Category Archives: Exchange BS

OCARE GRANT SCANDAL: CONGRESS AWAKES!

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the fact that the House has finally decided to conduct a serious investigation into the billions of unspent Obamacare start-up grants that disappeared into the coffers of Democrat states never to be seen again: Last April, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued an alert concerning the misuse of [...]

OBAMACARE’S BLUE STATE MONEY LAUNDRY

In the American Spectator, I discuss the apparent intention of the Obama administration to create Democrat slush funds by laundering federal grant money through state-based exchanges. When Maryland’s Attorney General announced last summer that his office had negotiated a settlement whereby $45 million would be recouped from the IT contractor that botched the state’s Obamacare [...]

A BONUS FOR A BOTCHED OBAMACARE EXCHANGE

In today’s American Spectator I ask how Maryland can recoup money from an IT contractor for an ill-fated “marketplace” that was paid for with taxpayer dollars provided by the federal government: When former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill that created his state’s Obamacare exchange, he bragged that it was “being established using no [...]

LET OBAMACARE’S SUBSIDY VICTIMS SUFFER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the GOP’s dumb plan to let the Obama administration off the hook if SCOTUS rules that PPACA subsidies cannot be funneled through federal exchanges: The GOP seems determined to reinforce its reputation as “the stupid party.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans plan to co-sponsor a [...]

WHO WILL BE BLAMED FOR KING V. BURWELL CHAOS?

In today’s American Spectator I suggest that the fallout from a SCOTUS ruling against the IRS in King v. Burwell won’t come down on the heads of the local officials who refused to set up state exchanges: A Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration in King v. Burwell, according to conventional Beltway wisdom, will [...]

OBAMACARE’S PROGNOSIS WORSENS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss why Obamacare is likely to go the way of the McCain-Feingold “reform” law. A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. [...]

NO, THE OBAMACARE DEBATE ISN’T OVER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss our President’s delusional belief that all further argument about the future of his “signature domestic achievement” would be pointless: Last Tuesday, our President swaggered into the Rose Garden to announce that 7.1 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges … ‘The debate over repealing this [...]

SEBELIUS ENTERS THE EIGHTH CIRCLE OF OBAMACARE

In my latest column for the American Spectator, I discuss the lies and blame-shifting of HHS Commissar Kathleen Sebelius, as displayed before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday: In Dante’s Inferno, the Eighth Circle of Hell is reserved for people who deliberately commit fraud. It isn’t surprising, then, that the poet populated this [...]

VIDEO: HITLER LEARNS ABOUT OBAMACARE EXCHANGE DEBACLE

This is may be the best of the “Hitler Learns About” videos. I laughed aloud at least a dozen times while watching it for the first time: [ht Power Line]

HEALTHCARE DOT COMMIE

In my latest column for the American Spectator I discuss the utterly predictable wreck of Obamacare’s flagship: The most surprising thing about the botched launch of Obamacare’s “online insurance marketplace” is that the failure surprised anyone. From the moment, during the 2008 presidential campaign, that Barack Obama began promising to reform our medical delivery system, [...]