Mitt Romney's haul in June was a monthly record for a GOP candidate. He'll need that money in the Battle of the Ads, which will only escalate. But conservative critics are clamoring for more from their party's standard-bearer.
The Affordable Care Act’s tax on those who do not have health insurance will be modest and difficult to collect. But will it be enough to get people to buy coverage? If not, healthy people may opt out until they get sick, driving up premiums for those who do buy in.
Conservatives saw red when the presumptive GOP nominee denied that President Obama's health-care mandate amounted to a tax hike. Then, Mitt Romney got back in line.
The Affordable Care Act’s tax was the essential final piece of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law’s constitutionality. But in reality, the tax itself is modest, at least to start. It will affect relatively few people be hard to enforce.
When arguing against paying their fair share of taxes, some people claim “it’s my money.” Robert Reich says such people forget it’s their nation, too. True patriotism means paying for America, it means coming together for the common good.
Medicaid was on center stage last week when the Supreme Court ruled the government did not have the authority to pull federal Medicaid funds from states refusing to extend eligibility to low-income, non-elderly adults.