In an attempt to mitigate the fallout from a series of high profile insurance policy cancellations, President Obama announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act that will allow Americans with individual health insurance policies to keep their plans if they like them. The fix will involve re-configuring the “grandfathering” rule in the ACA that allows substandard, existing policies to remain in place even though the plans don’t comply with new ACA consumer protections and minimum standards for coverage.
Not only does this unnecessarily yank the rug out from under the administration while it’s in damage control mode already, but it also feeds the trolls and scaremongers who are ghoulishly delighted by this one hiccup in the system and are actively blowing it way out of proportion in order to gather support for repealing the ACA.
Professional wrestling, particularly World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) – the dominant brand in the business – often gets derided because of over the top characters and predetermined outcomes. But in many ways the work of the WWE Universe is far superior to what the mainstream media – particularly those covering politics – offers up on a… Read More
I understand Charlie’s broader point that the debate circulating around Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance is caught in an insufferable meat grinder of nonsense. But in the process of batting down Friedersdorf’s ridiculous question, I thought I was making an effort to cut through the nonsense, not to contribute to it.