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SCOTUScare: House Bill to Put Justices on Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm 6/27/2015 at 2:00pm

Following the surreal decision of the Supreme Court regarding ObamaCare subsidies, Texas Representative Brian Babin (R) wants to ensure that the justices take full advantage of the law they just contorted in order to save it.  Picking up Justice Scalia’s comment that the decision effectively turns ObamaCare into SCOTUScare, Babin has...

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Jeb Bush Ready to Go “Nuclear” Over Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:30am 6/27/2015 at 10:30am

This week’s SCOTUS opinions have sent American political discourse through all areas of policy, off the pavement, and into the weeds. What’s next in the fight to repeal Obamacare? Does the gay marriage ruling mean that my pastor will have to perform same sex ceremonies? They’re good questions (...

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The Humpty Dumpty Court of King v. Burwell

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm 6/25/2015 at 7:30pm

A dissent has no power except the power of its words and its logic. So Justice Scalia’s dissent in King v. Burwell (joined by Alito and Thomas) is satisfying only in the rhetorical and intellectual sense. But it is so good that I’m highlighting it again anyway.

Here are...

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Supreme Court Ruling – Obamacare Subsidies Stay

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:10am 6/25/2015 at 10:10am

My soundbite: “The Supreme Court today rewrote Obamacare in order to save Obamacare. The plain meaning of the term ‘Exchange established by the State’ was contorted to mean established by the State or Federal government. That contortion, Justice Scalia correctly noted in dissent, effectively has turned Obamacare into SCOTUScare.”

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Decision just...

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MSNBC Panel Laughs About White House’s Gruber Lies

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:00am 6/23/2015 at 7:00am

Back in the fall of 2014, when the news of Grubergate broke, Obama claimed that Jonathan Gruber was just some advisor who never worked on his staff.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s a video...

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Two Americas: How the Supreme Court Could Change Health Care

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 7:30am 6/21/2015 at 7:30am

Think tanks, policy wonks, legislative staffers, and politijunkies are eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell. As for the rest of the country, most have clue why this case is so crucial.

John David Danielson of The Federalist addressed this issue Thursday:

According to a new poll by the Kaiser...

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Republicans Plan To “Fix” ObamaCare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/20/2015 at 12:30pm

There has been a lot of speculation, including by me, about what the Republican-controlled Congress will do should the Supreme Court rule against Obama in King v. Burwell.  Should the Court strike down federal subsidies, Republicans will need to have a plan in place to address this decision as it impacts...

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Obama Admin Accused of Illegally Using Tax Refund Money to Fund ObamaCare Program

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:00am 6/15/2015 at 10:00am

Here at LI, we’ve covered numerous aspects of ObamaCare from its questionable passage to legal challenges to various executive branch “tweaks” and shady exemptions to the devastating effects the law has had on millions of Americans.

Now, apparently, the executive branch is going above and beyond the law in its efforts to...

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After OPM hack, dump idea of centralized electronic medical records

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:09pm 6/12/2015 at 2:09pm

Electronic medical records were supposed to save doctors’ time and improve results by putting your entire medical history in one place.

Two major problems.

First, it doesn’t work. What takes a physician a couple of minutes to write on your chart now can become a burdensome scroll through computer screens:

Government regulators are backing...

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Is Obama trying to sway SCOTUS?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8:30am 6/11/2015 at 8:30am

Atlantic writer Russell Berman wonders:

…[Obama’s] decision to champion his signature achievement in such pointed terms just weeks before the high court’s ruling is due raised the question of whether Obama was trying to jawbone the justices at the 11th hour.

…“It seems so cynical,” he said, “to want to take coverage away...

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Covered California shows signs of illness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00pm 6/6/2015 at 8:00pm

Aleister’s grim update on Vermont’s Obamacare struggles prompted me to double check the status of Covered California, the supposed poster child of successful state exchanges.

As I suspected, the prognosis is not good.

Covered California has lost bragging rights for highest health-insurance exchange enrollment to Florida, new federal figures show.

A total 1.36 million...

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Vermont Continues to Struggle With Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 4:30pm 6/6/2015 at 4:30pm
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

The Affordable Care Act was going to bring about the golden age of single payer healthcare in the Green Mountain State. Instead, it went there to die. Activists protested during the new governor’s inauguration, but it made no difference.

Now, things are getting worse. Abby Goodnough...

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Waiting for SCOTUS: King v. Burwell

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/4/2015 at 12:30pm

Republicans are in a pickle, and have been since the moment Obamacare was passed.

You might think they’re in a good position, because the Supreme Court is considering overturning the state Obamacare exchanges and subsidies because of wording in the statute, and this would throw the entire Obamacare system into...

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Are Republicans Poised to Save ObamaCare?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00am 5/29/2015 at 10:00am

While we await the Supreme Court decision regarding federal vs. state subsidies,...

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Rick Scott To Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Expansion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:30pm 4/18/2015 at 12:30pm

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to refuse the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion without penalty to other, existing, federal Medicaid funding.  Following is the summary from SCOTUSblog:

The Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Medicaid expansion is divided and complicated.  The bottom line is that: (1) Congress...

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California’s “assisted death” legislation clears Senate hurdle

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:30am 4/16/2015 at 11:30am

Since we “celebrated” Tax Day with an analysis on the difficulties of cutting down the tax code, now seems like a good time to review the topic that is the only other certainty in life — death.

California’s politicians, not content with messing around with our water flow, are looking to OK...

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The Death Panel Lives

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/30/2015 at 2:30pm

I was dying to find out whether the Supreme Court would take the case challenging the Obamacare Death Panel.

Some grave news out of the Supreme Court.

Via The Hill:

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to ObamaCare that argued a cost-cutting board set up by the law was unconstitutional.

The...

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