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    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

    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

    Hobby Lobby Wins Major Victory Against Obamacare Mandate

    Late this afternoon, a federal court granted a major victory to the Green family and Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., issuing the company a temporary restraining order to the coercive Obamacare mandate that requires employers to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs. The ruling comes just one day after a lengthy opinion … More

    American Public Still Doesn’t Like Obamacare

    Despite declarations made by advocates that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans still disapprove of it, with 52 percent of adults generally disapproving. But a more telling measure of support comes from the response to this question from those … 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: AMA’s Curious Support

    In an interview with Bloomberg’s Bureau of National Affairs, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, incoming president of the American Medical Association (AMA), said the AMA will push for full implementation of Obamacare, including its Medicaid expansion: She said AMA continues to work on implementation issues with the states, and she called … 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

    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

    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