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  • Side Effects: Pre-Existing Physician Payment Problems Persist

    No one can criticize the Obamacare legislation for being too short.  But even at 2K+ pages, the new law fails to address some major problems with the health system.  One of these is the flawed formula Congress created years ago to determine how much the Medicare payment physicians receive for … More

    The Obamacare Sales Pitch Paid for by Your Tax Dollars

    The Department of Health and Human Services recently launched its new website, www.healthreform.gov, to serve as an informative source on what’s to come under new health care law.  Unfortunately, the website provides little substance and more of the same rhetoric we have heard from the administration regarding health care reform. … More

    Side Effects: States Will Feel the Effects of Obamacare

    The national health reform rammed through Congress is giving state officials headaches. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels outlines several problems states will have to deal with as a result of Obamacare. For example, Daniels now faces the prospect of terminating a popular insurance program for … More

    Side Effects: New Entitlement Compounds Debt Problems of Existing Entitlement

    Obamacare was sold as a way to improve benefits and expand coverage.  But it doesn’t seem to be panning out that way. Almost immediately, major companies offering excellent health coverage to both active workers and retirees said the new law would cost them a bundle.  AT&T alone said they’d have … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Fueling Higher Insurance Costs

    Despite all the talk about how Obamacare would lower health care costs, it’s already becoming clear that it just won’t be the case. The Indianapolis Star reports that companies can expect employee health insurance costs to rise even faster. “Driven by worries about the economy and possibly the effects of … More

    Side Effects: Laws No Longer Mean What They Say

    Major flaws in the gargantuan Obamacare bill started to emerge almost immediately after it was signed into law.  One of the most embarrassing:  failure to ensure immediate coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions—something Obamacare supporters had constantly promised was part of the bill. Looking to provide cover for those who … More

    Rep. Paul Ryan: The Way Forward on Health Care Reform

    While President Obama and congressional liberals have yet to come down from the high of passing their historically horrible health care legislation, conservatives are still hard at work promoting health care reform.  This is because with its numerous new taxes, mandates, penalties, regulations, and new role for government, Obamacare can … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare May Be Fatal for Your HSA

    President Obama promised Americans that “If you like the plan you have now, you can keep it.”  It was a fundamental promise of Obamacare. But if the coverage you like comes via a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), that promise may not hold. A recent … More

    Side Effects: Medical Devices Tax Will Costs Jobs

    There’s only one way to pull the economy out of the doldrums. We need more jobs. Now. As Obamacare inched its way toward passage, boosters of the radical legislation began making bold new claims about its virtues.  The bill, they said, would do far more than simply fix the health … More

    Side Effects: Young to Pay Higher Health Insurance Premiums

    Remember those lower health insurance premiums Obamacare would bring us?  Don’t count on it—especially if you’re young.  The Associated Press reports that a new analysis by Rand Health predicts premiums for young adults could rise as much as 17 percent under the new law. The new age rating requirement is … More