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  • Obamacare Exchange Contractor Target of Major Fraud Investigation

    Last week, The New York Times reported that the Obama Administration over the Independence Day holiday quietly awarded “a contract worth as much as $1.2 billion” to Serco, a British company, to help develop the federal insurance exchange. Now comes word from London that Serco is one of two companies … More

    Roll Out the Barrels? Obamacare Funds to Sponsor Bourbon Festivals

    One day after The Washington Post reported that federal taxpayer dollars could be used to promote Obamacare through porta-potties, the same outlet posted this e-mail from a Kentucky state official on how the Commonwealth plans to use federal funds to promote Obamacare: I briefly scanned a schedule of upcoming mobile … More

    Flush with Federal Cash, Obamacare Supporters Spending Money on…Porta-Potties

    Even among the law’s supporters, Obamacare is in the toilet. Quite literally. As The Washington Post reports, states implementing Obamacare’s exchanges are considering all kinds of methods to promote Obamacare. Reporter Sarah Kliff spoke with Michael Marchand, the head of Washington State’s exchange: Marchand has been thinking up all sorts … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare’s Dirty Dozen Implementation Failures

    Last week, the Obama Administration attempted to spin its announcement of a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate as an effort to implement the law “in a careful, thoughtful manner.” Don’t be fooled. Even Democrats have admitted the law has turned into a massive “train wreck,” with delays, glitches, and … More

    The Obamacare Big City Bailout

    Bloomberg reports this week on the latest Obamacare trend sweeping across the country: Cities and states may soon attempt to unload unsustainable health costs on the federal government by dumping employees and retirees onto exchanges. Both Chicago and Detroit have explored using the exchanges to reduce massive budget shortfalls, and … More

    The Massive Costs of the Latest Obamacare Waiver

    Policymakers are still recovering from yesterday’s shocking admission by the Administration that it can’t implement Obamacare’s employer mandate without destroying jobs. The announced one-year delay in enforcement brings with it an immediate revenue loss. But by further encouraging firms to drop coverage now—allowing businesses to privatize gains and socialize losses—the … More

    It's Official: Administration Admits Obamacare Is a Job-Killer

    Bloomberg News reported this evening that the Obama Administration is set to announce a one-year delay in enforcement of Obamacare’s employer mandate, a move the Treasury Department recently confirmed in a blog post. However, the problem is not just Obamacare’s employer mandate—the real problem is Obamacare itself. The same individuals … More

    Obamacare, Health Costs, and Jobs

    Yesterday, the Brookings Institution released updated statistics on the role of health care jobs in the broader economy. The study’s findings provide interesting grist for the ongoing debate about Obamacare’s impact on jobs. Three theories follow from the data. 1. Obamacare Has Not Affected Health Care Jobs The chart showing … More

    Obamacare Impact: Another Insurer Leaves California Market

    The Los Angeles Times reports this morning on another disturbing Obamacare-related development in California: The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., is leaving California’s individual health insurance market, the second major company to exit in advance of major changes under [Obamacare]. Due to UnitedHealth’s decision, thousands of individuals will … More

    Obamacare’s ACO Conundrum

    Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported on the latest challenge to Obamacare: hospitals leaving one of the law’s signature attempts to contain health costs: Almost a third of 32 hospitals and health systems involved in an experiment aimed at changing the way medical providers are paid may exit the program, a … More