John Sexton

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Obamacare's Directive 10-289

Monday night Megyn Kelly and guest Marc Thiessen discussed a rule which states that in order to be eligible for the one year mandate delay (which applies to companies with 50-99 employees) a larger employer "must not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees in order to satisfy the workforce size condition..." Feb 11, 2014 5:45 PM PT

More Unraveling: Will the Individual Mandate Be Delayed Next?

Last week health insurance industry expert Bob Laszewski asked whether Obamacare was unraveling. His question was prompted by a report that the White House was considering a 1-3 year extension that would allow people to keep plans (in some states) despite Obamacare's narrow grandfathering rules. Feb 11, 2014 10:05 AM PT

White House Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate to 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday that businesses with 50-99 employees would be granted an additional year before Obamacare's penalty for failure to offer insurance to employees kicks in. Feb 10, 2014 4:19 PM PT

The Big Lie: Sen. Durbin Offers Inflated Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

The White House pulled out all the stops last week to insure reporting on CBO estimates of how Obamacare would create a disincentive to work were strictly accurate. They seem to have another standard entirely when it comes to putting out Obamacare enrollment numbers. Feb 10, 2014 3:02 PM PT

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

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