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  • Obamacare: 2011 GAO Report Confirms 'Speak-O' Gruber

    07/27/2014 11:21:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Liberals are now in damage control mode on the heels of the discovery of not one but two videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber claiming in January 2012 that the subsidies for that program were limited to exchanges set up by the states. Their contention is that while Gruber might have worked closely with Congress to create the Obamacare bill, he is still not Congress. The other claim is that there is no document that backs up what they consider to be merely a Gruber "Speak-O." Newsflash folks! Your humble correspondent has come upon a 2011 General Accounting Office report...
  • ObamaCare architect explained in 2012 video why only state exchanges pay subsidies

    07/25/2014 8:10:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This week, Jonathan Gruber appeared on MSNBC to assert that the DC Circuit appellate court got the ObamaCare statute all wrong in its Halbig decision. Gruber, one of the key architects of the ACA and of the Massachusetts “RomneyCare” law that preceded it, insisted that the state exchange requirement for subsidy payment was purely accidental. “It is unambiguous this is a typo,” Gruber told Chris Matthews. “Literally every single person involved in the crafting of this law has said that it`s a typo, that they had no intention of excluding the federal states.” Two years ago, though, Gruber gave...
  • 2012 Video shows major Obamacare architect confirm subsidies were meant only for state exchange

    07/25/2014 1:39:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | July 24. 2014 | Moe Lane
    Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped design the Massachusetts health law that was the model for Obamacare, was a key influence on the creation of the law. He was widely quoted in the media. During the crafting of the law, the Obama administration brought him on for his expertise. He was paid almost $400,000 to consult with the administration on the law. And he has claimed to have written part of the legislation, the section dealing with small business tax credits. [Text and :59 video SNIP] PS: Possibly the most damning thing about this video is...
  • It's time for White House to start sweating over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

    03/26/2014 1:03:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2014 | Philip Klein
    [Carter appointee Judge Harry Edwards] prodded Carvin to explain why Congress saw it as such an advantage to have states rather than the federal government manage the exchanges. Why does it matter who establishes the exchanges? he asked. Your argument makes no sense. He said, Who cares? At that point, [GHWB appointee Judge Raymond] Randolph jumped in and said, Ben Nelson. Carvin agreed, arguing that Nelson, the former senator from Nebraska, was withholding support for Obamacare, in part, because he wanted exchanges to be state-based rather than federally-run. To get the law across the finish line, the Senate voted to...
  • Sebelius lashes out at GOP governors

    02/26/2014 3:19:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday accused GOP governors of playing with peoples lives by refusing to expand Medicaid in their states under ObamaCare. The criticism from Sebelius is the latest example of an effort by Democrats and the White House to take the offense on the issue of healthcare. Separately, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a memo on Wednesday, obtained exclusively by The Hill, informing its candidates that the political landscape around the Affordable Care Act has shifted in Democrats favor and urging them to use the GOPs calls to repeal ObamaCare against Republicans. Americans...
  • Glitches in State Exchanges Give G.O.P. a Cudgel

    02/02/2014 12:47:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    "......People see incompetence when they look at this, said Michael Short, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee. Everyone thats associated with it is going to have to deal with the consequences of this terrible law, including the state legislators who created these exchanges and the governors in charge of running them. Last month, the Republican National Committee filed public-records requests in Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Oregon seeking information about compensation and vacation time for the exchange directors, four of whom have resigned. All five states have Democratic governors whose terms end this year. Three of them Gov....
  • Welcome to Medicaid for All

    01/07/2014 4:16:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The Washington Post's Ezra Klein has found what he thinks is a bright spot amid the gloomy Obamacare news. When you hear what he's enthusiastic about, you'll perhaps understand why I wonder if there is any common ground at all between liberals and conservatives. Klein reports that Obamacare's "biggest success" is that 4 million new enrollees signed up for Medicaid as of November and the number should be even higher when December's statistics are tallied. "If the point of health care reform is covering people who need health insurance, the expansion of Medicaid should be a huge win." Sorry,...
  • State Health Care Websites Are Failures, Too

