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  • Obama's Defense of Obamacare and Its Failed Website

    Here’s what the president did—and didn’t—say about Obamacare in his talk today. What the President actually said doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. He claimed that “the product [i.e., Obamacare] is good,” and that the law was “a good deal.” But the law is NOT a good deal for the millions … More

    Could Obamacare Cause More People to LOSE Coverage Than Gain It?

    Obamacare’s supporters have always claimed that the law will help increase the number of Americans with health insurance. But an analysis released yesterday provided persuasive data showing that the number of people losing coverage under Obamacare could exceed the number of people who gain it. Health insurance industry expert Robert … More

    Washington Versus the American People

    Various press reports indicate that Congress is preparing to announce a “deal” that would allow Obamacare to move forward virtually uninterrupted. If that is what happens, such as a “grand bargain” may be a political win inside the Beltway but a loss for the American people. It’s a loss for … More

    Survey: Doctors May Not Participate in Obamacare Exchange Plans

    A recent survey covering more than 1,000 physician practices confirms what many experts had feared—many doctors will not participate in Obamacare’s exchanges. The survey was conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), a trade group representing multi-physician medical practices. The results are in, and they’re unambiguous: A majority (55.5 … More

    The Broken Promise Underlying Obamacare's Exchange Debacle

    The public recriminations continue surrounding Obamacare’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week and the myriad problems plaguing health insurance exchanges. But the concerns about flawed websites and consumer privacy are also symptoms of trying to mask the massive premium increases due to Obamacare. The Associated Press (AP) explains that … More

    Insurers Now "Scared to Death" of Obamacare

    Bloomberg has a must-read story this morning highlighting yet more faults with Obamacare’s exchanges. Specifically, the faults in the exchanges’ computer software aren’t just hitting consumers trying to shop for plans—they’re hitting insurers as well: Insurers are getting faulty and incomplete data from the new U.S.-run health exchange, which may … More

    Obamacare's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

    It’s now been seven days since Obamacare’s exchanges officially launched. In reality, however, the “launch” has more closely resembled a blooper reel of rocket failures than a smooth takeoff. Here is but a sampling of the problems, failures, and glitches that have turned the exchanges into a comedy of errors: … More

    Who's Responsible for the Shutdown?

    All around the country, Americans are asking one question: Who’s responsible for the shutdown? And no, we’re not talking about the government slowdown—we’re talking about the Obamacare shutdown. All claims to the contrary, Obamacare has been effectively shut down—people are running into roadblocks and error messages when trying to enroll in … More

    Report Reveals Obamacare's Side Effects: Higher Costs, Fewer Jobs

    What will Obamacare mean for American businesses? Higher costs, according to a report released yesterday from consultants at Mercer. Here are the preliminary results from Mercer’s annual survey of large employers about the impact of Obamacare: Costs Continue to Rise: Despite the moderating effects of the recession in dampening consumer demand, … More

    Day One of Obamacare's Exchanges, By the Numbers

    Obamacare’s exchanges have now been “open” (such as it is) for more than 24 hours. The results are in, and they’re not promising: 0—Enrollment navigators certified in Wisconsin in time for the start of enrollment. 0—Individuals one North Carolina insurer was able to sign up for subsidized insurance. 3—Months President … More