Get ObamaCare Out of the Health Insurance Exchange Business
Health insurance exchanges are a great idea – as long as the government isn’t the one running them.
“In a private exchange, an employer can make a defined contribution to a tax-free group plan chosen by the worker,” explains Robert Moffit. “If the worker purchases a less expensive plan, the worker can keep the difference in savings. A worker who wants a more expensive plan can top off the employer's contribution with her own money.
“In a well-run private exchange, self-insured employers can offer greater flexibility in benefit design, allowing workers and their families choice among a variety of health plans offered by multiple carriers,” Moffit continues. “With cost calculators, plan and provider performance ratings, and easily accessible network and formulary information…[more]
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced he will issue an executive order that mandates statewide water rationing.
“This executive order is done under emergency power,” Brown, a Democrat, said while appearing on ABC’s This Week. “It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s – how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.”
Brown’s order will also enhance the power of government regulators to punish those using more than their…
"The IRS doled out more than $5 billion in potentially bogus college aid payments in 2012 under an Obama stimulus tax credit, according to a report Tuesday from the agency's inspector general that said the administration still doesn't have a good handle on how to root out erroneous claims. Nearly 4 million students had questionable claims, totaling more than $5.6 billion in that one year alone, the…[more]