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News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he ...

News Briefing for Thursday, December 18, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Tales from Obamacare “My older daughter, who is 28, married with 2 children, Her husband is in optometry school and she works three jobs. They have a bunch of loans and I pay their rent. They have refused to take food stamps or anything else from the government.  They went on the O’care website because their private insurance was going to go from $600 to $1000 per month. They were hoping to get a plan that would allow them to keep their pediatrician and her OB-GYN and thought they would qualify for a subsidy that would make it affordable.  Instead, they were directed to Medicaid. None of her doctors take Medicaid. My daughter ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Americans Are Spending 42 Percent More on Health Insurance Than They Did in 2007 “Data on consumer spending show that spending on health insurance surged 42 percent from 2007 to 2013, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The rise reflects the increasing cost of health insurance and the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone buy extensive health insurance. Another feature shown by the data is the movement away from home-ownership and associated costs. Families are more likely to rent than in 2007, so mortgage spending is down and rent spending is up. Some of the other categories where spending fell – ...

News Briefing for Friday, October 3, 2014

HEALTHCARE: IDAHO SCHOOL DISTRICT CUTS HOURS FOR OVER 150 WORKERS DUE TO OBAMACARE “According to a report from Pocatello, ID NBC affiliate KPVI 6, the Twin Falls, ID school district had to cut hours of its employees due to $1 million in additional costs resulting from the implementation of ObamaCare. The district reduced some employee work weeks from 30 or 34 hours per week to 27 hours per week to avoid paying full health insurance. The cuts hit non-professional employees including teaching aides and cafeteria workers.” http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/02/Idaho-School-District-Cuts-Hours-for-Over-150-Workers-Due-to-ObamaCar...

With Obamacare, hindsight isn’t always 20/20

In late July, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled [1] that Obamacare subsidies on the federal exchange are, in effect, illegal. That ruling was bolstered by footage that surfaced a few days later of one Jonathan Gruber – MIT economist and chief Obamacare architect – giving a speech in 2012 about health care reform and warning states that should they fail to set up state-run exchanges, their citizens will lose out on subsidies. “I think what’s important to remember political about this,” said Gruber at the time,” is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get tax credits.” Sounds pretty ...