January 16th, 2012

Obamacare implementation continues to grind forward

Obamacare is likely to find its way into the national debate continuously throughout 2012 as the Supreme Court takes the constitutionality of the law up, while the regulatory mechanisms for enforcing the law continue to be put into place.

Americans for Limited Government Foundation has put together some key upcoming dates when actions will occur that impact American’s healthcare. Some will get major news media coverage, others will be ignored in the legacy media. But all of these dates represent transformative changes that will change the way the government is involved in healthcare forever. Read more »

January 10th

Cost of Obamacare Regulations Underestimated by Billions of Dollars

The Obama Administration underestimated the costs of Obamacare regulations by billions of dollars says the non-partisan Mercatus Center at George Mason University in a working paper it issued on Monday.[1] The study examines eight Obamacare regulations issued in 2010 that became law before public comment was allowed because of the brief timeline Obamacare gave for their implementation. Read more »

January 6th

Regulation Makes Obamacare Worse Than the Statute Itself

Obamacare is bad as enacted, but now the Obama Administration through its regulatory power is destroying Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), one of the few good things that has happened in health care law in the past decade. Read more »

January 3rd

The Nitty Gritty: State Options for Choosing an EHB Definition

Under recently issued federal regulatory guidance, states have some say in determining what minimum benefits health plans in the individual, small group, and exchange markets must offer to their beneficiaries. These minimum required benefits are called the Essential Health Benefits (EHB). Read more »

New Regulatory Guidance on EHBs Merely Postpones Health Benefit Nationalization

Obamacare requires the federal government to define a list of minimum health benefits, called the Essential Health Benefits (EHB), which certain insurers must provide. But with presidential campaign season upon us, the Obama Administration is dodging this controversial decision by passing it off to the states. Read more »

December 14th, 2011

Obamacare: The Un-Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act may be anything but Affordable to many Americans if Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post is correct. Recent regulations have interpreted the Act, better known as Obamacare, to measure affordability without taking into consideration whether individuals have families that also need health care. Read more »

December 8th

Health Exchange Regulation Flunks

F. That’s the grade Obamacare’s Health Insurance Exchanges regulation received from the independent Mercatus Center at George Mason University after receiving only 42% of potential points (25 out of 60) on a regulatory report card the Mercatus Center issued this week. Read more »

November 29th

Congress’ Obamacare Stock Market Betting

In his new book, Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism that would Send the Rest of us to Prison, Peter Schweizer demonstrates the dangers of government control of healthcare from a different angle—the motivations of the congressmen who voted for it.

Schweizer reveals active trading by congressmen of healthcare stocks in the middle of the debate over Obamacare. Read more »

November 16th

Defining Essential Health Benefits and Defining Away States’ Rights

With Obamacare, the federal government has been tasked with defining what minimum health benefits health plans must cover. But the result may be to force states to remove their own mandated health benefits. Read more »

October 17th

How Much Has The Obama Administration Wasted on the CLASS Program?

Today, Americans for Limited Government sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging to find out how much money was wasted on an Obamacare program the Obama Administration already knew would not work. Read more »