When the Supreme Court agreed last week to hear Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, conservatives hoped the court would blow another deal to the president’s signature legislation.
With the disastrous rollout of Obamacare’s website dominating the news over the past month and a half, another part of Obamacare is easily overlooked: the law’s expansion of Medicaid, the federal government’s health insurance program for the poor.
In 1559, a political dissident in Europe saw a fundamental problem with the reign of kings. The words are so republican-sounding that an Englishman must have written them, if we are to take to heart Daniel Hannan’s argument in Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World.
The problem: An Englishman didn’t write them.
Jim Capretta saw the Obamacare debacle coming when it was months away. On July 5, the Obama administration released a 600 page regulation announcing a one-year delay in part of Obamacare’s implementation. States would not have to check the income of people applying for subsidies, according to the administration’s guidance. The administration simply would not be ready in time.
The strength of the argument that abortion is a constitutional right lies fundamentally in the strength of the Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. But how strong are they? A new book by Clarke Forsythe examines the background and arguments of these two pivotal cases to answer just this question.
The health insurance exchanges, Obamacare’s centerpiece, are scheduled to open on Tuesday, Oct. 1, but the rollout will be far from perfect. Computer glitches and lagging preparation will cause exchanges across the country to delay certain parts for a few weeks or longer.
Here are the top five glitches the Obama administration and states are facing before next week.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), members of Congress, and a representative from the State Department joined a prayer vigil on Thursday afternoon in front of the White House to protest Iran’s imprisonment of Saeed Abedini, a Christian pastor and American citizen.
Russell Kirk’s seminal work The Conservative Mind is still relevant 60 years after it first was published and offers a useful critique of parts of today’s Republican party, according to panelists at a Heritage Foundation event on Wednesday afternoon.
Kelly Gilreath started cleaning businesses over 25 years ago. Now she has a full-fledged janitorial service business with almost 100 people on her payroll in three states. She dreams of expanding her business further, even internationally.
The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services has not checked whether Obamacare will be ready to roll out on Oct. 1, a spokesman for the inspector general said on Tuesday.