In finding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional, 5 justices of the Supreme Court literally ignored the statutory language of the law and the wishes of Congress. In fact, Chief Justice Roberts rewrote portions of the Act in order to bring its substance into line with his own politically motivated preferences.
In May, the IRS also ignored the will of Congress as expressed in the ACA. The law specifically states that subsidies and tax credits provided to certain ObamaCare enrollees may be awarded ONLY by “a governmental agency or nonprofit entity [ObamaCare exchange] that is established by a state.”(My emphasis) But this would prevent subsidies being awarded in the 33 states which have refused to build an ObamaCare exchange. Such a setback would effectively ruin the Affordable Care Act. (1)
So the IRS decided to rescue its master’s namesake healthcare plan by presenting ObamaCare enrollees with $800 million worth of subsidies and tax credits even in states which have … Continue Reading:Courts give green light to lawsuits which could finish ObamaCare
by Doug Book, editor
For months, DC Congressmen and their aides have suffered greivous angst at the thought of being subjected to the same ObamaCare legislation that elite body has imposed on the rest of us.
In June, Coach is Right wrote:
Thanks to an amendment to the Affordable Care Act, members of the political ruling class and their congressional staff will soon join with the little people in suffering the financial distress promised in a 2,700 page law read and understood by very few within the beltway. And the DC elite do not like it one bit.
Before ObamaCare was rammed through the Senate via reconciliation, Senator Charles Grassley made certain that members of congress and their staff would have to obtain health insurance by enrolling in ObamaCare exchanges just like everyone else. After all, “…if Congress was going to impose Obamacare upon the country, it should have to experience what it is imposing firsthand.”
… Continue Reading:Barack ignores law, exempts Congress from ObamaCare
by Doug Book, editor
Last Tuesday, Barack Obama decided that enforcement of the employer mandate, one of the key provisions of his namesake ObamaCare legislation, would be delayed for one full year, until January of 2015. Three days later, a couple of reporters discovered in a 600 page document dump that anyone enrolling at an ObamaCare exchange would be permitted to provide personal information according to the “honor system.” No verification of income, employment or current availability of health insurance would be necessary. Apparently Barack had acquired a profound faith in the American people completely unknown to any of his far-left associates.
The media is portraying these “sudden” acknowledgements of the unworkability of the Affordable Care Act as a simple show of kindness and thoughtful consideration on the part of their White House hero. Barack was giving big business a break with his surprise delay of an employer mandate which would have levied heavy fines on any company … Continue Reading:Will Republicans continue to sanction the lawlessness of Barack Obama?
by Doug Book, editor
ObamaCare Exchanges, the online marketplaces for health care in the states, are due to begin enrolling applicants on October 1st of 2013. It’s a date which should begin a most satisfying period in the lives of those who feel for Barack Obama the same overarching contempt he harbours for us. For neither Regime apologists nor media lackeys will be able to prevent the American public witnessing first hand the stunning train wreck that is the Affordable Care Act.
Exchanges are the lifeblood of Obama’s namesake healthcare plan. In each state, it will be the job of an online exchange to enroll applicants, offer comparison shopping for plans, dole out subsidies and tax credits and impose penalties. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “exchanges will make it easier for consumers to compare plans on the basis of price, quality, and benefits.” (1) In fact, without these 1 stop shopping centers, the Affordable … Continue Reading:Americans can stop ObamaCare by targeting its Achilles Heel
by Michael D. Shaw, staff writer
An important component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the establishment of so-called Health Insurance Exchanges, given the acronym HIX. Driven by the questionable notion that getting everyone insured was the most important problem to be solved in health care, and energized by the earlier concept of managed competition, HIX are intended to help individuals and small businesses purchase health insurance coverage. By January 1, 2014 these exchanges must exist in every state.
Managed competition is a purchasing strategy based on microeconomic principles, whereby maximum value is supposedly obtained for both consumers and employers. At the heart of managed competition is an all-powerful sponsor, whose role is to establish rules of equity, select participating plans, manage the enrollment process, create price-elastic demand, and manage risk selection. Its proponents acknowledge that it will tend to succeed based on the extent of high-quality, cost-effective, organized systems of care already in … Continue Reading:A Look at HIX: Health Insurance Exchanges