    11/09/2013 9:40:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Phil Kerpen
    The federal Healthcare.gov website, serving 36 states that chose not to build their own sites, has been - to quote its boss, Kathleen Sebelius - a "debacle." Its estimated cost to taxpayers stands at $394 million so far and will likely rise as the "tech surge" pours millions of additional taxpayer dollars into trying to fix the site. But federal taxpayers are on the hook for a sum more than 10 times greater - $4.3 billion - for state exchange websites. And some of them are even more spectacular failures than the federal site. The final cost to taxpayers of...
  • Obamacares Insurance Exchange Glitches (Exchanges not working for Oct 1 Enrollment start)

    09/20/2013 10:12:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/20/13 | Chris Jacobs
    The Wall Street Journal reports today on the latest Obamacare glitch to emergethis one striking at the heart of the laws coverage expansions: Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul, the governments software cant reliably determine how much people need to pay for coverage, according to insurance executives and people familiar with the program. -snip- Less than two weeks before the exchanges go live, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are months behind schedule and scrambling to fix the software that will run exchanges in 36 separate...
  • Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Humana Flee Obamacare Exchanges

    08/07/2013 2:41:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2013 - 5:16 PM | Elizabeth Harrington
    Major health insurance companiesBlue Cross, Aetna, United, Humanahave fled the Obamacare health care exchanges in various states, which are scheduled to start on Oct. 1. Insurance companies like Aetna and United have said, thanks, but no thanks to the public health insurance marketplace set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, which will facilitate government subsidies to individuals and small businesses to buy approved health plans to comply with the law. The ACA requires every American to have health insurance, or pay a penalty. Individuals who are not covered by their employer can enroll in the state or...
  • All Aboard for the Obamacare Train Wreck

    08/03/2013 4:37:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Spady
    Montana Senator Max Baucus, who led the effort in Congress to pass Obamacare, is now referring to it as a coming train wreck. Baucus has announced he will not to seek re-election in 2014, perhaps to avoid the inevitable embarrassment of this pending disaster. Hes not alone in his concern. The prospect that too few Americans will enroll in the program, thus rendering it unfeasible, has the administration fearful that Baucus is right -- it may actually end up derailed. These enrollment fears have prompted the creation of dubious non-profit organizations to promote Obamacare. Enroll America and Organizing for Action...
  • An Alternative to Obamacare

    07/11/2013 10:45:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Barney Brenner
    The alleged motivation behind the deceitfully named Affordable Care Act is that there are millions of medically uninsured in the US. Of course the appropriate solution would be to address that need without crashing healthcare for the rest of the population. But somehow that approach was overlooked. What if there was a concept by which we could treat those millions, providing them with better care, shorter wait times, less bureaucracy and an improved doctor/patient relationship, all while reducing Medicaid spending by $1 billion or more per state per year? Not only is this possible, but the type of facility which...
  • States: 'Blindsided' by plan to shift costs of 'uninsurables' to them under ObamaCare

    05/04/2013 7:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a transition program that's become a lifeline for the so-called uninsurables -- people with serious medical conditions who can't get coverage elsewhere. The program helps bridge the gap for those patients until next year, when under the new law insurance companies will be required to accept people regardless of their medical problems....
  • States fear loss of health care aid (Feds already shifting the cost back to the states)

    05/03/2013 10:52:57 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/3/2013 | AP
    Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a transition program that's become a lifeline for the so-called "uninsurables" people with serious medical conditions who can't get coverage elsewhere. The program helps bridge the gap for those patients until next year, when under the new law insurance companies will be required to accept people regardless of their medical problems. In a letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,...
  • New Obamacare Challenge: Lawsuit Says IRS Is Flouting the Law As Written by Congress

    05/02/2013 11:20:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/2/13 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Here comes another legal challenge to Obamacare: On Thursday, a group of small business owners and individuals in six states sued the federal government over an IRS regulation that they say goes beyond the "plain language" of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a nutshell, the plaintiffs argue that federal subsidies intended to help lower-income people afford insurance are going to states that should not get them. The way the Affordable Care Act is written, states that refuse to set up their own health care exchanges are not eligible for the federal premium subsidies. But the IRS rule...
  • WHAT REVOLUTIONS ARE MADE OF! Levin BLASTS Congress for Obamacare exemption

