Category Archives: Regulation

LA Times notes Obamacare’s impact on Californians seeking medical treatment

The Los Angeles Times reports on health care access in the Golden State under the federal Affordable Care Act. Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year. The state’s largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networksContinue Reading

Interesting developments in the Uber regulation battles

Jason Snead and Paul Larkin offer Daily Signal readers an update on ride-sharing company Uber‘s ongoing challenge of regulations benefiting entrenched interests in the taxi industry. It is starting to seem as if the tide of Uber’s regulatory war may be turning. In Seattle, popular demand forced a city council that was once intent onContinue Reading

If you like your Obamacare-related health insurance cancellation …

Robert Graboyes of the Mercatus Center explains in the video below why the Affordable Care Act’s bizarre rules could cause recurring health insurance cancellations. To keep up with other developments in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, be sure to sign up for Katherine Restrepo’s regular Health Care Update.

When ‘streamlining’ regulation costs billions

Cutting regulatory burdens leads to economic growth … except when the Obama administration tries it. Elizabeth Harrington explains in an article for the Washington Free Beacon. Administration efforts to cut red tape have actually added $23 billion in costs to the economy this year, according to a new report released by the American Action ForumContinue Reading

Government in spite of the people

Lawson Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute examines for Human Events readers some recent bureaucratic nightmares. [T]here are the head-shaking stories of interactions with our favorite blue-shirted defenders of airport safety – the Transportation Security Administration. Such as the TSA agents who didn’t know the District of Columbia is an officially recognized legal geographical pieceContinue Reading

The lingering problem of regulatory overreach in Dodd-Frank

John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute explains for National Review Online readers how the Dodd-Frank legislation — designed to address problems revealed by the financial crisis in 2008 — ended up as an example of the dangers associated with regulatory overreach. The two recent federal court decisions on Obamacare subsidies — one for, oneContinue Reading

Who’s writing the environmental laws?

Alex Adrianson explores that topic for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog. Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency have given outside pressure groups unprecedented access and improper influence over environmental policy, says Christopher Horner. Horner and his colleagues at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute reviewed hundreds of pages of agency emails obtained—with considerable resistanceContinue Reading

About those efforts to reduce poverty

Zack Colman of the Washington Examiner focuses attention on a new analysis of rising energy prices. A 10-percent increase in home energy costs would push 840,000 more Americans below the poverty line, according to a new report from two Republican senators. Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their reportContinue Reading