The Obamacare Fiasco

EPPC Briefly | Published on July 11, 2013

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The Obamacare Fiasco

In “Delaying Obamacare,” EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin explains that the Obama administration’s announcement last week of a one-year delay in the implementation of the employer mandate shows that the White House sees that “the wheels are coming off the bus.

In “The White House’s Peculiar Obamacare Delay,” EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta argues that the delay makes Obamacare “as a whole harder to defend, and makes its champions in Congress more vulnerable.”

And in “The Fiasco That Is Obamacare,” Mr. Capretta sees in the separate announcement of the abandonment of the verification system for the state exchanges “a combination of sheer incompetence and liberal blindness to the limits of the capacities of the federal government.”

Defending American Ideals

Last week our nation celebrated the Fourth of July. But the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence, and the Judeo-Christian moral tradition that undergirds those principles, are under pervasive assault. Please support EPPC now to help enable us to rebuild a culture that is faithful to those principles.

EPPC TESTIMONY

Texas Senate Testimony on Pro-Life Legislation

Testifying before the Texas Senate, EPPC Fellow Carter Snead defended proposed legislation that would generally prohibit abortion of unborn babies who are capable of experiencing pain. Read more>>

Congressional Testimony on Delay of Employer Mandate

In testimony before a House Ways and Means subcommittee, EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta explained that the administration’s decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate is an invitation to Congress to delay the individual mandate too.
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Summer Movie Series: Why We Fight: War Movies and War, Then and Now

Join EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman as he presents the final two films in his series on how the culture has influenced and been influenced by World War II and by the lesser wars fought since then. Black Hawk Down shows on Tuesday, July 16, and The Hurt Locker on Wednesday, July 24. Register>>

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Continuing to Fight for Marriage

Reflecting on the Supreme Court’s bad marriage rulings, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel encourages Americans to continue to fight in defense of marriage and “against what Benedict XVI often called the ‘dictatorship of relativism.’” Read more>>

The Meaning of Gettysburg

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner reflects on the turning point of the Civil War. Read more>>

Breaking Silence: Catholics, Contraception, and Same-Sex Marriage

In order to defend marriage, EPPC Fellow Mary Rice Hasson exhorts Catholics to “be not afraid to teach, preach, and live the truth – especially the truth about sex and contraception.” Read more>>

Nations Swinging Away at the Obama Pinata

Under President Obama, laments EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner, America is viewed by other nations as “feeble, supine, and enervated.” Read more>>

Remembering Andrew Greeley

According to EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel, the late Father Andrew Greeley “embodied in a singular way the last rowdy moment of urban, ethnic, Counter-Reformation Catholicism in America.” Read more>>

The HHS Mandate Fraud Exposed

EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta explains that the Obama administration’s final rule on the HHS mandate “exposes the fraudulence of the entire ‘accommodation’ exercise.” Read more>>

Let Burke Be Burke

Observing that biographers of Edmund Burke have tended to use his life to make points of their own, EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin praises a new biography as “an engaging, highly readable, and impressively comprehensible overview.” Read more>>