    04/25/2013 4:06:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | April 25 2013 | therightscoop.
    Mark Levin was livid when he found out that Congress has been in secret talks to figure out how to exempt themselves from Obamacare. And hes not buying either Boehner or Reids statements today to the contrary. In short, Levin says they got caught and you should be furious. And while he made clear hes not advocating or encouraging this, he said its this kind of thing that revolutions are made out of.
  • Reid: No ObamaCare 'exemption' for lawmakers, staff

    04/25/2013 2:13:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Reid: No ObamaCare 'exemption' for lawmakers, staff By Sam Baker - 04/25/13 01:06 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) quickly shot down speculation about a possible "exemption" for lawmakers and staff from the central part of ObamaCare. Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said Reid has never considered exempting members and staff from the law's insurance exchanges, and will not consider it in the future. "There are not now, have never been, nor will there ever be any discussions about exempting members of Congress or Congressional staff from Affordable Care Act provisions that apply to any employees of any other...
  • House, Senate Leaders Trying to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 9:48:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2013 | tony Lee
    Congressional leaders of both parties in the House and Senate are trying to exempt themselves--and their staffs--from Obamacare's health insurance exchanges they will be mandated to join under the law. This would be a devastating indictment of Obamacare and the Democrats who rammed it through. Republicans may give Democrats cover if they join them in agreeing to the exemptions. According to a (Politico) the "high-level" talks involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the Obama administration and other "top lawmakers," and both sides are "acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs...
  • OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Cost of exchanges doubles (HHS begging congress for more money)

    04/11/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    the hill ^ | 4/10/2013 | By Sam Baker and Elise Viebeck
    Setting up insurance exchanges the centerpiece of President Obama's healthcare reform law is costing the Health and Human Services Department a whole lot more than it originally expected. According to budget documents released Wednesday, the department expects to spend $4.4 billion on exchange grants to the states by the end of this year double its estimates a year ago. The HHS is also asking Congress for another $1.5 billion to set up a federal exchange in 26 states. The department has cobbled together money from other programs to get started, but officials said they need another $800...
  • DC joins several states classifying smoking as a pre-existing medical condition under ObamaCare

    04/10/2013 1:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Under ObamaCare, insurers have the option of charging smokers up to 50 percent more to cover the associated higher costs of providing them with health care — but the District of Columbia, along with several other states, have decided that any plans being sold within their exchange are prohibited from adding tobacco surcharges. That simply wouldn’t be fair, you see: On Monday, the D.C. exchange’s executive board voted to prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to smokers than to nonsmokers — meaning nonsmokers are likely to pay modestly higher rates than if smoking surcharges were permitted. The District joins three...
  • Smoking Is a Preexsisting Condition (Just give your paycheck to D.C.!)

    04/10/2013 8:33:35 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 04/10/13 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The District of Columbias Obamacare czars the board that sets rules for the phony insurance marketplace, or exchange, that the law creates have decided that henceforth insurers shall be forbidden by law to charge smokers higher rates than non-smokers. Smoking, as it turns out, is a preexisting medical condition, according to Dr. Mohammad Akhter, the chairman of the D.C. Health Exchange Board. Two liberal states, California and Connecticut, have decided likewise, while Colorado and Alaska have rejected the idea.
  • It's "I Told You So" on ObamaCare

    04/04/2013 9:21:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "What we've learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the healthcare system to be run." That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, talking. He was specifically responding to the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed as a temporary bridge for people with preexisting conditions who couldn't wait until the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) fully kicks in next year. The program was allocated $5 billion, but some estimate it will take $40 billion...
  • Most individual health insurance isn't good enough for Obamacare (Get ready for the sticker shock)

