Treasury Dept. Approves $3 Billion Transfer to Insurance Companies that Congress Denied
A letter from House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) demands an explanation from the Treasury Department on why it allowed $3 billion in payments to ObamaCare insurance companies that Congress never approved.
In a well-documented piece, Philip Klein gives a disturbing summary of the Obama administration deliberately refusing to follow the law.
“At issue are payments to insurers known as cost-sharing subsidies,” writes Klein. “These payments come about because President Obama’s healthcare law forces insurers to limit out-of-pocket costs for certain low income individuals by capping consumer expenses, such as deductibles and co-payments, in insurance plans. In exchange for capping these charges, insurers are supposed to receive compensation.”
"Obama has emerged," says New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, "as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history."
At this point, the most salient question regarding Krugman shouldn't be what he thinks about any particular issue, but why anyone continues to pay him attention. Sure, the man possesses a Nobel prize, but so do such moral and intellectual titans as Yasser Arafat, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.
Just one week ago, Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal helpfully highlighted some of Krugman's more…
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—Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, The Federalist Senior Editor
— Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, The Federalist Senior Editor