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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Contracting Under Obamacare

Posted: June 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm   /   Friends

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota members with individual and family plans are facing major policy shifts in the coming year, after the insurer decided to decrease its presence on its state-run Obamacare exchange. Minnesota’s largest health insurer is minimizing its individual plan offerings, so much so that all family and individual preferred provider […]

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Ryan, House GOP Offer Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

Posted: June 22, 2016 at 9:21 am   /   Politics

After more than six years of Republican pledges to repeal and replace Obamacare, House Speaker Paul Ryan today rolled out a plan to deliver on that promise by abolishing the 2010 law. The 37-page Republican plan creates a blueprint for rolling back President Barack Obama’s more than 3,000-page marquee health care law. It’s the fifth […]

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Obama Administration Coy on Expanding Obamacare to California Illegal Immigrants

Posted: June 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm   /   Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to expand Obamacare to cover illegal immigrants, but now it’s up to the Obama administration to determine if the nation’s largest state will get an exemption related to a specific promise the president made when trying to sell the health care law. The Golden State will be asking […]

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Ninth Circuit Ruling Just the Latest in A Long Train of Abuses

Posted: June 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The latest ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in but the latest example of why it is often referred to as the “circus” court, is another logical step in the corrosion of individual liberty that has long been taking place using the power of the judiciary to stifle the legitimate prerogative of the […]

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How the Insurance Market Is Responding to Obamacare

Posted: June 10, 2016 at 8:24 am   /   Politics

I split my time pretty evenly between Washington, D.C., and my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. In D.C., if you want to get your fix of crony capitalism or government mandates, they’re only a step away at any time. But if you want to capture a perfect specimen of crony capitalism and government overreach in […]

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California Could Become the First State to Expand Coverage to Illegal Immigrants Under Obamacare

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm   /   Politics

California state lawmakers are one step closer to expanding coverage under Obamacare to illegal immigrants, sending a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would allow those living in the state to illegally buy health insurance on the exchange with their own money. The California legislature passed a bill last week setting in motion a […]

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Obamacare’s 13th Co-Op Is Closing. Why More Could Follow.

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 2:12 pm   /   Politics

Obamacare’s 13th co-op announced it’s closing ahead of the 2017 open enrollment period, and more of the nonprofit insurers could follow suit in the coming months. Ohio’s InHealth Mutual announced late last week it would be closing its doors after the state’s Department of Insurance requested to liquidate the insurer. As insurers prepare to submit […]

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Under Obamacare, Small Business Owner Forced to Get Rid of Health Care Benefits or Face Fine Up to $500K

Posted: May 30, 2016 at 5:08 pm   /   Politics

When Maryland business owner Thomas Kunkel first learned about the Affordable Care Act, he was excited about the prospect of the new health care law. “From the small business standpoint, it was actually one of the first times I felt like a bit of a social program might actually benefit a small business,” he told […]

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Why Obamacare Customers in Some States Might See Higher Rates in 2017

Posted: May 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm   /   Politics

As insurance companies begin submitting their rates for health care coverage next year, consumers are seeing changes in the number of insurers selling plans on Obamacare’s exchanges. And in some places, fewer choices on the exchanges can mean higher premiums. So far, three states—Alabama, Alaska, and Wyoming—have just one insurer selling coverage on their Obamacare […]

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