Enrollment figures from state Obamacare exchanges are revealing a pattern that will alter fundamentally the terms of the debate over President Obama's signature health insurance program.
When it was proposed, considered and enacted, it was seen as a program requiring everybody to buy private insurance on health exchanges or face a fine. Those already covered with "affordable" and sufficiently comprehensive health care policies were exempt from the mandate.
And, yes, for the poor, the bill expanded the Medicaid program substantially.
But now experience with Obamacare signups at local exchanges indicates that it is the Medicaid feature of the program that is attracting... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)
I have been broadcasting for 31 years and writing for longer than that. I do not recall ever saying on radio or in print that a president is doing lasting damage to our country. I did not like the presidencies of Jimmy Carter (the last Democrat I voted for) or Bill Clinton. Nor did I care for the "compassionate conservatism" of George W. Bush. In modern political parlance "compassionate" is a euphemism for ever-expanding government.
But I have never written or broadcast that our country was being seriously damaged by a president. So it is with great sadness that I write... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program's troubled rollout. Read More (Opens In A New Tab)
WASHINGTON -- It's time to pounce on Alan. That's Alan as in Greenspan, whose new book -- "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting" -- has just appeared. It provides a fresh opportunity for critics to attack the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1987-2006).Here are some samples.
Steven Pearlstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post (in a book review): "Like Fred Astaire on the dance floor, Greenspan glides through the list [of causes of the financial crisis] without the slightest sign he might... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)