The Obamacare confession

When I heard about the Obama operative who said that the passage of Obamacare was helped by Americans’ “stupidity,” I assumed it was just a gaffe, with which Republicans could play “gotcha.”  But it turns out, the comment was in the context of a frank explanation in front of a friendly liberal audience at MIT about how the administration got Obamacare through Congress.

And the operative’s other comments are even more damaging to the bill.  A second video supports the opponents’ of the law’s case before the Supreme Court by indicating that the language restricting subsidies to state exchanges was intentional. [Read more…]

The revised contraceptive mandate

In response to the Supreme Court decision that the Obamacare contraception mandate can violate the religious liberty of pro-life business owners, the administration has issued new regulations that would allow employees to get free birth control–including those that prevent the implantation of the fertilized egg–without violating the religious convictions of employers.

See the details after the jump.  Does this solve the problem? [Read more…]

Contradictory court rulings on Obamacare subsidies

One federal appeals court threw out the Obamacare subsidies, but hours later, another federal appeals court upheld them! [Read more…]

Obamacare numbers

A Kaiser study has found that 57% of the 8 million who have signed up for Obamacare were previously uninsured.  Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are hyping that number, since other studies found that only 26% to one-third of the enrollees had been uninsured.  But let’s accept the higher figure and then do the math. [Read more…]

Yet another Obamacare problem

Another Obamacare fiasco:

The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors, according to internal documents and three people familiar with the situation. [Read more…]

The 7.1 million who signed up for Obamacare

So 7.1 million Americans signed up for Obamacare, which is being hailed as a great success for the program.  But, you will recall, 6 million Americans already had individual health insurance policies that they lost because of the new law, forcing them to sign up for Obamacare.  The question is, how many Americans have health insurance now who did not have it before?  And how many are still uninusred?  Those crucial numbers we do not know.

After the jump, a devastating critique of the Affordable Care Act from Peggy Noonan.

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