The Factoid That Explains Why You Want to Live in a Blue State
October 04, 2013
How much of a difference does living in a Democratic-run state make? Here's the difference between what a family of three—a working parent with two dependants—would have to make in Minnesota and Alabama in order to qualify for subsidized insurance.
The Seven Most Likely Obamacare Glitches: Some Don't Worry Me, Others Give Me Nightmares
October 01, 2013
A lot of people have been waiting for October 1, to see how Obamacare will work. If they're serious about trying to form a judgment, they're going to have to wait a lot longer.
Is Obamacare's Medical-Device Tax Up for Negotiation?
September 30, 2013
The funding bill that House Republicans sent the Senate over the weekend calls for a one-year delay in implementation of Obamacare—a demand that, as even most Republicans seem to realize, neither Senate Democrats nor President Barack Obama will accep
Obamacare Is About to Go Live. Here's Why It Was Worth the Wait.
September 27, 2013
Obamacare’s new insurance marketplaces are scheduled to open for business on October 1, just a few days from now. For all the attention that date has received, it is less important than it might seem.
Rand Paul's Dangerous Lasik Obsession
August 27, 2013
Senator Rand Paul has spent much of the August recess engaged in typical political activities—attending a roundtable on school reform, participating in a fundraiser for a fellow Republican, and speaking at a local ham breakfast.
Held Hostage by a Hospital
July 24, 2013
When the billionaire owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team decided last year he wanted a new, $1 billion stadium, he did what sports franchise owners often do: threaten to relocate to another state—at least implicitly—and thereby wrung nearly
This Obamacare Rate Shock Is Good for You
July 17, 2013
Obamacare got some good press this morning, for a change. According to state officials in New York, insurance premiums for residents buying coverage on their own will fall by 50 percent next year, thanks to the new health care law.
Obamacare's Individual Mandate Can't Wait
July 15, 2013
House Republican leaders hope to hold yet more votes on Obamacare, maybe as early as this week.
Immigration reform was supposed to be different than health care reform. A few wonks aside, Republicans have never had any real interest in expanding health insurance coverage to those who lack it.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s not running for reelection in 2014.