Overall, insurers could receive a windfall of $4 to $5 billion from the Alexander-Murray subsidies spigot. That’s plenty more than the ‘specific benefit’ to taxpayers.
The process for handing health insurers billions of taxpayer dollars to backfill a sinking Obamacare rather than replace it is looking a lot like passing Obamacare itself.
Legislative text has not yet been released, but based on press reports, Twitter threads, and a summary circulating on Capitol Hill, here’s what we know might be in the final package.
While one could presume Tim Kaine is intentionally deceiving the public to cover up his sweet deal, he could be instead genuinely ignorant of how health insurance works.
Insurance commissioners’ ignorance that the unconstitutional cost-sharing payments could disappear closely mimics banks’ assumptions leading up to the subprime mortgage disaster.
The governors’ plan would not only not repeal Obamacare, it would further entrench the law by giving tens of billions of new taxpayer funds to wealthy insurance companies.
President Trump has yet to enforce the law, or the Constitution, on Obamacare, having undone none of his predecessor’s illegal and extralegal acts.
The Problem Solvers Caucus proposal amounts to little more than an Obamacare TARP—Turning Against Repeal Promises.
Did a Republican president who pledged to repeal Obamacare get elected to office in November—or not?
The health-care sector seems to believe they have a God-given right to consume at least one-sixth of the economy (and growing).
To say that Congress should have to write bailout checks to insurers as a result of President Obama’s lawbreaking quite literally adds injury to insult.
Whether government runs all of health care is less material than whether government pays for all of health care. The latter will lead to the former.
Even as the president celebrates a U.S. auto sales record, there are signs that the car bubble his policies helped inflate is already beginning to burst.
Mark Cuban says Net Neutrality is torn out of the pages of “Atlas Shrugged.” But this is far from the first time real life has imitated Ayn Rand’s fiction.
Even after the administration forced Americans to buy policies from big health insurance companies, a billion-dollar bailout of those companies is coming.
The big health insurance companies who wrote, lobbied, and advertised for Obamacare are now holding insurance premiums hostage for more government bailouts.
A Republican Party that taps sentiment against government-business collusion can get its groove back. Here’s how I imagine the new electoral math.
Five years later, the Tea Party has gone local.
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