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    What the Administration Didn't Tell You About Obamacare Exchange Plans

    Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report regarding premiums and plan offerings in Obamacare’s exchanges for next year. Despite the Administration’s claims, premiums are going up due to Obamacare—and the quality of the “coverage” is, in many cases, going down. In both today’s report and … More

    Obamacare's Insurance Exchange "Glitches"

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on the latest “Obamacare” glitch to emerge—this one striking at the heart of the law’s coverage expansions: Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul, the government’s software can’t reliably determine how much people need to … More

    Obamacare Continues to Cut Workers Hours

    A Washington Post front-page story reported what many of us already know: The employer mandate in Obamacare is causing employers to cut workers’ hours as well as the number of workers they employ. The employer mandate penalizes employers that do not provide the proper mandated level of insurance to their … 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

    Will the Currency Zombie Eat the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

    Currency manipulation is the issue that never dies. No matter how many times the link between exchange rates and American jobs is shown to be tenuous, the matter rises again like a zombie. In this case, it is Japan that has brought exchange rates back into the spotlight, as the … 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

    Obamacare: Krugman’s California Dreamin’

    Since California released its health care exchange premium rates late last week, liberals such as Paul Krugman have argued that Obamacare’s predicted “rate shock” will fail to materialize next year. At least three reasons explain why liberals’ argument falls short: 1. Dubious Assumptions About Exchange Enrollment Some independent observers questioned … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: A 50/50 Split on Enrollment Estimates

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next seven days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Obamacare … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Exchange Subsidies

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next 9 days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (i.e. cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. The … More