When even pro-Obama apparatchiks are crying foul over Obama’s lawless implementation of ObamaCare — unilaterally changing, delaying, and re-writing over a dozen major provisions of the “Affordable Care Act” in violation of the actual statute — you know it is getting bad. That is exactly what is happening, though, with some of the president’s staunchest allies in the establishment press now up in arms about the administration’s latest refusal to follow the increasingly unpopular “healthcare reform” scheme Obama signed and demanded from Congress. Vulnerable Democrats are running from ObamaCare ahead of 2014 elections, too.
Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf testfied before the House Budget Committee on February 5 stating that ObamaCare provides a "disincentive for people to work." Elmendorf's statement follows a controversial report released by the Congressional Budget Office that provides details on how millions of workers would cut their hours and opt out of the job market in order to retain the benefits provided by the healthcare law.
The CVS Caremark drugstore chain announced it will discontinue tobacco sales later this year — a decision praised by President Obama as advancing his anti-smoking agenda.
ObamaCare will result in a loss of about 2.5 million jobs by 2024, mostly because of the law's disincentives to work, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.
Thousands of consumers who have signed up for a health plan through Healthcare.gov experienced significant errors that the government has not yet been able to fix. Approximately 22,000 people have filed appeals for errors they experienced during the enrollment process, reveals a government internal document, but the appeals have gone unanswered.