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States are better off without Medicaid expansion

Congressional Democrats are debating several ways to offer Medicaid coverage to low-income, able-bodied adults in the 12 states that have refused to expand the program under Obamacare. Spending more federal dollars on the country’s largest entitlement is a bad idea. Medicaid is an unsustainable program that costs a fortune yet …

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The American Left’s Obsession with Government-Run Health Care Defies Reality

Fresh off their successful defense of Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrats are looking to expand government control over the country’s healthcare system. Lawmakers in the House and Senate have requested information on how to create a new public health insurance option. Senate Democrats led by Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., want to lower the …

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Biden’s Self-Congratulation Can’t Cover up Obamacare’s Failings

The Biden administration is patting itself on the back for a supposed milestone in American health care. According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, “31 million Americans have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a record.” But a closer look at the report reveals …

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Don’t be fooled by Biden’s victory lap on Obamacare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a report asserting that 31 million people now have insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. That would be a record, an increase of nearly 4 million from 2020. That headline number could go up in the months to come. But the growth …

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What’s Really at Stake in the Supreme Court Obamacare Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue its ruling in California v. Texas, the latest case challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, later this month. The conventional wisdom holds that the high court will uphold the law. But that’s no sure thing. Regardless of what the court decides, Obamacare has failed on …

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The White House Continues Its Campaign To Deny People Insurance Choices

The Biden administration is continuing its onslaught against health plans that don’t have their seal of approval. At a congressional hearing last month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra agreed with Rep. Kathy Castor’s, D-Fla., characterization of short-term health plans as “junk” insurance—and promised to scrutinize a Trump-era rule …

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Erik Jaffe – The U.S. Supreme Court Cases this Session

The featured guest for this podcast Erik Jaffe, partner at Schaerr Jaffe, a constitutional lawyer, and a PRI fellow in Legal Studies.  Erik takes us through a tour of the major U.S. Supreme Court cases this session and the constitutional issues in question, from Obamacare to the First Amendment. Erik …

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Medicare Expansion: A Gift to the Relatively Wealthy

President Joe Biden’s ambitious proposals to reduce Medicare’s eligibility age to 60 may not be the gift to older Americans that its supporters believe it to be. That’s the core finding of a new analysis from Avalere, a consultancy. The report concluded that lower-income adults would likely have to pay more for …

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Insuring more Americans’ health shouldn’t require big government spending

President Joe Biden announced late last month that he plans to permanently expand health-insurance subsidies as part of his $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan.” This new spending would be a waste of taxpayer dollars. The vast majority of uninsured Americans already has access to discounted health plans. But for a …

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Biden’s New Coverage Subsidies Won’t Help Uninsured Americans

In his address to Congress last week, President Biden announced his plan to make permanent the new health insurance subsidies included in his American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March. These subsidies, which are currently set to expire next year, reduce exchange premiums for everyone who makes less than 400 percent …

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States are better off without Medicaid expansion

Congressional Democrats are debating several ways to offer Medicaid coverage to low-income, able-bodied adults in the 12 states that have refused to expand the program under Obamacare. Spending more federal dollars on the country’s largest entitlement is a bad idea. Medicaid is an unsustainable program that costs a fortune yet …

Commentary

The American Left’s Obsession with Government-Run Health Care Defies Reality

Fresh off their successful defense of Obamacare before the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrats are looking to expand government control over the country’s healthcare system. Lawmakers in the House and Senate have requested information on how to create a new public health insurance option. Senate Democrats led by Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., want to lower the …

Commentary

Biden’s Self-Congratulation Can’t Cover up Obamacare’s Failings

The Biden administration is patting itself on the back for a supposed milestone in American health care. According to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, “31 million Americans have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a record.” But a closer look at the report reveals …

Commentary

Don’t be fooled by Biden’s victory lap on Obamacare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a report asserting that 31 million people now have insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. That would be a record, an increase of nearly 4 million from 2020. That headline number could go up in the months to come. But the growth …

Commentary

What’s Really at Stake in the Supreme Court Obamacare Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue its ruling in California v. Texas, the latest case challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, later this month. The conventional wisdom holds that the high court will uphold the law. But that’s no sure thing. Regardless of what the court decides, Obamacare has failed on …

Commentary

The White House Continues Its Campaign To Deny People Insurance Choices

The Biden administration is continuing its onslaught against health plans that don’t have their seal of approval. At a congressional hearing last month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra agreed with Rep. Kathy Castor’s, D-Fla., characterization of short-term health plans as “junk” insurance—and promised to scrutinize a Trump-era rule …

Obamacare

Erik Jaffe – The U.S. Supreme Court Cases this Session

The featured guest for this podcast Erik Jaffe, partner at Schaerr Jaffe, a constitutional lawyer, and a PRI fellow in Legal Studies.  Erik takes us through a tour of the major U.S. Supreme Court cases this session and the constitutional issues in question, from Obamacare to the First Amendment. Erik …

Commentary

Medicare Expansion: A Gift to the Relatively Wealthy

President Joe Biden’s ambitious proposals to reduce Medicare’s eligibility age to 60 may not be the gift to older Americans that its supporters believe it to be. That’s the core finding of a new analysis from Avalere, a consultancy. The report concluded that lower-income adults would likely have to pay more for …

Commentary

Insuring more Americans’ health shouldn’t require big government spending

President Joe Biden announced late last month that he plans to permanently expand health-insurance subsidies as part of his $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan.” This new spending would be a waste of taxpayer dollars. The vast majority of uninsured Americans already has access to discounted health plans. But for a …

Commentary

Biden’s New Coverage Subsidies Won’t Help Uninsured Americans

In his address to Congress last week, President Biden announced his plan to make permanent the new health insurance subsidies included in his American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March. These subsidies, which are currently set to expire next year, reduce exchange premiums for everyone who makes less than 400 percent …

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