A new Congressional Budget Office report shows the consequences of undoing Trump-era rules on less regulated health coverage.
The new plan is likely to resemble an old plan that was barely a plan at all.
This is selective enforcement of the law for political purposes.
It's an attempt to make an end-run around congressional spending authority.
In 2019, it's liberals, not conservatives, who are holding the pill hostage for political gain.
Plus: Libertarians face resistance while picking up trash without a permit, and Trump imagines Sen. Warren at the Wounded Knee massacre.
Trump's shutdown is a temporary, political fight that won't save any money or reduce the size of government.
Under the health law, Medicare started penalizing hospitals for too many readmissions. Now mortality rates are up.
[A guest-post by Prof. Josh Blackman (South Texas College of Law), a noted expert on Obamacare-related litigation. -EV]
The judge was right to conclude that the individual health insurance mandate is now unconstitutional, but wrong to rule that the rest of the ACA is now unlawful because it can't be severed from the largely toothless mandate left in place under the 2017 GOP tax bill.
The ruling will almost certainly be appealed.
Premiums are down and choice is up after Republican tweaks to the Affordable Care Act.
The Obamacare contraception mandate is getting a Trump-era overhaul.
At an election-eve campaign rally, Trump all but defends the health law he tried to repeal.
Trump's Misleading Statement On Obamacare Is a Sign That Republicans Have No Idea How to Talk About Health Policy
Instead of justifying the GOP position on pre-existing conditions, Trump and other Republicans are trying to confuse people.
Turns out voters like the Democratic health law...when it's run by Republicans.
In a new op-ed attacking single-payer, Trump inadvertently reveals that he's in favor of socialism-as long as it's for his supporters.
His true impact may be less about transforming the Court's ideology, and more about altering its status in political life.
Plus: Kavanaugh confirmation is official and child care tax credits backfire.
New Census data shows little change from 2016.
Clinton runs with a Kamala Harris whopper that's already been debunked.
Rules and regulations intended to reform health care are driving private practices out of business by overconfident design.
The Fight Over Brett Kavanaugh Is a Preview of a Future In Which All Political Arguments Are Health Care Arguments
Trump's SCOTUS nominee probably won't have an impact on Obamacare. But that won't stop Democrats from making the argument.
Reviewing the record of a possible replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Reason editors grapple with disassociation etiquette, family separation, third-party legal doctrine, health association plans, and the existential despair of Fozzie BearListen
Most of the attention on the twenty state lawsuit against Obamacare understandably focuses on the "severability" issue, which could lead to the demise of the entire Affordable Care Act. But the individual mandate part could also set an important precedent.
Obamacare Critics and Defenders Team Up Against the Trump Administration's Refusal to Defend the Health Law in Court
The DOJ's argument for striking down the health law's preexisting conditions rules is weak.
Thoughts on the Trump Administration's Decision Not to Defend Obamacare [updated with acknowledgement that I misinterpreted one of the administration's arguments]
They have every right to refuse to do so, much as Obama had a right to refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. But some of the arguments Trump is making are extremely dubious.
Instead, the executive branch will argue that the insurance requirement and the health law's preexisting conditions rules should be struck down.
Plus: Obamacare premiums rise, Trump praises NFL anthem policy.
The GOP is abandoning policy goals that used to define the party, and replacing them with raw Trumpism.
Almost by accident, the GOP has made Obamacare their own.
20 states are right to claim that the mandate is now unconstitutional, but wrong to argue that this requires invalidating the entire Affordable Care Act.
CBO to Estimate That Repealing Obamacare's Individual Mandate Will Have a Smaller Effect on Health Insurance Coverage
New report suggests the Republican tax bill will have a smaller coverage effect, but cause an even bigger increase in the deficit.
His legacy will be grim.
Draft regulations would expand access to association health plans.
Rushing a bill to a vote makes for messy legislation that comes apart over time.
Big Insurance will be the chief beneficiary of scrapping the Obamacare mandate
The bill advances lowers corporate and individual tax rates while setting the stage for large increases in the deficit.
The chief justice is a legal conservative who sometimes practices judicial deference.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss what's wrong with the GOP tax bill, Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Aquaman.Listen
The process of passing tax reform will only become more difficult from here.