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  • Obamacare Exchanges Launch: What You Need to Know

    Today’s launch of Obamacare’s exchanges represents the start of sign-ups for the law’s two new entitlement programs. To guide individuals seeking to understand the process, we’ve compiled answers to some basic questions about the exchanges. What are exchanges? In theory, exchanges are just a fancy term for insurance marketplaces, where … More

    Obamacare: Insurance for Inmates?

    Even as the country prepares for the launch of Obamacare’s new entitlements tomorrow, research from the non-profit Center for Health Care Strategies reveals that millions of inmates could receive health insurance under the new entitlements. Slide 10 of the presentation, which discusses the impact of the Medicaid expansion on the … More

    1,850,400 Minutes—and Yet Obamacare STILL Isn’t Working

    1,285 days. 30,840 hours. 1,850,400 minutes (and counting). That’s how long the Obama Administration has had to implement Obamacare since it was signed into law. Yet the Wall Street Journal reports this morning that not only will Obamacare’s small business exchange not be ready in time for open enrollment on … More

    Obamacare Exchange Glitches and Delays Keep Coming

    With just six days before the Obamacare insurance exchanges open, news of glitches and delays abounds. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal noted several examples of how officials in Washington and the states have suffered new and significant problems implementing the law’s exchanges: Colorado became the second state, after Oregon, to limit … More

    The Case for Medicare Reform in One Chart

    Last week’s release of the annual long-term budget outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) illustrates the need to control federal spending, and spending on health entitlements in particular. One chart from the report explains why the Medicare Part A trust fund could “be exhausted just beyond the coming decade,” … More

    What the Administration Didn't Tell You About Obamacare Exchange Plans

    Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report regarding premiums and plan offerings in Obamacare’s exchanges for next year. Despite the Administration’s claims, premiums are going up due to Obamacare—and the quality of the “coverage” is, in many cases, going down. In both today’s report and … More

    Obamacare: The Doctor Won't See You Now

    The New York Times (NYT) has a must-read article this morning making a point that we’ve previously emphasized—that Obamacare’s insurance “coverage” may not really be coverage at all, as restrictive doctor networks and low reimbursement rates will limit access to care: Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost … More

    Kathleen Sebelius's Scare Tactics on Obamacare

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is already claiming that seniors would be adversely affected by House-passed legislation defunding Obamacare. Nothing could be further from the truth. Obamacare is the program inflicting harm on seniors—because, as Nancy Pelosi said, the law “took half a trillion dollars out of Medicare” … More

    Obamacare's Insurance Exchange "Glitches"

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on the latest “Obamacare” glitch to emerge—this one striking at the heart of the law’s coverage expansions: Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul, the government’s software can’t reliably determine how much people need to … More

    Morning Bell: The Obamacare Scams Are Already Starting

    Heritage warned that the new Obamacare insurance exchanges could threaten your privacy—and it’s already happening, before the exchanges are even open. In a new report, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee presented these shocking findings: there are already numerous reports of scam artists posing as Navigators and Assisters to … More