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 …

Why All the Celebration?

Tim Sandefur has dissected the hoopla concerning the Obamacare enrollment numbers, and I encourage you to read his post in full. I just want to highlight a couple of things from his post. Sandefur points us to this link, which has Ed Rogers highlighting some rather crucial context for the signup numbers: Substantively, the administration …

Your “Nothing to See Here, Move Along” Post of the Day

I am really tired of linking to stories like this one, but it's necessary to do so, given the fact that some people are pretending that the implementation of Obamacare is going just as planned: In a colossal “oh by the way” revelation, last Friday afternoon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal …

Unbelievably Enough, We Have News of Still More Obamacare Problems

Just unbelievable: It’s been a bad week for Obamacare.  Incredibly, the White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. This time, employers with between 50 to 99 employees who don’t already offer health insurance to their employees have until 2016 to comply with the shifting Obamacare requirements.  This latest delay represents …

The Epistemically Closed President

I have no doubt that Barack Obama is a smart man--you have to be pretty smart to get elected president of the United States twice--but he doesn't travel much outside his own intellectual comfort zone, and it shows in his thinking. Part of this has to do with the nature of the presidency itself; it …

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