| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Here's another one: Our tax system greatly advantages employer-provided health-care coverage, and Obamacare places health-care provision obligations onto large employers. But with the other Obamacare reforms protecting those with existing conditions...
| Jun 2, 2013
The "tea party" is back and is brewing trouble for the Republican establishment.
After the GOP debacle in the 2012 election, when Republicans not only failed to win the presidency but blew a chance to take over the Senate, party leaders paused to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Jennifer Frankenberg recently learned that she had been approved to receive much-needed health insurance from Anthem Blue Cross.
She also learned that she'd been denied coverage because of preexisting conditions.
All in the same day.
On one level,...
| Apr 28, 2013
Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn't know about:
Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve — technically a "vapor recovery nozzle" — was...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jules Witcover's column, "Obamacare on the ballot is bad news for the president" (July 9), reminds us once again of the opposition faced by health care reform. I am appalled at this opposition to a measure that will provide life-saving health insurance to...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Sharp-eyed consumers may notice a change at Capital BlueCross. No, this is not an announcement about lower premiums (although that would be a good idea!) It's a new logo. (See right.) The company in a press release said the new logo is emblematic of its...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Obama administration's decision Tuesday to delay a key provision of the Affordable Care Act for a year sounds worse than it is. Businesses with more than 50 full-time workers will now have until 2015 to either provide health coverage for their...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The decision to delay implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is either a welcome opportunity to make common-sense improvements to the law or more evidence of the coming train wreck that it represents, local...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious.
For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......