Eric is the national regulatory reporter for He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Reason Magazine, National Review Online, The Freeman Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner and Fox News. He was once featured in a BuzzFeed list-icle. Follow him on Twitter @EricBoehm87.

Obamacare’s co-ops were regulated to death before they were even born

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments


The rules and regulations written into the text of Obamacare makes it hard to believe there was ever much of a chance for the Co-Ops to succeed.

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Nanny State of the Week: New York City bans hoverboards, ruins the future

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Issues, Nanny State of the Week, New York, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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In New York City, zipping down the sidewalk on a hoverboard could get you a $200 fine, because city officials are out to ruin the future.

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Watchdog Podcast: Dark days for Obamacare

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


Enrollment is down, premiums are up. One major insurer might be pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges and state-run health insurance co-ops are imploding.

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Less than 1 percent of federal rules get a cost-benefit analysis

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Issues, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments

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Less than 1 percent of all federal regulations are subject to an official cost-benefit analysis by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget

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Public Utility Commission fines Uber $50 million for defying regulators’ authority

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments


A pair of Pennsylvania judges on Tuesday recommended a massive $50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without a license

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Obamacare calorie rules brewing trouble for craft beer makers

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Federal Government, Issues, National, News, regulations  /  No Comments

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Brewers are facing the prospect of spending thousands of dollars for every variety of beer produced in order to have it tested for calorie counts.

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