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]
As the world hurtles toward a frighteningly chaotic state, unity with America's allies and toughness toward our enemies become increasingly critical.
A public opinion survey this week from Rasmussen brought new clarity to the issue, and provided a grim new milestone:
"The number of voters who think the United States is winning the War on Terror continues to fall to new lows, and more than ever they see a terrorist attack as the biggest threat to the nation. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of likely U.S. voters think the United States…
"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]