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December 04, 2013

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Happy Wednesday.

With the Obamacare website's "backend" yet to be completed, the Obama administration has decided that it will make subsidy payments to insurers based on insurers' estimates of what they're owed. What could go wrong? Also, I seem to have misplaced my section of the ACA that authorizes this.

CNN covered three big questions the Obama administration isn't answering about Obamacare.

The Democrats are having a tough time deciding whether to call it "Obamacare" or not. While they worry their dumb little noggins about what to call it, the families of cancer patients are losing their insurance because of it.

Today the French National Assembly will vote on whether to make prostitution illegal.

Update: Commenter J.J. Sefton reminded me. Today, there will be four House committee hearings on Obamacare. They are:

House Oversight Committee with a panel on "The Roll Out of HealthCare.gov: The Limitations of Big Government."

House Energy and Commerce Committee looking at Obamacare changes to Medicare Advantage program.

House Ways and Means Committee has a panel titled "Challenges of the Affordable Care Act."

House Small Business Committee is looking into "business aggregation rules" and how they impact small employers when it comes to health care.

The RNC is still passing around its "Deadline Missed" video and Chairman Priebus was on CNN last night kicking Debbie Wasserman-Shultz's butt up one side of the studio and down the other over her claim that Democrats will be eager to run in 2014 on Obamacare.

Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner's office was pointing out to reporters yesterday that on the very day the Obama administration began its "offensive" on Obamacare, not a single Democrat scheduled a healthcare related event. This was followed by statements to reporters from Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy on Obamacare (see the video).

The Senate GOP has been a little quiet on Obamacare lately, so I can't point to anything they're specifically doing on it. That's a weak point. Fortunately, GOP hopes to retake the Senate are approaching "This Might Even Happen" levels of optimism thanks to Obamacare.


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