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  • When You Can't Actually Keep Your Health Care Plan

    President Obama has said that his health care law largely doesn’t impact anyone who already has coverage. Tell that to all the people who are being dropped from their health plans. UPS made a news splash yesterday when it announced it is dropping coverage for spouses of employees if they … More

    Morning Bell: Can Obamacare Get the Young Blood It Needs to Live?

    What would it take to get you to enroll in Obamacare? A folksy song? A celebrity endorsement? An ad in a porta-potty? Taxpayer money may be used for all of those things and more as October 1—the date when the health insurance exchanges are supposed to open—approaches. But all the … More

    The Policy Behind the Obamacare Rebates

    President Obama’s speech today on Obamacare had a heavy focus on the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision. The provision, which took effect last year, requires insurers in the individual and small-group markets to spend 80 percent of premiums (85 percent for insurers in the large-group market) on medical claims or … More

    American Public Still Doesn’t Like Obamacare

    Despite declarations made by advocates that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans still disapprove of it, with 52 percent of adults generally disapproving. But a more telling measure of support comes from the response to this question from those … More

    Obamacare: AMA’s Curious Support

    In an interview with Bloomberg’s Bureau of National Affairs, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, incoming president of the American Medical Association (AMA), said the AMA will push for full implementation of Obamacare, including its Medicaid expansion: She said AMA continues to work on implementation issues with the states, and she called … More

    Obamacare 2023: 31 Million Uninsured, $1.8 Trillion in Taxpayer Dollars Spent

    A poll released last week by InsuranceQuotes reveals that 64 percent of the uninsured are uncertain whether they will purchase insurance coverage once Obamacare takes full effect next year. This is not surprising, as Obamacare is projected to leave more people uninsured than it actually helps gain coverage. According to … More

    Deflating Hospitals’ Arguments for Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

    The Obamacare Medicaid expansion debate continues in the states, and many hospitals are lobbying their state lawmakers to accept the expansion. The hospitals argue that because Obamacare cut their payments for charity care—so-called disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments—they need their states to expand Medicaid coverage so as to increase the … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare's Negative Impact on Seniors

    The Medicare program that provides health insurance to seniors faces a dire financial future. And Obamacare is making it worse. Medicare’s Part A trust fund is projected to be insolvent by 2026 and the total program has a long-term unfunded obligation of more than $35 trillion. This means the government … More

    Unions, Young Adults Grow Skeptical of Obamacare

    As the full implementation of Obamacare nears, young adults and unions are growing more skeptical of the law. A new Fox News poll found not only that 56 percent of voters want to go back to the days before Obamacare, but that 55 percent under the age of 35 wanted … More

    This Week’s Reasons to Repeal Obamacare

    It has been over three years since Obamacare became law. This week, the House voted again to completely repeal it. There are plenty of reasons to repeal Obamacare, especially before its most egregious provisions begin next year, and just this week a few more were added to the list: Small … More