In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in to Heartland’s Emerging Issues Forum (EIF) held in Seattle, Washington. EIF brings together elected officials, policy analysts, and government affairs professionals from across the country. In this first panel, the speakers discuss the debate over the expansion of Medicaid, the future of Obamacare after the King vs Burwell decision, and how Certificate of Need laws are restricting competition amongst health care providers and driving up costs.
Yet another contentious area of the Obamacare law may lead to litigation. The so-called “Cadillac Tax” on expensive health insurance policies was due to be green-lighted by regulators for 2018.[…]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other conservatives this weekend were unsuccessful in their attempt to repeal Obamacare through a parliamentary procedure. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would not allow[…]
A new poll released by FOX News on Tuesday found that Americans are expressing supreme dissatisfaction with the nation’s highest court. The survey of 1,019 registered voters conducted from July[…]
Health care analysts are predicting that the 13 states — and the District of Columbia — that are currently offering Obamacare insurance exchanges will cease operations within five years. According[…]
Millions of Americans prefer to pay a federal tax penalty, rather than being forced to buy no-frills health insurance, a development that is surprising even the White House and progressive[…]
A new, national study is pointing to yet another instance in which the promised benefits of Obamacare have failed to materialize as forecast. The report, published Monday in the professional[…]
States have long-claimed the title of “laboratories of democracy,” where innovative public policies were allowed to emerge, and furnish possible models for bi-partisan policy change in Washington. But according to[…]
The State Senate of California last week approved a controversial proposal to provide health insurance – through the Obamacare “exchanges” — to all illegal aliens. The State House has not[…]
The launch of HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s online health insurance marketplace, in October 2013 was a complete disaster, a reality even the most ardent supporters of Obamacare admit. There were multiple site crashes, long waiting times for anxious consumers, and one delay after another.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Kenneth Artz, managing editor of Health Care News speaks with Jeff Stier. Stier s a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington D.C. where he heads its Risk Analysis Division. Stier joins Artz to discuss the FDA’s new food labeling law, a law which will require most food establishments in the United States to list calorie counts for their food items.
A few weeks ago, Tom Field, a 25-year advocate of legal reforms as they apply to the elderly, reached out to Nancy Thorner via a phone call from Mentor, Ohio, to ascertain whether Thorner had further interest in pursuing the issue after reading an article emailed to him and others that Thorner had written on July 9, 2011 titled, “Allegations of Alleged Corruption and Abuse at the Probate Court Level in Cook County, IL.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), just last week, ruthlessly began fining small businesses who reimburse employees for part of the cost of their private health insurance, or for direct health[…]
Mergers among Medicare providers are decreasing competition in the health insurance market — yet another adverse outcome of Obamacare. According to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal, 75 %[…]
The U.S. Supreme Court could well blow the Democrats’ cover in King v. Burwell if it rules that people in the 37 states that did not establish an Exchange cannot legally get taxpayer subsidies for health insurance.