More Problems with Obamacare, Which Supposedly No Longer Suffers from Any Problems Whatsoever

Despite the fact that we have been assured that any and all problems with Obamacare's implementation are hereby a thing of the past, and that we were foolish to have ever thought otherwise, the fact of the matter is that problems with the health care system exist, and are growing. Evidence for this was cited …

Jonathan Gruber’s Self-Immolation and Its Policy Consequences

Jonathan Gruber is utterly and completely destroying himself, and is providing massive amounts of ammunition to anti-Obamacare forces. Neat trick, especially considering the fact that he got paid nearly half a million dollars in order to both design Obamacare, and also sell it to the masses. Consider the latest video that has come out regarding Gruber's …

Avik Roy Is a Very Smart Man

He knows that it is not enough for the Republican party to pledge to repeal Obamacare--the GOP has to have something better than Obamacare to offer the American people. So, Roy has come up with what he believes to be something better:Imagine this scenario: The Republican presidential contenders spend 2015 and 2016 competing with each other to …

Jonathan Gruber Accidentally Tells the Truth

One of the chief criticisms of those who did not like the Halbig decision is that Congress could not possibly have intended to restrict federal subsidies for coverage under Obamacare to only those states that established an exchange. Furthermore, by not taking intent into account, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was creating "an 'absurd' result." It is …

Obamacare Is Failing to Insure the Previously Uninsured

The next time that someone like Paul Krugman tells you that all of the problems with Obamacare have been fixed, be sure to refer that someone to this by the indispensable Avik Roy: Last week, I wrote about an article in the Los Angeles Times, on a then-as-yet unpublished report from the RAND Corporation. The report indicated that …

Why All the Celebration? (A Follow Up)

Piggybacking on this post, I want to highlight the following from Avik Roy: Today is March 31, 2014: in theory, the last day you can sign up for coverage under the subsidized Obamacare insurance exchanges. If you’ve been a regular reader of this space, you know that the numbers routinely paraded by the Obama administration …

It’s Time for a Big, Giant Health Care Reform Roundup

I have been neglectful in posting about the continuing travails of Obamacare; real life demands mean less time for blogging. There is a lot of news to cover, and the news does remain bad for Obamacare fans. Let's start with what might be the next big problem for Obamacare: Obamacare’s rollout dented the Department of …

We Wish to Register a Complaint

Lori Gottlieb writes about the sticker and service shock she received when informed that she was one of the millions affected by Obamacare's policy "glitches": THE Anthem Blue Cross representative who answered my call told me that there was a silver lining in the cancellation of my individual P.P.O. policy and the $5,400 annual increase that …

Some Uncomfortable Facts about Health Care “Reform”

Avik Roy fact checks President Obama's apology-resembling statement, and reminds us of some basic facts which, if better known in 2009-2010, would have sunk Obamacare. Let's go through some of them: Back in 2010, the Obama administration admitted--despite the president's promises to the contrary--that 92 million Americans would not be able to keep their health care …

Bill Keller Doesn’t Get Along Very Well with Reality

The following paragraph is one of the biggest howlers in the history of Ever: Unless you’ve been bamboozled by the frantic fictions of the right wing, you know that the Affordable Care Act, familiarly known as Obamacare, has begun to accomplish its first goal: enrolling millions of uninsured Americans, many of whom have been living …