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An Insurance Exodus From Obamacare Could Come in 2017

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm   /   Politics

UnitedHealthcare’s decisions to not offer Affordable Care Act exchange plans next year in “at least 26 of the 34 states where it sold 2016 coverage” may soon be followed by similar announcements from other health care insurers. At least that is one implication that can be drawn from the findings reported in a new paper […]

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California Looks to Cover Illegal Immigrants Under Obamacare

Posted: April 29, 2016 at 9:22 am   /   Politics

In an unprecedented move, California legislators look to extend Obamacare health coverage to the state’s estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrant population. If passed and signed into law, California would be the first state in the nation to request illegal immigrants be covered through a state exchange, the Los Angeles Times reported. It is against the […]

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For This CEO, the Health Care Debate Is Personal

Posted: April 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm   /   Politics

Why did the president and CEO of the Game Show Network get involved in the debate over America’s broken health care system? In an interview with The Daily Signal, David Goldhill tells the story of his father, who died in 2007 from infections acquired in a well-regarded New York hospital. Goldhill was determined to understand […]

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How UnitedHealthcare’s Exit From Obamacare Exchanges Will Impact Consumers

Posted: April 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm   /   Politics

In the wake of UnitedHealthcare’s decision to exit Obamacare’s marketplaces in 2017, consumers purchasing coverage on the exchanges may have fewer choices and less competition. UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley announced during an earnings call last week that the nation’s largest health provider would be exiting the majority of the exchanges after warning the marketplaces […]

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Healthcare Giant Abandons ‘Higher-Risk’ Obamacare Exchanges

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm   /   Politics

Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group opted out of most Obamacare health exchanges on Tuesday after a review of its first-quarter earnings suggested the exchanges would be a risky investment. According to The Washington Times, UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley said on a first-quarter earnings call, that the small-market size and “shorter-term, higher-risk” profile of […]

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Oregon’s IP 28, Wealth Redistribution

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In a previous article, I put the spotlight on Oregon’s Initiative Petition 28 (IP 28), a gross receipts tax to be paid by C corporations nationwide on all sales of $25 million and above whether or not the company is profitable or not. According to its proponents, it’s all being done in the name of large corporations paying their “fair share” of taxes, but that’s only one goal. I dug a lot deeper into this and found that the consortium of supporters, including teachers’ unions, the SEIU and AFSME among others, are engaged in committing what amounts to a business assassination attempt on the Koch brothers, owners of Koch Industries.

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The Straight Answers our Candidates Need to Provide

Posted: April 18, 2016 at 10:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Primary races are very interesting for the most part.  They are becoming entertaining for those who refuse to take them seriously.  By that, who can believe that Bernie can deliver all the free stuff he is promising? The total asserts of Wall Street can’t pay for the free medical care and college education.  They can’t come […]

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Ben Sasse Introduces Bill Requiring HHS to Pay $5 Billion to Treasury Required Under Obamacare Program

Posted: April 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm   /   Politics

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., introduced a bill Thursday requiring the Obama administration to deposit $5 billion in the Treasury by 2017 as required under Obamacare’s reinsurance program or face steep cuts to its departmental management fund this year and next year. Called the “Taxpayers Before Insurers Act,” Sasse’s legislation codifies penalties for the Department of […]

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Beyond Obamacare: Colorado Considers Single-Payer Model

Posted: April 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm   /   Politics

As Republican policymakers nationwide continue debating ways to replace Obamacare with patient-centered solutions, a Colorado group has landed a plan implementing a single-payer model of health care on November’s ballot. Coloradans are already bracing for its impact. In the general election, Colorado residents will not only head to the polls to cast their votes for […]

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