Paul Bedard | 07/25/14 01:37 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama and his agenda had a miserable week, and maybe the president should go on vacation early.
By Philip Klein | 07/25/14 02:26 PM
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court dealt a blow to President Obama by ruling that government subsidies to purchase health coverage were only available to residents of states that established their own exchanges.
By Becket Adams | 07/24/14 01:01 PM
But before the left managed to find its pluck and pull itself together, the Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky distinguished himself among his peers by grabbing top prize for Most Absurd Thing Said About the Ruling.
07/24/14 09:45 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the refunds Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care act. Burwell said the refunds in Virginia will average...
07/23/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country. The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the share...
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/23/14 05:25 PM
Today, via the Wall Street Journal, we get a doozy for the Obama revolving door.
By Michael Barone | 07/23/14 02:44 PM
Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.
By Byron York | 07/23/14 04:00 PM
Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by CNN. Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say...
07/23/14 03:30 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has...
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