How Obamacare “Works”

$12 billion ain't exactly chicken feed: President Barack Obama's decision to delay implementation of part of his healthcare reform law will cost $12 billion and leave a million fewer Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance in 2014, congressional researchers said Tuesday. The report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is the first authoritative estimate of the human and fiscal cost from …

Health Care “Reform” and a Revealing Quote

Remember the Obama administration's decision to delay the implementation of the employer mandate section of Obamacare? Sure you do. Now, check out the following quote from Democratic operative Chris Lehane on why the delay is a good idea for the Obama administration and for Democrats: "You’d have preferred to avoid this. On the other hand, …

From the Annals of Irresponsible Government

This is frankly scandalous: If you've been reading all the Obamacare stories lately, you might get the impression that the administration has just realized it will not be able to implement the massive health reform as designed. It has known for months. As far back as March, a top IT official at the Department of Health …

Consequences of the Employer Mandate Delay

This article, by Thom Lambert, is quite valuable. And the following excerpt is very revealing indeed:. . . Suppose an employer wishes to provide $40,000 in total compensation to a 40 year-old employee who is the head of a four-person household. If the employer were to purchase a family policy for the employee (approximate cost …

Obamacare’s Employer Mandate: Delayed

Avik Roy  has the scoop. The mandate was never popular, so one naturally senses politics being behind this decision. As Roy notes, the mandate might have driven up unemployment, so delaying it for a year might keep unemployment from becoming even more of an issue during the 2014 midterm election cycle. Additionally, as Roy points …