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Personal Data Hacked from Electronic Medical Records

If you’ve been treated at a hospital that’s part of Community Health Systems, you might want to keep a close eye on your bank accounts and credit scores for a while. They got hacked: (Reuters) – Community Health Systems Inc

Posted in Healthcare and health insurance, Obama Administration

Obamacare Signups Increasingly Not Paying Premiums

More bad news on the Obamacare front: Aetna’s (NYSE:AET) ObamaCare exchange statistics should clear up any doubt as to why the Obama Administration has been tight-lipped about enrollment since celebrating 8 million sign-ups in mid-April. Reality, evidence suggests, could require

Posted in Domestic Policy, Healthcare and health insurance, Obama Administration

DC Circuit Dismisses Origination Clause Suit Against Obamacare

In a body-blow to freedom lovers everywhere, the DC Circuit upheld the dismissal of Sissal v. HHS, a suit filed under the Commerce and Origination Clauses of the Constitution. Sissel argued the Commerce Clause did not permit the government to

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Posted in Courts, Domestic Policy, Healthcare and health insurance

RE: Analysis: Halbig v. Burwell

To update my interpretation of the opinion, Dan McLaugllin over at Red State has an much more detailed piece up getting deeper in the weeds about how and why Circuit Judge Griffith did the right thing in Halbig. It is

Posted in Courts, Healthcare and health insurance

Analysis: Halbig v. Burwell

Ok, as promised, I have now read the opinions in the Obamacare subsidy cases. I’m sure it will surprise nobody at all I conclude the DC Circuit has the right of it, and the language of the statute expressly forbids

Posted in Courts, Domestic Policy, Healthcare and health insurance

Obamacare Subsidies Struck Down in DC Circuit

My, we’re having a big day in court today! First, the DC Circuit found, in Halbig v. Burwell (a case I blogged about a week ago), that payment of the Obamacare subsidies in States using the federal exchange system was

Posted in Congress, Courts, Department of Justice, Election 2014, Healthcare and health insurance

Narrow Networks Driving Obamacare Disapproval

Politico is up this morning with a story about the network selection in the Obamacare exchanges. Health networks have been experimenting with tightening their provider networks at least since the 90’s as a means of cost control. The biggest problem

Posted in Election 2014, Healthcare and health insurance

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