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  • Obamacare: How the Cost-Sharing Subsidies Produce Limited Access to Providers

    Many middle-class Americans will be harmed by the design of Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income exchange enrollees. Though relatively little attention has been given to this feature, understanding it is crucial to accurately projecting the results of its implementation. Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Ed Haislmaier has studied this feature of … More

    Obamacare Exchanges: Medicaid for Middle-Class Americans

    Obamacare will add a projected 9 million individuals to Medicaid in 2014 by expanding the program to able-bodied adults below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Unfortunately for these new Medicaid enrollees, much of the coverage offered in the Obamacare exchanges will look a lot like Medicaid, with patients … More

    Obamacare’s Collapse: History Repeating Itself?

    As the disastrous Obamacare rollout continues to frustrate and anger more and more Americans, some analysts are noticing the striking similarities between Obamacare and the failure of another massive piece of social policy legislation, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA). Carl Hulse of The New York Times argues that the … More

    See the Map: Obamacare Exchanges Have Reduced Insurance Competition Nationally

    A recent Heritage analysis found significantly less insurer competition in the Obamacare exchanges relative to the prior individual health insurance market. Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ed Haislmaier examined insurer participation in the exchanges and found that nationally there will be “29 percent less insurer competition in the exchanges relative to … More

    States or Feds Running Obamacare Exchanges Made Little Difference to Insurers

    After three years of preparation and much anticipation, Americans can finally see whether Obamacare’s state or federally operated insurance exchanges will provide more competition for consumers’ business. As the table shows, the results are in, and there seems to be no correlation. Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ed Haislmaier recently examined … More