Making it up as they go: The Arbitrary Care Act

Audio: 

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, literally thousands of waivers have been granted to those with political connections or legions of lobbyists. More recently, the administration announced it was unilaterally changing the law, in order to defer the employer mandate--and its accompanying pain--until 2015, conveniently after the midterm elections. The Office of Personnel Management recently granted exemptions from the ACA to members of Congress and their staffers. And now, the out-of-pocket maximum mandate, which was poised to drive premium costs through the roof, have also been waived until after 2015.

So a 2,000-plus page bill which bypassed the legislative process through budget reconciliation has become so onerous and such a political burden that it can now be deemed the Arbitrary Care Act.

Listen to the attached audio for more of Off the Cuff...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

31 min 8 sec ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-0 Senior Forward Megan Jensen with the St. Francis Borgia Girls Basketball Team. Megan scored 24 points leading Borgia to a 52-47 win over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament Saturday afternoon. In three tournament games last week. Megan scored 63 points and earned MVP honors.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 6 days ago

As Mizzou students return to campus from semester break, they will be experiencing some of the changes promised to Concerned Students 1950.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 57 sec ago

Denver Bronco fans are celebrating their team's dominating 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tells ABC's "Good Morning America" he celebrated late into the night. Manning lifted the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in his career in what might have been his final game. Manning turns 40 next month and is expected to retire.