Jim Hickey’s American Politics

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President Obama to Push for Paid Family Leave

President Obama is expected to sign a memorandum instructing the heads of federal agencies to begin offering at least six weeks of paid medical leave. It is uncertain what type of moral hazard this might cause when the amount of… Continue Reading →

Top Obamacare Advocate Leaves White House – Move Seen as a Step to Joining Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Marlon Marshall, a top promoter of Obamacare, announced he is leaving the White House to return to a political consulting group he founded several years ago called “270 Strategies”. Bernardo Chua posted online about how during his tenure at the… Continue Reading →

Obamacare Premiums for 2015 Set to Rise 10% on Average

At the time the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, Americans were told they would be able to keep existing doctors and private health care plans if they liked them. Americans were also promised their premiums would decrease by $2,500… Continue Reading →

A 4th Video Emerges of Obamacare Architect Acknowledging Deception

A fourth video has emerged of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber acknowledging deception in the passage of Obamacare. Thus far, the American electorate knows that Obamacare lacked transparency and that the architects of the bill relied on that to secure its… Continue Reading →

Fines For No Insurance

Open enrollment for Obamacare for 2015 reopens tomorrow, November 15. There are many people who are looking forward to this day as they have no insurance at all or rates they can’t afford. This is like a holiday for many,… Continue Reading →

Obamacare Projected to Miss Enrollment Numbers Again

The Obama administration has downplayed this year’s Obamacare enrollment numbers. Last year, the administration launched their website to great fanfare only to be embarrassed by the low enrollment numbers and numerous technical glitches. The Congressional Business Office (CBO) has now… Continue Reading →