(Un?)Intended Consequences, ObamaTax style

January 11, 2017
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More ObamaTax Rate Decreases

October 31, 2016
Largest premium hikes for benchmark #Obamacare plans: AZ: 116%OK: 69%TN: 63%MN: 59% AL: 58%PA: 53%NE: 51% MT: 44% IL: 43%KS: 42% — Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) October 29, 2016 #Winning! [Hat Tip: FoIB Holly...

The ObamaTax vs Your Salary

October 14, 2016
FoIB, and clinical psychologist, Dana Beezley-Smith has written a rather interesting take on how the ACA has impacted employees’ wages: My question concerned promises that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would increase the incomes...

ObamaTax #Fail (Part 2,693)

August 3, 2016
Context: Counterpoints: ■ “Illinois Insurers to Increase Premiums as High as 45%“ The Prairie State’s Blue Cross affiliate (by far the most popular – for certain values of “popular”) is asking for rate increases...

ObamaTax subsidy news

July 8, 2016
FoIB Allison Bell has an excellent overview of proposed new IRS rules regarding employees who may qualify for subsidies. There’s a lot of good stuff here, but I want to focus on two items...

Health Wonk Review: ObamaTax Anniversary Edition

March 24, 2016
Charles Gaba makes his (impressive) hosting debut with this week’s informative roundup of health care policy and policy. His very sly (and much appreciated) sense of humor is on display, as well; this one’s...

ObamaTax D’unh!

January 4, 2016
So The Grey lady has finally figured out what we’ve known pretty much all along: “Many See I.R.S. Penalties as More Affordable Than Insurance“ No kidding. As we’ve long noted, most recently this past...

Some additional thoughts on the ObamaTax

December 11, 2015
Yesterday, we discussed the utter futility of the penalty/tax/fine/pumpkin as an inducement for folks to buy over-priced ObamaPlans vice paying a basically nominal amount for failure to “comply.” It occurs to me, though, that...

Much ado about the ObamaTax

December 9, 2015
FoIB Jeff M alerts us to this terrifying news: “ouseholds that opt to go without health insurance in 2016 are set to get hit with an average Obamacare fine of $ 969.” Oy vey!...

Another ObamaTax “Success” Story

November 23, 2015
Speaking of rates going down 3000%, here’s the story of a family doing its best to not only provide for itself, but to take on another unfortunate. The Smith’s had already adopted a baby...
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