Obama has had a good week. And another set of premature Washington obits can safely be ignored.
Never say never: The Supreme Court is an unpredictable body.
Some perspective on the latest ACA freak-out
The latest health-care freak-out is overblown: The problems were fixable—and are getting fixed.
Twenty-somethings are down on Obama. Time for the pundits to tell us what this means.
Everybody agrees that healthcare.gov is working much better than before. Everybody also agrees that it’s not working as well as it should. So what’s a fair way to evaluate its progress? One way is to compare its performance to commercial websites. Two smart writers on the right, Philip Klein and Megan McArdle, have made that case in the last few days. Here’s Klein:
Obamacare won't be clear until this is finally dismissed
READ: The White House's progress report on Healthcare.gov (they say there is some)
It has been a rough two months for the Affordable Care Act and its defenders. Having spent years fighting ridiculous allegations about socialized medicine and "death panels," supporters of near-universal coverage now face something different. The performance failures in the rollout of healthcare.gov have triggered cries of "I told you so!" from some liberals. This wouldn’t have happened, they say, if only Obama had supported some form of single-payer plan, such as Medicare for all.
It’s Thanksgiving so, naturally, there is news about healthcare.gov. The news is about Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange. It’s supposed to be like the exchange that people use to buy insurance on their own, only it’s supposed to be for small businesses. Eventually, employees of small businesses will be use the site to buy their own coverage, once their employer has picked from a menu options—in effect, giving them the same kind of choices that employees of many large firms already have.
The only question is when the administration will decide to toss her.