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  • Obamacare Shocker: Premiums Could Double

    This morning’s Wall Street Journal published its own analysis of premiums under Obamacare, and its conclusions will prompt shock—rate shock—among those who need to buy health insurance under the law’s new exchanges next year: Healthy consumers could see insurance rates double or even triple when they look for individual coverage … More

    Kathleen Sebelius: The Insurance Industry’s “Big Sister”

    As the Administration gears up to sell Obamacare to the American people, it’s also gearing up its regulatory apparatus to strong-arm private companies. The Hill reports that even though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) previously claimed that it would not try to negotiate rates with insurance companies, … More

    Obamacare's Shortcomings in Two Charts

    Obamacare continues to fall short of the lofty predictions about it — and here are two new charts to prove it. The charts, included as part of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presentation over the weekend, summarize the CBO’s cost estimates of the law in the three years since its … More

    Obamacare: Important Context on Next Year’s Premium Increases

    The Associated Press yesterday published an article that at first appears to contain exciting and important news: There’s good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America’s slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause. A report Tuesday from … More

    Q: Will Obamacare Encourage Fraud? A: “I’ll Have to Think About That…”

    As we learn more each day about what Obamacare will bring, a video that recently became available reveals another frightening turn. The federal government already struggles with fraud in many major programs such as Medicare and Social Security. What about the forthcoming Obamacare insurance exchanges? Obamacare includes a “navigator” program … More

    What Obama’s Campaign Group Won’t Tell You About Obamacare

    Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign group, is out this morning with its first advertisement promoting Obamacare. The ad claims to tell the “facts” surrounding the law, but here’s what it doesn’t tell you: Claim: “Free Preventive Care for 34 Million” Fact: Obamacare forces insurers to cover preventive services without … More

    Obamacare's Insurance "Solution": Medicaid for All

    Even as the Left celebrates Obamacare’s expansion of health coverage, a Reuters story highlighted what kind of “insurance” people will receive under the law. First, the article noted that many large, national insurers have decided not to participate in Obamacare’s exchanges: The nation’s biggest insurers have decided against joining the … More

    For Low-Income Families, Obamacare Is the UNAFFORDABLE Care Act

    Yesterday the Associated Press published an article summarizing how Obamacare’s supposed benefits may well turn out to be a mirage for many low-income workers: It’s called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama’s health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at … More

    Ezra Klein Can't Save Obamacare's Broken Premium Promise

    Ezra Klein’s column in Bloomberg this week attempted to defend then-Senator Barack Obama’s repeated promises to lower premiums by $2,500. Unfortunately for Klein, virtually all of his defenses fall short. First, Klein claims that “there was no time frame attached to the promise.” On this count, he’s flat-out wrong. Campaign … More

    For Congress, Obamacare Finally Hits Home

    The quotes are certainly ominous: Employees are so worried “thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.” Workers fear being pushed “on to the government health exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.” “The chatter about retiring now, to remain on the current health … More