Michael F. Cannon

Posted March 07, 2015

During oral arguments in King v. Burwell on Wednesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed skepticism about the governments claim that the Supreme Court should defer to the Internal Revenue Services interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Posted February 15, 2015

Members of Congress who voted for the PPACA most recently Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) now swear it was never their intent to condition Exchange subsidies on state cooperation.

Posted January 14, 2015

Something to keep in mind when contemplating the impact of King v. Burwell.

Posted January 01, 2015

By mid-2015, 5 million HealthCare.gov enrollees could see their tax liabilities increase by thousands of dollars. Their premiums could increase by 300 percent or more. Their health plans could be cancelled without any replacement plans available.

Posted October 20, 2014

The case is North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, and involves actions taken by that states dental board to prevent non-dentists from providing teeth-whitening services.

Posted October 19, 2014

Under the Sissel panels ruling, no bills would ever be considered revenue measures because all revenue measures ultimately serve some other purpose.

Posted October 06, 2014

Three years ago, we blew the whistle on the government behavior now being challenged in multiple Obamacare lawsuits.

Posted May 12, 2014

As an economist might put it, this means there are likely to be policies out there that could save a lot more lives than RomneyCare does per dollar spent.

Posted May 05, 2014

The more Americans figure out that Obamacare has made free—riding safer than ever, the more exchange enrollments will fall, posing a serious threat to Obamacare’s future.

Posted April 28, 2014

I get viscerally anxious when I hear from intelligent, responsible people that they have dropped their family’s health insurance because Obamacare so significantly increased their premiums. But I cannot dispute that Obamacare has made that choice safer and more rational than ever before.

Posted April 21, 2014

Federal courts may soon rule that President Obama induced the majority of those enrollees to enroll by offering them taxpayer dollars he has no legal authority to spend

Posted March 30, 2014

In anticipation of the hearing, the Wall Street Journal wrote a lengthy editorial explaining the issues.

Posted March 02, 2014

I summarize a lengthy report issued by two congressional committees on how the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services conspired to create a new entitlement program that is authorized nowhere in federal law.

Posted December 16, 2013

A Wall Street Journal editorial surmises that Senate Democrats eliminated the filibuster for non-Supreme Court judicial appointments so they could pack the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with judges that would block an important ObamaCare case called Halbig v. Sebelius.

Posted December 02, 2013

The people’s elected representatives must clear certain hurdles — some as high as IPAB wishes to set them — if they want to retain their authority as the ones who write laws regarding health care.

Posted November 29, 2013

The U.S. Senate’s deployment of the “nuclear option” — lowering the threshold for approval of non-Supreme Court presidential nominees from 60 votes to 51 votes — will enhance the ability of the president and his party to control the health care sector well after he leaves office.

Posted November 11, 2013

Last week, I discussed the importance of generating additional legal challenges to the IRS’s attempt to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion, under the rubric of ObamaCare, yet contrary to the clear language of the statute and Congress’ intent.

Posted November 03, 2013

Four lawsuits have already been filed to challenge those illegal taxes and spending. A ruling for any of these plaintiffs would make the problems with ObamaCare’s decrepit HealthCare.gov web site look like a hiccup.

Posted October 20, 2013

Tthe Treasury department has still refused to hand over many emails and other communications that, according to my source, show the IRS did almost no analysis of the law before deciding to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion without congressional authorization.

Posted October 07, 2013

Remember this the next time someone says that people on Medicaid have no other options


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