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  • Obamacare Number of the Day: $621,000,000,000

    People worried about Obamacare’s impact on the American health care system should remember one key number: $621 billion. That’s the amount that non-partisan actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Obamacare would increase national health spending over the next 10 years, in a report released yesterday. … More

    What HHS Didn’t Tell You about Obamacare’s “Coverage”

    This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report claiming that health coverage may cost less than $100 per month for many of the uninsured. However, the HHS study left out a few key details. First, more than half of those who will pay less than … More

    Obama Campaign Group Comes Out Swinging – and Scaremongering – on Obamacare

    The Hill reports that President Obama’s campaign group, Organizing for Action (OFA), is out with a new ad campaign, which contains inaccurate claims about the fight to defund Obamacare. First, OFA claims that those who want to defund the law “are threatening to shut down the government if Obamacare isn’t … More

    Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

    In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the … More

    Obamacare Is NOT Saving Americans Money

    Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report that claims to highlight how Obamacare is working for Americans—but in reality, it actually shows how the law has fallen short of candidate Obama’s promises. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then one chart in the … More

    Hospital Finds Obamacare Harmful to Its Health

    Last night the Newark Star-Ledger reported that Obamacare is causing one large New Jersey hospital to lay off workers: Barnabas Health, the second-largest private employer in the state, said today it was forced to lay off employees because of pressures brought about by healthcare reform….“Healthcare reform, in combination with Medicare … More

    10 Ways Obamacare Isn't Working

    Obamacare is an unworkable law. It’s obvious because the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies. 1. WAIVERS: The Administration established a legally questionable program of temporary waivers when firms announced they … More

    Liberal Group Makes the Case Against Obamacare

    Yesterday, the Commonwealth Fund released a report attempting to argue that low-income individuals will benefit if states expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare. But in reality, the study made a more effective case against Obamacare than it did in favor of the law. The Commonwealth report’s most revealing evidence comes … More

    Clinton Tries to Sell Obamacare, but That Dog Won’t Hunt

    Earlier today, former President Clinton spoke about Obamacare in Little Rock, reprising his role as “explainer-in-chief” to tell the American people how well Obamacare is working now, and will work when the exchanges launch in just 26 days. But as Bill Clinton himself might say, that dog won’t hunt. Contrary … More

    Higher Premiums—Both Now and Later

    One of then-Senator Obama’s promises for Obamacare was a $2,500 premium reduction. But as we know, health insurance premiums continue to rise. Last week’s release of the annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey of employer-sponsored health coverage again illustrated Obamacare’s failure to reduce health costs. According to the survey, health insurance … More