Insurance Companies Got CMS Okay to Cancel Policies If ObamaCare Subsidies Invalidated
“Amy Lotven of the trade publication Inside Health Reform reports that before insurers agreed to sell coverage through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s health insurance Exchanges in 2015, they demanded that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services explicitly agree to let them cancel policies if any of the Halbig cases succeed in blocking the subsidies that carriers had been receiving in the 36 states whose ObamaCare Exchanges were not, as [ObamaCare] requires before subsidies can flow, ‘established by the State’”, writes Michael Cannon.
You’ll recall that there is a big fight over whether the Obama administration is blatantly violating its own law by making subsidies available to people who don’t qualify under the statute. And, as Cannon…[more]
The Democratic Party may have finally landed on a campaign slogan for 2014: “Any port in a storm.” That’s the only explanation for the glee that some liberals have been expressing in reaction to the news that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th district. They have to have something to bolster their spirits.
Why the left would crow at Cantor’s demise is inexplicable apart from sheer partisan animus. Cantor won the district in 2012 with 58 percent of the vote — a commanding performance, yet the smallest margin…
"Louisville, KY - Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration of the Senate…[more]