Bemoaning “insurer bailouts,” conservative groups warn of a possible fight in a lame-duck session of Congress over two programs written into Obamacare to give extra money to insurance companies. Freedom Partners, a nonprofit chamber of commerce, launched a campaign last week urging lawmakers to allow the two Obamacare programs to expire, as they are set […]
Before March 2010, health care reform was already a divisive political issue. People chose sides for very personal reasons, which made it a difficult topic to discuss using an indoor voice. Then Obamacare hit the scene. Promises made were not kept, and Americans are still facing the consequences—including higher premiums, fewer choices of doctors, and […]
Recently, the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has been aggressively lobbying Congress to ignore the Obama administration’s illegal diversion of tax dollars into the pockets of—you guessed it—health insurers. At issue is funding for the “transitional reinsurance” program in section 1341 of the Affordable Care Act. In that section, Congress instructed the Department […]
Deirdre Folley is one of more than 600,000 people nationwide who is considered uninsured. Yet when her daughter suffered a hairline fracture in her leg, requiring visits to an urgent care center, radiologist, and orthopedist, Folley and her family didn’t end up paying anything for the cost of her care even though charges totaled nearly […]
Fox Business News’ Stuart Varney tries to take Zeke Emanuel, Obamacare’s architect, to the woodshed, demanding an apology for Obamacare’s failure to make healthcare “affordable”. Virtually all of Obamacare’s promises — especially lower healthcare premiums — have been broken. Those premiums, AND associated deductibles, are soaring. But listen to Emanuel — he is unfazed, claiming […]
Consumers in 19 states will see increases to their health insurance rates in the double digits for 2017, according to publicly available data filed with state insurance regulators. Since June, insurance companies have been submitting proposed rate requests to state Departments of Insurance for the 2017 plan year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]
Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same situation under a law sold as providing “choice and competition.” The five states that will have no choice are Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming. Two more […]
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