Are ObamaCare’s Insurance Subsidies Legal?

By Kathryn Hickok Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not have the authority to circumvent … Continue reading

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October Chaos for Cover Oregon

Three weeks after launch, Oregon’s online health insurance exchange Cover Oregon hasn’t enrolled a single person. $82 million has been spent on a website which has received more than 430,000 visits and 3.7 million page views, and yet still cannot … Continue reading

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Federal Health Care Reform: A Two-Year Report Card

by Dr. Roger Stark Major health care reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) became law two years ago. The legislation passed with only Democratic votes and totaled a massive 2,700 pages. The Medicare and Medicaid programs, by contrast, were … Continue reading

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State Budget vs. Union Benefits

By Christopher Robinson Mediation continues in Salem between two major labor unions and Governor John Kitzhaber’s team over public employee benefits. The governor is seeking concessions from SEIU and AFSCME regarding the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the state … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget | Tagged , , , , , | 1,778 Comments

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