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  • Don't Expand Medicaid—One-Third of Doctors Are Already Opting Out of It

    A new study reveals that nearly one-third of doctors nationwide are unwilling to accept new Medicaid patients. The reason is that the government doesn’t pay enough to cover the cost of treating them. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary, Medicaid physicians were paid … More

    Obamacare Robs Medicare of $716 Billion to Fund Itself

    Last week, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report updated the amount of money Obamacare robs out of Medicare from $500 billion to a whopping $716 billion between 2013 and 2022. According to the CBO, the payment cuts in Medicare include: A $260 billion payment cut for hospital services. A … More

    Obamacare by the Numbers

    Looking for some straight facts on Obamacare and its impact? Here are some of the most important numbers you need to know about President Obama’s health law: 20 million. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that as many as 20 million Americans could no longer have their current employer-based health … More

    What Are the Odds Your Employer Will Drop Health Coverage?

    Since Obamacare was enacted into law, different organizations have come out with different estimates of how many employers will drop health coverage for their employees. This week, the health care consulting firm Deloitte released a new survey that found that around 10 percent of employers would drop coverage and send … More

    Experts Hit the Hill to Discuss Impact of Obamacare

    On the heels of the Obamacare Supreme Court ruling that upheld the individual mandate, the House of Representatives voted 244–185 to fully repeal the law. Recent hearings before the Ways and Means and Oversight and Government Reform committees provide further reason why full repeal is necessary. The Ways and Means … More

    Side Effects: Unlawful Use of $8.3 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars?

    Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius raising questions over her legal authority to spend $8.3 billion on a quality bonus payment demonstration for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The demo was the most expensive project ever undertaken … More

    Facts Deflate Sebelius's Defense of Obamacare

    It must be a tough job defending Obamacare, but someone’s got to do it. This week, that someone is Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post. A Decrease in Health Care Costs? Not So Fast Sebelius says national health expenditures have … More

    The Power of Public Opinion: A Tried and Tested Force for Full Repeal of Obamacare

    Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to take a vote—its second—to fully repeal Obamacare. House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) said it best: “We will not flinch from our resolve to make sure this law is repealed in its entirety.” Repealing the massive law may seem like a tall order, … More

    Side Effects: Obama Administration Admits You Can’t Keep Your Health Plan

    On several occasions during the health care reform debate, President Obama promised the American people, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Now, even the Administration admits that this isn’t the … More

    Morning Bell: Too Many Broken Promises in Obamacare

    Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) almost called Obamacare’s individual mandate a tax, stopping mid-word to call it a “penalty”. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew and other spokespersons echoed this talking point. This is in spite of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that deemed the mandate unconstitutional under both … More