Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Will the Congress Change the Health Care Law During the Next Two Years?

No. But I expect the Patient Protection and Affordability Act to be “relitigated” in 2013, to one degree or another.I recently posted on the controversy over the individual mandate. I suggested a number of alternatives to the mandate—including my own ideas.I was asked if I really thought the Congress would change the individual mandate in the short term.As I have posted before, it will be the

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Alternatives to the Individual Mandate—Some Are A Lot Better Than Others

With Constitutional challenges to the individual mandate now threatening the very life of the new health care law, Republicans aren’t the only ones that would like to see it jettisoned and replaced with something better.And it isn’t just the Constitutional challenges that are prompting a second look. The mandate doesn't work politically and it doesn't maintain the integrity of the market because

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Things Are About to Get Ugly—-Republicans Plan to Defund the Health Bill Next Week

Word is that House Republicans will attach an amendment to the latest federal spending bill that will cut-off funding for the health care bill.The last Congress never finalized a budget for the current fiscal year—the feds have been operating under a series of continuing resolutions. The most recent one will expire on March 4th. If another resolution is not agreed to, much of the government has