Clock Ticking Down on SCOTUS' Decision On ObamaCare Subsidies
Ashton Ellis, CFIF Contributing Editor, discusses what Congress should do if the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare subsidies for health insurance purchased on exchanges set up by the federal government, why some Americans had to pay back the IRS for ObamaCare subsidies, and the negative implications of ObamaCare across the nation.
Under current law, songwriters, music producers and others receive royalty payments when their songs are played on AM-FM terrestrial radio.
The performers themselves, however, receive no such compensation except via a Byzantine licensing maze.
Meanwhile, under current law performers do receive compensation when their songs are played by digital broadcasters – Internet, satellite or cable mediums, for example.
Yet the terrestrial radio broadcasters remain exempt by law from paying that same compensation.
In other words, AM-FM radio enjoys a special government carve-out. …
"'About a quarter of all non-elderly Americans with private insurance coverage do not have sufficient liquid assets to pay even a mid-range deductible, which at today's rates would be $1,200 for single coverage and $2,400 for family coverage,' the Wall Street Journal reported in March. So now, many of the same groups that agitated for Obamacare are agitating for new government spending or tighter…[more]