    04/03/2013 5:46:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cnn money ^ | 4/3/2013 | Tami Luhby
    If you buy your own health insurance now, you'll be in for a big change when you sign up for coverage in 2014. Just over half of the individual plans currently on the market do not meet the standards to be sold next year, when many key provisions of President Obama's Affordable Care Act kick in, according to a University of Chicago study. That's because the law sets new minimums for the basic coverage every individual health care plan must provide. "They will offer a lot more financial protection," Jon Gabel, the report's lead author, said of the individual plans...
  • 11 States Getting $1.5B to Set Up Obamacare Exchanges, But Half the States Wont Do It

    01/18/2013 6:30:39 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1-18-2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is giving another $1.5 Billion in taxpayer money to eleven states to build their new health insurance exchanges. But it appears that half the states will let the federal government do it for them. The Exchange Establishment Grants announced on Thursday will go to California, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Vermont. These states are working to implement the health care law, and we continue to support them as they build new affordable insurance marketplaces, Secretary Sebelius said. Starting in 2014, Americans in all states...
  • The Continuing Resistance to ObamaCare

    12/22/2012 8:44:00 PM PST · by Sark · 13 replies
    Principles and Policy ^ | December 22nd, 2012
    With President Obama's triumph in November, many political observers sounded the death knell for the "full repeal" movement fighting against ObamaCare. Despite lingering controversy and general unpopularity, the president's victory and a large Democratic majority in the Senate made the law appear safe at last. Is it? In a sense, it is. Full repeal almost certainly won't happen while President Obama is in office, and attempts to reform the law will struggle to gain traction as long as progressives keep their hold on the Senate. If the law won't be repealed before its true implementation in 2014, and if reform...
  • 26 States Decline ObamaCare Exchange; 'Administrative Nightmare' Seen

    12/14/2012 3:30:36 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/14/2012 | David Hogberg
    The federal government will likely be involved in running the ObamaCare exchange in at least 30 states, 26 of which expressly declined to establish state exchanges. One health-policy expert refers to it as an "administrative nightmare" for the Department of Health and Human Services. Friday was the deadline for a state to let HHS know if it planned to establish a state exchange. Thus far only 18 states and the District of Columbia are planning on doing so. As of right now only Utah and Florida remain undecided. Utah may still decide to set up a state exchange, but few...
  • Final state tally for health insurance exchanges: 15 out of 50 States

    12/14/2012 8:14:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Rick Moran
    Only 15 states have told HHS that they will develop their own online insurance exchanges. This means the government has to design 35 different sites, with 35 different criteria for coverage -- all by next year. From CNBC: Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's reform law, leaving Washington with the daunting task of creating online marketplaces for two-thirds of the country. On the eve of a federal deadline for states to say whether they will run their own exchanges, a top health care policy official told lawmakers...
  • Pennsylvania joins the ranks of states declining on setting up Obamacare exchanges

    12/12/2012 2:42:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The Department of Health and Human Services extended the original deadline by which states need to decide whether they will be setting up their own versions of the virtual health insurance exchanges required via the auspices of ObamaCare, or allowing (making?) the federal government to do it for them, or forging some kind of partnership with the feds to get the things done --- meaning that states now have until this Friday, December 14th to report their decision to HHS. Many Republican governors have been leaning back on forth on which option to take, torn between trying to mitigate the...
  • Governor Says Pennsylvania Won't Set up Health Exchange

    12/12/2012 11:20:51 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    AP, via ABC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO
    Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act at least not for now, Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday. Setting up a state-based exchange would be irresponsible, Corbett said as he faulted federal authorities for what he said were inadequate answers to his questions about cost and other issues. "Health care reform is too important to be achieved through haphazard planning," said the Republican governor. "Pennsylvania taxpayers and businesses deserve more. They deserve informed decision making and a strong plan that responsibly uses taxpayer dollars."
  • Obamacares regulatory surtax on exchange insurance plans

    12/10/2012 12:28:35 PM PST · by Red Steel · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2012 | 2:13 pm | Philip Klein
    Despite over 2,000 pages of legislative text, many key details of President Obamas national health care law were left up to regulators to work out, with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius given the lead role. The Obama administration wanted to avoid issuing potentially controversial health care regulations during an election year, but now that its over, regulations are starting to roll out. In a news dump this past Friday afternoon, HHS released 373 pages of new insurance regulations, and buried on page 299 is a proposed 3.5 percent monthly user fee to be levied on the premiums...
  • The Sebelius Coverup

