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Congress Plans Fight on Obama Administration’s Illegal Diversion of $3.5 Billion to Insurers

Posted: March 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm   /   Politics

The fight over whether the Obama administration broke the law by prioritizing insurers over billions of dollars in payments to the U.S. Treasury through a program implemented under Obamacare is only beginning. Following the release of a memo from the Congressional Research Service last week, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee pressed Health […]

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Farm Contractors Balk at Obamacare Requirements

Posted: February 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm   /   Politics

Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy. Many contractors who provide farm labor and must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business. Some are also concerned that the forms they must file with the federal government under the Affordable Care Act will bring immigration […]

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Lawmakers: Obama Administration Illegally Diverted Billions Intended for U.S. Treasury to Insurers

Posted: February 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm   /   Politics

Republicans on Capitol Hill are questioning the legality of a move by the Obama administration to give billions to insurers under a program implemented under Obamacare that they say is equal to an insurer bailout. At issue for lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is whether the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

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Bad Decisions, Mismanagement Led to ‘High Risk of Failure’ for Obamacare Website, Study Finds

Posted: February 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm   /   Politics

The Obamacare website failed on launch because government officials spent too little time on it, made bad technical decisions, and mismanaged a key contract, a new internal report says. The “culture” of the agency overseeing Obamacare also got in the way of readying the website,, especially poor coordination and a resistance to addressing “bad news,” […]

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Heartland Weekly – A Valentine’s Day Ode to Fracking

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 8:02 am   /   Politics

If you don’t visit Somewhat Reasonable and the Heartlander digital magazine every day, you’re missing out on some of the best news and commentary on liberty and free markets you can find. But worry not, freedom lovers! The Heartland Weekly Email is here for you every Friday with a highlight show. Subscribe to the email today, and read this week’s edition below. Puerto […]

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Medicaid Expansion: The President’s Discarded Valentine

Posted: February 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for 2017 days before America’s sappiest holiday. Similar to many expressions of love given each year around February 14, the budget packed much potential to please—and even more to disappoint. Unlike most snubbed suitors, the lame-duck president faces no consequences for failing to satisfy. Obama thrusts his trillion-dollar […]

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Here’s Why Insurance Premiums Are ‘High and Rising’ for Obamacare Enrollees

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm   /   Politics

Rising health insurance premiums under Obamacare will continue to hit Americans this year, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. “High and rising premiums for private health insurance are a matter of concern for [Obamacare] enrollees. They also affect the federal budget, because the federal government subsidizes most premiums—directly or indirectly—at a cost of […]

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Your Favorite Restaurant Menu Is About To Change If Obama Gets His Way

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 8:00 am   /   Politics

by Julie Kelly and Jeff Stier In its endless attempt to turn the country into one giant Weight Watchers meeting, the Obama Administration tucked away a little-known provision in the health care law that authorizes the FDA to force certain businesses to post the calorie count for every menu item. Lawmakers on both sides of […]

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Lawmakers Say Congress Should Investigate Millionaires Enrolling in Medicaid

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm   /   Politics

Conservative lawmakers say Congress should investigate the number of millionaires who qualify for and enroll in government-sponsored health insurance under Obamacare, a trend exposed in a Daily Signal report earlier this week. At the monthly Capitol Hill event Conversations with Conservatives, lawmakers in attendance discussed a recent Daily Signal report involving people with high net […]

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