Mr. Walker called his plan “cost neutral,” but he didn’t explain how he would pay $802 billion in increased Medicare spending that would come from repealing the Affordable Care Act. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has also said that repealing the health care law would increase federal budget deficits by $137 billion over the next decade. Mr. Walker’s 6½-page proposal doesn’t address how he would pay for his plan beyond a vow to cut spending on Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance for the poor, and institute a tax on so-called Cadillac health care plans.
“Given the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might disrupt the flow of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) depending upon how it rules in the next couple of weeks, Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson(R) has been working to put together a bipartisan bill that would solve the problem of premium subsidies while extracting some give-backs from…
So… skilled, professional drafters… failing to check the cross-references. That’s the story. As opposed to the idea that the loss of the subsidies was supposed to motivate the states to set up exchanges. Via “Four Words That Imperil Health Care Law Were All a Mistake, Writers Now Say” @ Althouse.
Via RoJo: Man, or Mouse? @ Dad29.
Overall, by 2016, about 10,000 Wisconsin workers will lose (or leave) small group employer plans due to regulations in the Affordable Care Act. Via REPORT: Affordable Care Act Increases Cost of Health Care, Hurts Small Businesses in Wisconsin @ MacIver Institute
Walker: Wisconsin absolutely made the right decision (not to build an exchange). After looking at all options, a majority of governors, both Democrat and Republican, chose not to do so. A state exchange would have been state-run in name only with dictates coming from the federal government. Wisconsin taxpayers would have been on the hook.…
Via Morning briefing: Federal judge throws out Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit
But whatever comes of the standing argument (something that we knew would be raised), the outcome of the case should not turn on whether it is “good” for Members and staff to get federal health benefits. Congress decided that they should not. If that decision was wrong, Congress itself controls the remedy. It can repeal…
Via Tally for Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit at $40,000 so far @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Only Four Million Obamacare Enrollees Were Previously Uninsured @ MacIver Institute.
Via Baldwin to Walker: where are the healthcare coverage numbers? @ Blogging Blue.
Via Sykes Writes.
Via Switcheroo: Walker test coming…how many of the dropped BadgerCare Adults signup for ObamaCare? @ Democurmudgeon.
We’ve mentioned a few times that Jim Senselessbrenner is way past his sell-by date (which was around 2000.) He wrote the legislation which authorized NSA’s privacy intrusions–and now claims that it was “misinterpreted.” He has never taken a meaningful vote against ObozoCare, and has always had his nose … more» Via Dad29.
Architects of the greatest progressive overreach since Prohibition are reeling. Tammy Baldwin is begging Scott Walker to save health care for the poor. La Crosse Democrat Ron Kind voted Friday for the Republicans’ “Keep Your Health Care Plan,” a measure the White House said would “gut” the law… more» Via Blaska.
Scott Walker hates Obamacare. But Scott Walker also needs Obamacare. The Wisconsin Republican governor, a potential 2016 contender for the White House, has drawn national attention to his ambitious health reform effort to cover the poor in his state without buying into the president’s health care plan. But his approach is nevertheless yoked to the…
Although it’s not news, it’s worth remembering that Members of Congress and their staff members will get a $10K gift from the taxpayers (annually) toward payment of their ObozoCare premiums. That assumes that ObozoCare is still on the books in 12 months.… more» Via Dad29
“If you can’t take some joy, some modicum of relief and mirth, in the unprecedentedly spectacular beclowning of the president, his administration, its enablers, and, to no small degree, liberalism itself…then you need to ask yourself why you’re following politics in the first place. Because, frankly, this has been one of the most enjoyable political…
Obama went before the press and the American people today to issue his latest ruling. “If you like your plan, I’ll make the insurance companies give you that plan for… a year? Sound good?” Obama is desperate. He’s tossing out the LAW. Does Obama know we have a legislative branch of government? … more» Via…
MADISON, Wis. – The numbers are in, and they are anything but impressive. And they eventually could alter what the average American pays for health insurance — but not in a good way. Less than 900 Wisconsinites have selected a marketplace insurance plan through the Obamacare online exchange system between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2,…
Via FREEDOM EDEN.
as though there were any spin-free writing left to be found – ed.: Here are a few high-on-information-low-on-spin resources I came up with… more» Via Blue Cheddar.
Welcome to those of you unintentionally redirected here from the Obamacare website.* How ya doin’? The family? Wanna play Angry Birds? Click “Like” if you sense our progressive acquaintances jumping off the derailing train. Oops, there goes former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. … more» Via Blaska’s Bring It.
Here‘s an old post of mine, from July 21, 2009: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.” Obama answering the question: “Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even… more» Via Althouse.
Obama’s arrogance knows no bounds. He doesn’t seem to care that spending hours on the golf course is thoroughly inappropriate given the state of the country. He doesn’t seem to care how his life of privilege and leisure looks to Americans suffering under his economy and his ObamaCare debacle … more» Via FREEDOM EDEN.
Ron Johnson is absolutely right. Obama’s “apology” to Americans for the loss of their health care plans was hollow. From 620 WTMJ … more » Via FREEDOM EDEN. .
Adding up every benefit: Really nice feature of ObozoCare–if you’re an ID thief. Lisa Martinson called customer service after she forgot her password. That’s when she was told three different people were given the password to her account … more » Via Dad29.