With What to Replace the ACA?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA, or Obamacare, has been back in the spotlight since Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Regaining control of the presidency and both houses of legislature, the Republican party has deemed it a priority to repeal Continue Reading →

Why Justice Scalia Was Correct

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a scathing and colorful dissent from the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, a case deciding the applicability of tax credits to residents of states that did not establish a state insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. His main contention is that the Court’s Continue Reading →

Anti-Competitive Behavior and the ACA

Antitrust is a big, lucrative business for politicians and for lawyers. They play on people’s emotions because most people have not given it much thought. The rationale behind litigation over monopoly, cartels, price-fixing, and the like, however, is not that difficult to understand. Monopolies are bad things to most people Continue Reading →

The Pipe Dream Called ACA

The fiasco following the October 1st grand-opening of the web portal for the Affordable-Care-Act sign up is unfortunate. It has been the focus of attention because, in spite of the many millions of dollars spent in developing the system for automated enrollment, people couldn’t enroll. The snags have created frustration Continue Reading →