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  • Future of Medicare Advantage Remains Uncertain

    For the second year in a row, the Obama Administration has reversed course on planned payment rate cuts for Medicare Advantage (MA), the private plans providing the Medicare benefit to nearly 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries. But this year’s reprieve doesn’t guarantee the program’s future viability. In February, the … More

    3 Little Questions About Those 6 Million Obamacare Enrollees

    The Obama administration claims to have hit—and might even surpass—its (already lowered) goal of 6 million exchange enrollees for 2014. But the reported enrollment surge begs three critical questions: 1. Have they paid premiums? Far more important than the number of people who have picked a plan is the number … More

    The White House Thought They Knew What Health Plan You Should Have. They Were Wrong.

    “Too many Americans have substandard health plans.” That was just one of many arguments made by President Obama and his allies to justify why America needed the heavy government regulation included in Obamacare. Obamacare, they assured us, would rein in all those “bad-apple insurers” and protect consumers from the false … More

    Latest Obamacare Mandate Delay Has a Catch

    Another day, another administratively enacted Obamacare delay. But today’s employer mandate delay, as outlined in the final rules, has interesting terms and conditions to qualify. Originally, as the law states, the employer mandate was supposed to take effect January 1, 2014 and would force all employers with more than 50 … More

    For Health Insurance Portability, Policy Differences Matter

    A CBO report this week projected that under Obamacare, the collective reduction in hours worked by millions of Americans would be equivalent to a loss of 2.5 million full-time workers. Both Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House and Alex Wagner of MSNBC have … More

    Billions Wasted on Flawed Obamacare Exchanges

    The federal taxpayers have spent over $5 billion to build Obamacare’s exchanges. Unfortunately for taxpayers, these investments have not delivered a good return and are ongoing. Despite the muddled launch of many exchanges, the federal government is still doling out grant money, giving out over $200 million to nine states … More

    CBO Report: Millions Will Lose Employment-Based Health Insurance

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. Here are some of the most important health care numbers to know from today’s report: Millions more projected to lose their coverage. As the CBO writes, “CBO and JCT project that, as a result of the ACA, … More

    Obamacare Tax Credits Aren't As Simple As They Seem

    After a botched rollout that was universally panned, it may seem like things are finally moving more smoothly for Obamacare. But 2014 and beyond promise more turbulence for consumers, with premium tax credits likely to be another crisis. On January 1, Obamacare’s subsidized exchange coverage began. The Congressional Budget Office … More

    5 Obamacare Questions for HHS Official

    Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hear testimony from Gary Cohen, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Here are few questions that Members of the Committee should consider asking: Despite … More

    2014: Obamacare Puts Down Roots for the Long Haul

    Yes, Obamacare has raised premiums, caused people to lose their health coverage, raised taxes, and more. But on January 1, Obamacare started digging in for the long haul: putting down the deep roots of entitlement programs. Entitlements—like the big three of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—are the biggest causes of … More