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  • Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says

    Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says
    The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up approximately 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are on track to cost billions of dollars this year, a new federal report indicates....
  • Commission interim report 'sets stage' for pay reform

    Commission Chairman Alphonso Maldon Jr., says the intent of the interim report is to present a "comprehensive resource tool" for understanding military compensation. A final report to President Obama and Congress is due next February. By Tom...
  • Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure

    Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure
    Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center. A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • Dynan confirmed for U.S. Treasury economic post

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Federal Reserve economist Karen Dynan to serve as the Treasury Department's chief economist. Dynan, who has been serving as a counselor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, was confirmed on a...
  • A higher minimum wage -- at what cost?

    Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...
  • Seattle's grand experiment with the minimum wage

    Seattle this week saw and raised skeptics on the minimum wage, as its City Council unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum for the lowest-paid workers. The nation's highest minimum wage will kick in over the next seven years, depending on the size of...
  • The insurers speak: Yes, people are paying their Obamacare premiums

    Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
  • Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain. The final battle of the war over the Affordable...
  • The Buffett Rule's threat to Sen. Warren's student loan refi bill

    The Buffett Rule's threat to Sen. Warren's student loan refi bill
    If you had an idea that you wanted to push through Congress, would you hitch it to a controversial tax proposal that had no chance of becoming law? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to make it easier for people with student...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...