    12/10/2012 10:49:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson, senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute
    ".... likely in concert with the White House and to the chagrin of many HHS employees Sebelius and other senior HHS officials decided that word could too easily get out about the firewall project. If it did, it would alert people to UnitedHealth Groups having gained a potentially huge competitive advantage a political concern for the White House on the cusp of the election, especially in light of the crony capitalism charges that have plagued this administration. Therefore, HHS, under Sebeliuss leadership, suspended work on the firewall and told United-Health Group not to alert the SEC to...
  • Want to sell insurance on the Obamacare exchanges? Theres a (3.5%) fee for that.

    12/10/2012 9:41:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Sarah Kliff
    <p>The Obama administration is proposing a new way to finance the health laws insurance exchanges: A fee levied on the insurers who sell in the marketplace.</p> <p>Health and Human Services will operate a health insurance exchange in all states that decline to set up the marketplace themselves. In order to finance the exchanges operations, new draft regulations released Friday envision health plans paying a user fee if they want to sell in that space.</p>
  • Chris Christie the latest GOP governor to refuse Obamacare exchanges

    12/07/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | Rick Moran
    He may have embraced the president just before the election, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is keeping his distance from Obama when it comes to implementing Obamacare. Politico: ******* Echoing complaints from other Republican governors who have declined to build the key component of the president's health law, Christie stressed unanswered questions and potential costs. "We will comply with the Affordable Care Act but only in the most efficient and cost-effective way for New Jersey taxpayers," he said in a statement. But he said the federal government hasn't told states what they need to make the assessment. "Thus far,...
  • States don't want to set up an exchange? No problem, feds got a fee for that.

    12/03/2012 8:56:47 AM PST · by prplhze2000 · 17 replies
    jackson jambalaya ^ | December 3, 2012 | Kingfish
    So much for stopping Obamacare by refusing to set up state exchanges. Obama administration will charge a 3.5% user fee on premiums in states where Feds have to create the exchange. The theory rested on the premise there was no funding mechanism in Obamacare for the federal exchanges. Read more.
  • ObamaCare: a law which the feds never intended implementing by themselves

    12/01/2012 10:07:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/01/2012 | Doug Book
    The signature power grab of the left may be the law of the land as conceded by ever conciliatory House Speaker John Boehner, but getting the massively complex statute up and running will be far more difficult than getting it passed. When Democrats rammed ObamaCare through congress in 2010, their intent was to literally acquire the power of life and death over the American people, not create a workable healthcare plan. And this becomes increasingly apparent as the requirements of the 2700 page behemoth are gradually made known. Those who wrote the law believed that elected officials in the 50...
  • WSJ: Yep, the feds are totally unprepared to launch ObamaCare exchanges

    11/28/2012 10:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    The blaming of governors for not implementing ObamaCare is in hyperdrive for a reason— the federal government and liberals backing ObamaCare overestimated the federal government's ability to build a system of the complexity and technological intricacy necessary to pull this off. They counted on states to do some heavy lifting (with a hefty price tag) to make this happen, yet have given them very little regulatory guidance and passed the bill in a way least likely to engender cooperation. The current rumpus is over ObamaCare’s “exchanges,” the bureaucracies that will regulate the design and sale of insurance and where 30...
  • No Obamacare Exchanges (Whatever SCOTUS does, states should refuse to create exchanges.)

    04/12/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-12-2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    April 12, 2012 No Obamacare Exchanges Whatever SCOTUS does, states should refuse to create exchanges. By Michael F. Cannon Obamacare had a bad couple of days before the Supreme Court — so bad that President Obama made some ill-considered comments about the Court from which he still hasn’t totally backpedaled. Though the oral arguments over the individual mandate and severability were encouraging, we cannot count on the Supremes to kill Obamacare. Opponents must keep fighting it on all fronts. The most important front right now is to ensure that states do not create the health-insurance exchanges Obamacare needs in order to...