Category Archives: Health care

Another wise (?) use of your federal tax dollars

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered another questionable six-figure federal government program. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending more than a half a million dollars to create a social media campaign that persuades mothers to tell their daughters not to go to the tanning salon. The project, “Likes, Pins, andContinue Reading

Certificate Of Need Laws Do Not Help Rural Health Care

It’s going to take a while longer for the North Carolina Legislature to pass its two-year budget. Part of the hold up will be finalizing an agreement on reforming the state’s certificate of need (CON) law, which requires health systems and medical providers to first obtain a hall pass from the state, and then theirContinue Reading

Three potential GOP reactions to King v. Burwell ruling

Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska explains for National Review Online readers why he believes last week’s King v. Burwell ruling on Obamacare subsidies will help push the GOP into three separate camps on health care issues. 1. There are those who will want to throw in the towel. They will say it isContinue Reading

Cost-cutting measure leads to unintended consequences in Medicare

The latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek features John Tozzi’s brief article on the unexpected results of an effort to reduce Medicare expenses. Two years ago, Anita Silingo accused health insurance companies of brazenly ripping off the government. Silingo, who worked at a company called MedXM that consulted for health insurance companies, filed a sealed whistleblowerContinue Reading

Who’s enrolling in Obamacare exchanges?

Another U.S. Supreme Court victory doesn’t mark the end of the road for the Obamacare story. Robert King reports for the Washington Examiner. While the King v. Burwell decision keeps a major part of Obamacare in place, it also doesn’t mean the law is without any challenges. Besides political efforts to repeal the law, whichContinue Reading

JLF’s Jon Sanders reacts to the ACA ruling, too

No one was filming it, and it’s not at all informative as Katherine Restrepo‘s, but basically it looked a lot like this:

JLF’s Katherine Restrepo reacts to the Obamacare decision

Katherine Restrepo, health and human services policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation, discusses today’s 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and what could follow from it. The 3:59 interview follows.

SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The US Supreme Court has released its opinion on King V Burwell. In a 6-3 ruling favoring the Obama administration, the Justices have determined that health insurance subsidies shall be available to eligible individuals in state and federal health insurance exchanges. Click here to read the Court’s Opinion