John Sexton

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Laszewski: Is Obamacare Unraveling?

Health insurance industry insider Bob Laszewski asks today whether Obamacare is beginning to unravel. His question is prompted by word yesterday that the Obama administration is considering a 1-3 year extension of rules which allow people to keep their "old" plans rather than buy a new one on the exchange. Feb 7, 2014 3:12 PM PT

Who is Really Indentured Under Obamacare?

Should we care if people decide to work less because they get more government benefits? Writing at Salon Brian Beutler says we should focus on the benefit to individuals who are no longer indentured at jobs they don't want because of health care costs. Feb 7, 2014 11:50 AM PT

Is President Obama Trolling Pro-Lifers or Just Tone Deaf?

During a 20 minute speech at this year's National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama said "killing the innocent" is the "ultimate betrayal" of God's will. It's a line that comes across as tone deaf given his own record on abortion. But what he said next makes it seem as if he is deliberately trolling pro-life Americans. That or perhaps he needs someone on his speech writing staff who is broadly familiar with the Bible.  Feb 6, 2014 11:57 AM PT

Obamacare: The Phantom Network

Even fans of Obamacare in theory are experiencing disillusionment with the program in practice. Feb 5, 2014 3:34 PM PT

Estimate: Actual Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare 1.1 to 1.8 Million

The White House loves a big number to sell the success of its policies. When it comes to Obamacare enrollment, the big number has come primarily from Medicaid enrollment totals. But a new estimate reveals the extent to which those totals are inflated, counting millions of people who would have enrolled even without Obamacare. Feb 5, 2014 9:56 AM PT

Petty Tyranny at the NY Times' Editorial Page

Reporters at the NY Times believe their editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal is a petty tyrant who produces boring, doctrinaire output that rarely has an impact on the national debate. Feb 4, 2014 5:12 PM PT

Fox News Dominates Cable Ratings

Fox News had a banner week at the end of January. Not only did it crush its cable news competition, it beat every other advertiser supported cable network. Feb 4, 2014 12:50 PM PT

CBO: One Million Fewer Projected to Enroll in Obamacare in 2014

Prior to the launch of the Obamacare exchanges last October, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 7 million people would sign up for new private insurance plans by the end of then enrollment period. The White House embraced that estimate as a goal. Now the CBO has revised its estimate downward by a million citing problems with technical problems. Feb 4, 2014 10:15 AM PT

Poll: Uninsured Turn Against Obamacare

The Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking the popularity of Obamacare among the uninsured since the bill became law in 2010. Today Kaiser Health News reveals the latest poll numbers which show a dramatic turn against the law. Uninsured Americans now say they have an unfavorable view of the law by a 2:1 margin. Jan 30, 2014 4:03 PM PT


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