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Thursday, October 03, 2013

The Disparate Impact of Sibelius

Stephen Griffin

Yes, as I argued on this blog a number of months ago, the federalism/opt-out portion of the ACA/Sibelius decision is having a disproportionate impact on African Americans and the poor.  Given the prior known pattern of Medicaid reimbursement rates, this was foreseeable by the Court.  I hope everyone saw this NYT article today.

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Since the entry by Gerard N. Magliocca doesn't seem to allow comments, I'll do so here. His argument about settled law seems ridiculous. By those standards, the constitutionality of Medicare isn't "settled" either because so many republicans want to eliminate that program as well.
 

He's allowing comments over at Concurring Opinions, not sure why not here.

GP, I think you'll find that a much higher percentage of Republicans want to abolish the ACA than Medicare. Despite any liberal mythology to the contrary.

Personally, I find the concept of 'settled law' rather useless. It's only purpose seems to be to cast a pall of illegitimacy over perfectly legal efforts to change the legal status quo in certain areas.
 

I think you may be understating the impact of Sibelius on the twentieth-century symphony and Nordic orchestral music.
 

So what happens if someone overstates their income in order to qualify for benefits? Is the federal government going to sue them for back taxes?
 

"mls said...So what happens if someone overstates their income in order to qualify for benefits? Is the federal government going to sue them for back taxes?"

Nothing.

The HHS has rewritten the reporting provisions of the statute and will accept all income reporting at face value. This regime is encouraging fraud in order to maximize the number of new government dependents.
 

Magliocca doesn't seem to allow comments, I'll do so here. His argument about settled law seems ridiculous. By those standards, the constitutionality of Medicare isn't "settled" either because so many republicans want to eliminate that program as well.fifa 15 coins 英雄联盟代练 Elo Boost

 

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