Billions unaccounted

“Most states running their own exchanges under the law have yet to complete work on some critical exchange functionality, such as verifying eligibility for subsidies, paying insurers, and reporting data to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The report, still in draft form and dated July 2015, says that several states “lacked comprehensive and detailed information…

Federal Subsidies Survive to Tax Another Day

“Obamacare’s subsidies will live, thanks to the Supreme Court.

The High Court has ruled 6-3 in favor of the administration to uphold the subsidies in Obamacare’s federal exchanges. The case challenged the administration’s decision, through the Internal Revenue Service, to allow subsidies in the 36 exchanges run by the federal government under the law….”

Via Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies in King v. Burwell @ Hit & Run : Reason.com.

Brush up your Shakespeare

“Justice Scalia writes in various places in his King v. Burwell dissent from this morning: Understatement, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act! . . . Impossible possibility, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act! . . . Contrivance, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act!……

Cover Oregon Uncovered

“According to a recent and important story in The Hill, many of the 13 states that established their own health care exchanges under ObamaCare are fearful they won’t survive when federal dollars dry up next year. Hawaii is the most recent to give up independent operations. Democratic Gov. David Ide put it best when he…