Employers who reimburse their workers for health care costs will face massive tax penalties beginning Wednesday.Read More →
Los Angeles is planning to crack down on street vendors, as the nanny state strikes another blow against the poor.Read More →
On this week’s podcast: a busy week at the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled Thursday in favor of upholding the federal health insurance exchange and Friday in favor of same-sex marriage.Read More →
Even as it was careening towards bankruptcy, the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, okayed $3 million in bonus pension payments for a handful of city employees.
Those extra payments effectively doubled the retirement pay of 35 city workers, and they were handed out without a proper analysis of the cost to the city’s taxpayers, according to a state audit released this week.Read More →
When the Supreme Court reaches a decision in the King v. Burwell case, which could come any day now, the 34 states that use the federal exchange may be forced to either set up state exchanges or lose their health care subsidies entirely. A ruling for the plaintiffs would put at stake over $1.7 billion per month in subsidies to over 6.3 million people.Read More →
This week’s top three “frauds of the week” include $1 million in bogus tax refunds going to the Ukraine, massive Medicaid fraud in Louisiana and Social Security payments that continued for years and years after an elderly woman died.Read More →