Kill the Tax Exclusion for Health Insurance
Last Saturday, August 16, marked the 60th anniversary of the enactment of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, which permanently established in federal law generous tax advantages for employer-paid health-insurance premiums. Those group health benefits are excluded from employees’ taxable wages and ...
Federal District Court in D.C. Denies Injunctive Relief to Plaintiffs: No Big Deal (So Far)
In the second half of Tuesday’s ruling in Halbig vs. Sebelius by federal district court senior judge Paul Friedman, the court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction. Such injunctive relief would have temporarily stopped operation of controversial ...
A First Swing at the Bat in the Battle against Obamacare's Federal Subsidies
At 10 a.m. this morning in U.S. federal district court for the District of Columbia, Judge Paul Friedman will issue his ruling on at least two issues in Halbig, et al. v. Sebelius, et al.
(1) The federal government’s ...