Author: David Greenberg

King v. Burwell: “What is a State Exchange?”

The Supreme Court agreed to review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal decisions for King v. Burwell, 759 F.3d 358 (4th Cir. 2014). The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virgina ruled that the language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) unambiguously permitted the IRS to grant tax credits to individuals who purchased health insurance in federal exchanges (997 F.Supp.2d 415, 428). The Fourth Circuit disagreed with this interpretation, but determined that the IRS reasonably rooted their regulation in the Congressional intent of ACA. Interpreting the ACA All lawyers or law students should know...

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Strengthen the Economy & Allies with One Policy

Republicans retook the Senate and held the House in a stunning victory. They promised to strengthen America both at home and abroad. If Republicans want to continue their success in 2016, they will need to show the American people that they can lead. What if Republicans could strengthen the economy, loosen Russia’s grip on Europe, reduce the Middle East’s strategic importance and power, and lower gasoline prices in single policy? What if they could do all of this with a policy that is popular with both mainstream conservatives and the increasingly influential libertarian youth? They can. Republicans can use...

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Progressive Policy Doesn’t Help the Poor

To help the poor, you have to know their problems. If a person treated cancer with cough-drops they may cough less, but they will surely die. If this person were an uninformed person trying to stop their coughing with cough-drops – completely unaware of why they were coughing because of cancer – it would be somewhat understandable. The uninformed can only do the best with what they know. If an oncologist treated a cancer patient with cough-drops, the patient or their family would hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Some progressive leaning people are hard...

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Women Should Be in Charge of Their Health

Buzzfeed staffers asked 22 of their female coworkers why they take birth control in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision. The woman who responded took birth control to treat a medical condition or to prevent getting pregnant. Buzzfeed did not offer commentary on the images, but the comment section provided progressive commentary: Conservatives are destroying the ability of women to gain access to medication. Conservatives believe in religious liberty and desire to preserve the first amendment protections of those liberties, but we also believe that women should have access to medical treatment. Conservative medical policy protects access and...

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Conservative Immigration Solutions

Conservatives of every age and type get it – amnesty is a bad idea. It sends the wrong moral message and could increase the burden of the welfare state. After these important point, Conservative rarely address the issue. The closest the GOP comes to an official stance on immigration is a 2013 resolution where they request “the President and Congress to implement immigration reform during the 2013 session based upon a merit system that emphasizes the economic contribution of each working immigrant can add to our nation.” The apparent message to the normal person is: Conservatives know the current...

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