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70 Percent of US Counties Only Have 1 or 2 Insurers on Obamacare Exchanges

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm   /   Friends

Forthcoming research by The Heritage Foundation finds that insurer competition in the Obamacare exchanges is worse than ever in 2017, with 70 percent of counties having only one or two insurers selling coverage. As shown in the map, consumers in nearly one-third of counties have no choice of insurer on their Obamacare exchange in 2017. […]

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The Obamacare Taxes Dividing Republicans

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm   /   Friends

Republicans have coalesced around a strategy for repealing Obamacare using a budget tool called reconciliation. But a divide has emerged among some Republican senators who, splitting from their conservative colleagues, believe they should delay a repeal of Obamacare’s taxes until a replacement plan is implemented. On one side of the debate are Republican Sens. Bob […]

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Burwell’s Speech Ignores the Consequences of Obamacare

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm   /   Friends

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell gave a speech in support of Obamacare proclaiming the benefits of Obamacare and cautioning against repealing and replacing the law, as Congress has promised to do. Unsurprisingly, she left out some critical details from her list of Obamacare “benefits.” Regarding insurance coverage, Burwell said, On access, […]

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The Right Way to Repeal Obamacare

Posted: January 9, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   Friends

Last November, the American people voted for change in Washington. They elected Republican majorities to both chambers of Congress and elected a Republican president because, as a party, we pledged to fix the broken status quo of the past eight years. Reforming our dysfunctional federal government and restoring sanity to our nation’s capital starts with […]

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Holding Obamacare Repeal Hostage for Replace Guarantees Its Defeat

Posted: January 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm   /   Friends

Recent critiques of the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare by some on the right are doing more to confuse the issue than to present a viable path forward for eliminating the harmful effects of this law. Congressional Republicans appear set to finally repeal Obamacare using reconciliation, a process that allows them to overcome a […]

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New Legislation Could Open Up Health Care Options After an Obamacare Repeal

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm   /   Friends

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., has introduced a bill in the House that, if passed, will allow individuals to decide how they want their health care funds to be spent, without the influence of the government or health insurance providers. Brat said that the health savings account legislation is a way for lawmakers to prove to […]

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Cartoon: Obamacare Can’t Be Put Back Together Again

Posted: January 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm   /   Friends

The post Cartoon: Obamacare Can’t Be Put Back Together Again appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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ELDER: ‘Repeal and Replace’ Obamacare — With the Free Market

Posted: January 5, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s major campaign promises is to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Vice President Joe Biden recently dared him to do so. Biden knows that 20 million Americans have health insurance that didn’t before Obamacare, and they represent 20 million stories on CNN, MSNBC and The New York Times — in the entire […]

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Don’t Let the Media Confuse You: Obamacare Is a Policy Failure

Posted: January 4, 2017 at 3:13 pm   /   Friends

Leave it to the media, which spent the latter half of 2016 highlighting how outrageously expensive Obamacare premiums were becoming, to suddenly shift gears in 2017 and stress the health law’s many “pluses.” Such was the case in a recent interview with Heritage President Jim DeMint, in which CNN anchor Carol Costello suggested that lawmakers […]

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