| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:35 PM
Did you know that the Affordable Care Act may be the single most important anti-smoking initiative in the country?
Of course not. That's because Obamacare's supposed friends, the Democrats, have been too craven to talk about its benefits, while its...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:32 PM
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, you have two choices about what to believe. You can go with objective statistics from Gallup, a respected survey organization, which indicate that the law has increased the number of Americans with health...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Here we go again: Time for the second round of Obamacare health insurance enrollment.
Last year's theme was, "Help! The website keeps crashing and I can't get signed up!" This year, things seem smoother on the technology end, but there are plenty of...
| Nov 18, 2014
As Maryland enters the second year of enrollment for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, we might ask this question: Is anybody feeling better? I don't mean about the ACA, or Obamacare, though we'll get to that subject in a moment....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
I’m probably not alone among journalists writing about the Affordable Care Act in finding that the lowest-information emails landing in my inbox lately come from people who have learned one thing about the act, and one thing alone: that some guy...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.
The idea of their...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Some experts have counseled a zen-like patience while awaiting the Supreme Court's consideration of the King case, which involves federal subsidies for Affordable Care Act insurance plans and is expected to yield a decision sometime in July. We've...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats.
Recent history tells us...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A federal judge in Minneapolis on Monday refused to block Honeywell International from imposing penalties on workers who refuse to participate in a workplace "wellness" program, denying a request for an injunction by the Equal Employment Opportunity...