obamacare

A tip on debating healthcare

The debate over repealing Obamacare is not so simple as free markets vs. human lives. The market principles here are simply fact. Health care is a scarce good – this is why we have a problem in the first place. People can’t get as much as they want. We need a balanced economic solution, not […]

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Fact: Obamacare is failing

Some sad facts on Obamacare (that is, this isn’t up for debate): Average premium increases above 25%, roughly one-third of U.S. counties projected to lack any competition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges next year, and enrollment less than half of initial expectations provide strong evidence that the law’s exchange program is failing. Moreover, […]

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Obamacare as jobs creator? Not so fast.

According to Thomas Black and Caelainn Barr writing at Bloomberg.com this morning, 2014’s surging hiring pace indicates broad economic recovery. Whether this is driven by stronger fundamentals or the illusions of easy money is yet to be seen. But my reason for highlighting this article is for one particular phrase near the end: Positions for software developers, computer systems analysts and financial […]

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